• Dave Biggs

    "Keeping a customer happy and his mill working correctly is what I enjoy the most about my job,” Dave shares. Dave’s prior experience was as a Marine Engineer in the Royal Navy for 22 years, specialising in submarine service.

Welcome to Wood-Mizer UK

Hi, I'm Dave Biggs, General Manager for Wood-Mizer UK. 

My team and I are here to assist you reach your sawmilling goals. We want you to get the best out of your mill and we are always happy to talk to customers. 

Many issues can be rectified over the phone, and if you need parts, we hold a large stock at our office. We have a strong technical team based in Yalding and agents in throughout the UK.

If you would like to start sawmilling and have some questions, there is a lot of information here on the website to help you make informed decisions, but don't hesitate to give us a call. If you would like, we can always set up a time for you to visit our office and get hands-on with our demonstration sawmills. As well, you can see us at shows throughout the UK during the year. 

  • Damien Marden

    After working as parts and service manager for Wood-Mizer UK for eight years, I was recently offered the opportunity to turn my knowledge into further my career in sales. I jumped at the chance, as selling customers a product they need is a pleasure!

  • Kathy Schumann

    I am responsible for all accounting aspects as well as assisting customers with orders and requests. As I enjoy the complexities and need for accuracy of accounting and interaction with customers, my position within the company is a fulfilling one. Although born in the UK, I lived in South Africa for 35 years. In the past, I held the position of Supervisor in a major bank and then moved on to being a PA and Administrative Assistant to the Manager of one of the world’s leading mining companies. I then went on to own my own successful retail business. My husband and I returned to England to be closer to our children and grandchildren. My husband runs the UK ReSharp department.

  • Derek Schumann

    I run ReSharp for the UK. My aim is to take care of all your blade ReSharp needs and to restore your blades back to their original specifications. As every sawyer knows the blade is "the heart" of the narrow band sawmill and proper blade maintenance is the key to getting the best cut your mill can do. So my job requires concentration and patience and as a result our customers spend more time on sawing process, getting the ready sharpened blades just-in-time. I was born in South Africa, where I spent my working career of 33 years in the engineering departments and the gold plant of a leading gold mining company. I took early retirement to assist my wife in her newly formed business.