We are proud to present our book The Story of Timbertrove written by Shirley O'Kelly. The book will launch on September 27th 2022 and will be available to purchase online and in-store.

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… two people, from ordinary backgrounds, who both left school early, mad keen to work, and who found they shared the same dreams of success.

… how they succeeded in achieving their dreams – through hard work, ongoing learning, a lot of help and a bit of luck.

… how they overcame two recessions – though the last one almost cost them everything – through sheer self-belief and determination.

… a small family business, with super, hard-working, loyal employees, that grew and retrenched – and grew again.

… the challenges of running a small business today – the day-in, day-out grind, the obstacles and hassles.

… the joy of running a small business today – meeting and serving customers, freedom in decision-making, seeing the direct results of your efforts.

… a family of entrepreneurs, beginning again now in the third-generation.

Most of all, it’s the story of Shirley and Henry, of their family, of O’Kelly’s Sawmills and Timbertrove, of up and downs, good times and bad. 

Shirley says: “Our story – the story of Timbertrove – is quite simple: we followed our dream in setting up and running a successful business, while achieving our goals along the way. We have walked the talk! We built the business from the ground up with very little money, just a dream!”