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Richard Thick

2nd February 2023
Richard Thick of Vida Wood

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Thick. Richard was a stalwart of the timber industry holding senior roles, most notably as managing director of Boras Timber UK prior to its purchase by Vida Wood UK, where he remained managing director until he retired in 2022.

Richard played an active role in many of the timber trade’s organisations including the National Softwood Division, Wood for Good and the TRA.

He will be remembered as a great communicator with a wonderful sense of humour, keeping many people entertained. His understanding and knowledge of the timber industry was second to none and to many, he was considered a mentor.

Nick Boulton, chief executive of the TRA said: “We have lost one of our industry’s great characters. Richard led life to the full and was a joy to catch up with at our TRA events. He was an enthusiastic member of the TRA from its inception and always supported our member events and initiatives. He will be greatly missed by his TRA colleagues so many of whom attended the celebration of his life last week in Tillingham.

We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife Sharon, daughters Rebecca and Rachel and all of his colleagues at Vida Wood.

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