TTJ Awards 2016



The Brewery,
30 September 2016

Event Sponsorship

Headline Sponsor

Established in 1757, James Latham plc has been importing and distributing timber and wood based panel products to the UK for more than two and a half centuries. Under the continuing direction of the Latham family, the business - whose current management team includes a number of ninth generation family members - has developed into an industry leader in panel products, hardwood, hardwood flooring and joinery quality softwood and now offers probably the most comprehensive and varied product range available in the market today. A member and supporter of the Timber Trade Federation, James Latham was the first signatory to the Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy. The company has a strong environmental policy with all depots being Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified plus the business has also been independently audited to ensure that it is compliant with the European Timber Trade Regulation (EUTR).


Award Sponsors

Part of the Lonza group, ArchTimber Protection is the leading European supplier of products and processes for the effective preservative and fire retardant protection of timber. Leading brand preservative products such as TANALITH and VACSOL Aqua can be used to industrially treat timber and provide long term protection against decay and insect attack. A choice of DRICON and NON-COM Exterior proven fire retardant treatments is available for timber used in both interior and exterior situations, providing a very effective surface spread of flame protection and more time in a fire situation.


The Art of Working Sideways.
Baumann Sideloaders offer the most effective way to handle a multitude of long or awkward products, typically timber, plastics or metals. Although we produce a wide range of sideloaders (3-50 tonnes), we produce nothing else. We know our strength and that is our focus.With over 40 years of experience in development, design and production of sideloaders, our company is recognised as the market leader. Our UK sales and service network provides professional support to leading customers in the metals, plastics, timber and related industries. www.baumann-sideloaders.co.uk


Medite and SmartPly are part of Coillte, the innovative, FSC certified Irish forestry and forest products company. Medite is one of Europe’s most recognised brands of MDF and is considered the benchmark for quality, consistency and performance with a wide range of specialist products produced to meet the diverse needs of users, specifiers and designers. The unique Medite Tricoya Extreme has exceptional durability, moisture resistance and dimensional stability and is supported by a 50 year guarantee. SmartPly OSB is the smart, cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to plywood for use in structural and non-structural applications. Ongoing product innovation continues to widen the scope of application of SmartPly OSB into timber frame and low energy building construction. Made from fast growing locally sourced FSC certified timber, SmartPly OSB panels are fully certified, structurally approved, CE compliant, legal and sustainable alternatives to tropical plywood.


Combilift’s wide range of 4-way forklifts and other specialist handling equipment ensures the space saving, safe and more productive handling and storage of long loads, pallets and containers. Combilift has been at the forefront of innovation in its sector since it was established in 1998 and is the acknowledged leading global supplier of customised handling solutions. The company has a worldwide network of dealerships and exports to more than 75 countries. It has produced over 25,000 units of its ever expanding product portfolio which operate across a wide range of industries, with the timber sector being one of its largest customer bases.


Danzer UK is the UK based sales organisation for Danzer Group. Danzer Group are the world's largest producer of decorative veneer and one of the largest producers of hardwood sawn timber in North America and Africa (including 1.16 million ha of FSC certified forest at IFO in Rep of Congo). Danzer UK source both from our own in house productions as well as from credible and reliable third party suppliers globally. We are FSC/PEFC/BM Trada FPCC chain of custody registered and offer nationwide coverage with a just in time delivery service from extensive UK and overseas stocks. Our product range includes sawn timber/flooring/kitchen work tops/doors/veneer/3D veneer/engineered timber products.


Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, mid market and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) software enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional, and global businesses demand.


Kerridge Commercial Systems offers advanced, fully integrated ERP systems in trade, wholesale and distributions We provide specialist software, services and support to deliver fully integrated trading and business management solutions to distributive trades customers, large and small – wherever they are in the world. Immersed in the distributive trades for over 35 years, our technical experts are thought leaders in trading and management technology, and our innovative and flexible approach ensures our customers partner with us for the long-term.


Koppers Performance Chemicals is the global leading in timber preservatives, working in partnership with the industry to enhance the natural durability of timber in agricultural, construction, landscaping and utility applications. Synonymous with innovation, Koppers Performance Chemicals product portfolio contains some of the most trusted & valued brands in the industry, notably Protim®, Celcure®, MicroPro®, Koppers FirePro and Exterior Fire-X®


Don’t spend so much time trying to choose the perfect opportunity, that you miss the right opportunity ‘....Michael Dell. Fifty years of timber trading and Taylor Maxwell are still creating the right opportunities to supply quality products into our national customer base.Working from four strategic offices, we represent some of the best UK and European producers selling construction, pallet, fencing, hardwoods and flooring. We will continue to focus on bringing the right products to market, developing in tandem with our customers and suppliers, to improve qualities and service in our vision of making Taylor Maxwell ‘The Mark Of Choice’.


“Timber Expo and TRADA have teamed up once again to sponsor the prestigious Innovation Award in 2015. Both organisations are working closely together to drive innovation which is vital if the timber industry is to grow, develop and compete against alternative materials and technologies in the market. Timber Expo is the UK’s leading event dedicated exclusively to timber, its associated technologies and its many applications. At the heart of the show is Timber Focus Seminars; the most comprehensive and in-depth seminar programme featuring an unrivalled collection of high calibre speakers co-ordinated by TRADA. The shortlisted entries for the Innovation Award will not only be awarded a prestigious trophy, but will gain added exposure within the exhibition hall at Timber Expo, held at the NEC, Birmingham from 18 - 20 October."


The Confederation of Timber Industries is an umbrella organisation, representing the UK's Timber supply chain from saw mills to end of life recycling. Launched on 10 June 2015, the CTI already has 38 supporters from across the whole Timber Supply Chain.Builders’ merchants, manufacturers and importers along with Universities, training organisations and research bodies have agreed to be part of the project. CTI supporters also include large Multinational Companies as well as Trade Associations representing key sectors within the supply chain.


“Timber Expo and TRADA have teamed up once again to sponsor the prestigious Innovation Award in 2015. Both organisations are working closely together to drive innovation which is vital if the timber industry is to grow, develop and compete against alternative materials and technologies in the market. Timber Expo is the UK’s leading event dedicated exclusively to timber, its associated technologies and its many applications. At the heart of the show is Timber Focus Seminars; the most comprehensive and in-depth seminar programme featuring an unrivalled collection of high calibre speakers co-ordinated by TRADA. The shortlisted entries for the Innovation Award will not only be awarded a prestigious trophy, but will gain added exposure within the exhibition hall at Timber Expo, held at the NEC, Birmingham from 18 - 20 October."



W.Howard Limited – The Leading Edge in MDF Moulding. W. Howard Limited are manufacturers of MDF mouldings, products include skirtings, architraves, window boards, door casings and door linings. The product range consists of over 160 profiles and sizes and finishes in white primed, veneered and laminated and Extreme MDF made from Medite Tricoya. As well as a vast core range offering we are also able to manufacture bespoke products.Our main site in Manchester handles all manufacturing, administration and deliveries. We also have a further manufacturing site in Powys which produces the veneered and laminated products and a collection and distribution depot in London.


Brand Sponsors

MBM Forest Products Ltd are proud to sponsor the 2015 TTJ Engineered Timber award.Part of the growing Consolidated Timber Holdings Group (www.cth.co.uk) MBM Forest Products are importers and distributors of Structural Timber, Engineered Timber, and Panel products. Operating from our site at Tilbury we deliver mixed loads to our customers across the UK on a ‘just in time’ basis. Delivering customers multiple products on a single load ensures we can give customers just enough of what they want, when they need it. This is hugely beneficial for customers helping them reduce their own stock levels and improve the cash flow within their business.


Badge and Lanyard Sponsor

In an ever more responsible world, the importance of wood keeps growing. Metsä Wood provides the premium-quality wood products for construction, industrial and distribution. We use 100% traceable wood from northern forests, a sustainable raw material of the finest quality. Our key strength is industrial efficiency delivered through true commitment, reliability and quality. In the UK, we operate from four sites; softwood planing lines at Boston and Widnes; MDF processing at Boston and the manufacture of Finnjoist i-beams at King's Lynn. We offer a one stop shop, which gives us a unique position in the market today.


Drinks Sponsors

In any great company, customer focus is at the heart of the business. An independent survey of Snows Timber customers shows that our people, their knowledge and their dedication to customers' needs, are truly appreciated. At Snows, we believe that knowledge shared contributes to profitable timber sales. Supported by our dependable timber supply - responsibly sourced, skilfully produced and reliably delivered – the Snows sales team help our customers to develop their businesses and their markets. With four regional production and distribution centres, and our own delivery fleet, Snows Timber is your partner in good wood business.


Become Event Sponsor

Gain industry wide exposure and meet your marketing objectives by sponsoring our high profile industry lunch. The event provides the perfect platform to target industry leaders and influencers and showcase your company at an exclusive lunch. We offer a wide range of sponsorship packages from the exclusive platinum package, to networking functions and awards sponsorship options. 
SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES 
Ray Giddings
T: +44 (0) 20 3096 2585
E: ray.giddings@timetric.com


Table Host

Euler Hermes is the global leader in trade credit insurance and a recognised specialist in the areas of bonding, guarantees and collections. With more than 100 years of experience, the company offers business-to-business clients financial services to support cash and trade receivables management, tracking and analysing daily changes in corporate solvency among small, medium and multinational companies active in markets representing 92% of global GDP. Euler Hermes is present in over 50 countries and is rated AA- by Standard & Poor’s and Dagong Europe. The company insured global business transactions for €890 billion in exposure at the end of 2015. Further information: www.eulerhermes.com, LinkedIn or Twitter @eulerhermes.


Brand Sponsors