||The official KDM Office opening was attended by a number of customers, suppliers and local businessmen. One of KDM's largest
Russian timber suppliers led the toasts in Russian with a goodwill message to everyone. He was joined by
other visitors who had travelled from Sweden, Latvia, Poland, Ireland and all parts of the UK.
Mr Bill Wright, the Major of Ipswich officially opened KDM's new £1.35 million HQ in Ipswich by
cutting the ribbon on Friday 24th June 2005.
Official KDM Office Opening
||KDM moves to a new state of the art custom designed building on the outskirts of Ipswich.
The Havens, Ransomes Europark
Andrew Walshe is appointed Chairman of KDM.
John Grave is appointed sole CEO of KDM.
Ivan Walshe is apointed Sales Director of KDM.
||John Grave and Andrew Walshe were appointed as Joint CEO's of KDM.
Ivan Walshe, Neville Greenwood and Steve Henry become Directors of KDM.
||KDM achieved Pre tax profits £575,482 , turnover of £15.1 million and net assets £3 million, the company redeemed its Preference Shares 5 years early at a cost of £846,375.
||KDM launched BT Global WoodTrader, a joint venture between KDM and British Telecom Plc to trade timber over the Internet.
|1996 - 2000||-
||The Company became involved with the Internet and successfully developed, demerged and floated an Internet Services Division called COUNTYWeb on AIM raising £5.6 million new capital. This business was eventually sold in 2003.
||The Company moved into the first hi-tech timber trading room of its kind in the UK in and with cumulative sales since 1981 having surpassed the £100 million mark, another milestone had been reached.
||KDM became a PLC and moved to well appointed offices in the Town Centre of Felixstowe.
The offices shown below at Kesgrave Hall
||KDM commenced trading in Timber and Forest Products in the Port of Felixstowe.
||KDM was founded on 2nd May as a small private company.