FAST-expanding eco-friendly decking company Composite Prime has been awarded membership of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF), becoming the first-ever member of the industry-leading body which solely supplies composite materials.

From a standing start three years ago, Composite Prime, based in Ilkley, is now one of the largest suppliers of composite decking products in the UK.

Composite Prime’s decking ranges utilise the latest composite technology to produce a long life, low maintenance, safe, slip-resistant and child-friendly material.

Central to the company’s mission is its primary focus on tackling consumers’ environmental concerns. During the last 12 months, Composite Prime estimates it has stopped 25 million plastic milk bottles going into landfill – or the world’s oceans – and recycled the equivalent of 300 million plastic bottle caps.

Managing director Domenic Harrison is the fifth generation of his family to work in plastics, while sales director Charles Taylor is a third generation timber merchant.

Earlier this year, Rudy Micallef, one of the most experienced marketing directors in the consumer leisure sector, came on board as commercial director, with Susanna Wolfe further strengthening the team on her recent appointment as marketing manager.

David Hopkins, managing director of the TTF, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Composite Prime onboard. They have already made great in-roads to the market via a number of our members and look set to continue that growth. I wish them every success.”

Charles Taylor added: “To become the first composites-only member of the TTF, the UK’s foremost membership body in its sector, is a landmark achievement for Composite Prime. With a heritage stretching back over 125 years, the TTF acts as the guardian of product standards, quality and sustainability – a philosophy we wholeheartedly share across our entire operation. We are actively pursuing membership of other industry-leading bodies who represent the market sectors we are increasingly supplying.”