Back in 1863, Benjamin Joyce, a determined and spirited young man, left Ireland for a better life, a new challenge and to seek his fortune. He proceeded to open a small timber yard near East Finchley railway station, delivering the timber to his customers by horse and cart.
About 50 years after the company, was first opened, the company was re-located to its present location in Church Lane (formerly Bulls Lane), East Finchley, opposite East Finchley cemetery. Over 140 years later, P.O. Joyce Ltd. is still a family run business and is still supplying high quality timber to its customers.
Six generations of the Joyce family have been involved in the timber trade. Timber is not just a business to us; it's a way of life. Neil Joyce, the current Director of P.O Joyce Ltd, says: 'throughout our history the company has tried to maintain its roots. My forefathers, my sons and myself take great pride from having continued the family tradition while taking the business forward'.
Since the company's conception back in 1863, we have kept quality and flexibility as our watchwords. We believe we have the ability to adapt and evolve to changing market conditions and we have a strong belief in quality and customer service.