Timber Trades Journal Online
Newport-based Premier Forest Group Ltd has posted another successive year of record growth as it marks its 25th anniversary and announces its first CEO.Read more
Private investment group Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP’s timber industry portfolio has taken another leap forward with addition of Rembrand Timber, which is merging with its Thornbridge Sawmills business.Read more
A new player has entered the UK and Ireland market to supply machined timber – Timber Focus Ltd.
TTJ Regular Softwood Update
UK softwood sales volumes quietened through June, but most traders found increased price levels cushioned the blow and their monthly results turned out to be an acceptable compromise between turnover and margin.
TTF sets timetable for preservative treatment action
The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has launched a new action plan to improve treated wood quality which includes asking its members to demonstrate compliance with several key principles.
Premier announces first Group CEO and records record growth
Newport-based Premier Forest Group Ltd has posted another successive year of record growth as it marks its 25th anniversary and announces its first CEO.
Obituary – Frank Riding
Frank Riding of Ridings Sawmills (Cardross) Ltd died peacefully at home on June 16. He had fought a brave and hard fight against glioblastoma multiforme, a very aggressive and rare type of brain cancer.
IT providers are continuing to deliver innovative software solutions to the timber industry. Sally Spencer reports
On tour with Glennon brothers
TTJ Career Development Award sponsor Glennon Brothers recently hosted a tour of Ireland’s forest products sector for the 2017 award finalists. Keren Fallwell reports
Better by design
Advances in technology and software provision is keeping timber designers ahead of the game. Sally Spencer reports
Kerridge Commercial Systems business analyst Brian Minns explains how some of the company’s most recent developments have been driven by the specific needs of its customers
Offsite on target
UK housebuilders don’t underestimate the challenges their industry faces, but are investing in meeting them, including in offsite prefabrication. Mike Jeffree reports.
There has been a lot of talk in the timber industry about the potential knock-on effects of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell fire.
Don’t panic, do get technical
The General Data Protection Regulation and a backlash against business social media use should not trigger a wholesale rethink on marketing strategy, but the Grenfell disaster should prompt a focus on precision of product performance claims, writes Liz Male of Liz Male Consulting.
Construction class action
The Design Engineer Construct! programme enables construction and associated businesses to really engage in attracting badly needed new young talent to their industry, says Alison Watson MBE of Class of Your Own
Is face-to-face customer service dead?
There’s a price to pay for ditching long-standing core retail values in favour of faceless online trading and it could lead to a loss of expertise on the shop floor, argues Rupert Scott, membership manager, TRADA
Why we mustn’t ignore red oak
It’s the most prolific US hardwood and consumers like it, so isn’t it time European buyers gave red oak another look, asks American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables