We are proud to present our book The Story of Timbertrove written by Shirley O'Kelly. 

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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!”