TTJ Awards 2018



The InterContinental Park Lane, London,
21 September 2018

Event Sponsorship

Headline Sponsor

Comprising of W. Howard Limited, Polyco Limited and W. Howard Kildare Limited across four sites; The W. Howard Group are manufacturers of MDF profiles - products include skirtings, architraves, window boards, door casings and door linings as well as our exclusive KOTA™ product.

W. Howard UK (based in Manchester) manufactures primed MDF profiles, delivered across the UK and Europe as well as being the central administration point for the Group. Polyco (based in Newtown, mid-Wales) manufactures real wood veneer and foil wrapped products, delivered across the UK from site or via Manchester. W Howard Kildare (based in ROI) manufactures primed MDF profiles alongside real wood veneer and foil wrapped products as well as our exclusive KOTA™ product delivered across Ireland and Europe. Our London distribution centre (based in West Thurrock) offers a collection or delivery service for merchants in London and the south-east.

The Group's core range is one of the largest in Europe and we hold more than 200 stock profile sizes and finishes.

Our mission is to be the UK and Europe’s preferred partner to Merchants, Manufacturers & Distributors within the construction industry.


Award Sponsors

CombiLift’s wide range of multidirectional 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. Celebrating 20 years in business in 2018, CombiLift has produced over 36,000 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.


ECC is one of Irelands leading wood processors supplying quality Construction, Fencing and Packaging Timber products direct to UK and Irish markets since 1992. Based in the scenic west of Ireland with UK sales offices in Hadleigh and Liverpool, ECC’s continuous focus on customer requirements has established the company as the benchmark for quality product and service in the UK and Irish timber markets. Social and Environmental sustainability are the cornerstone of our business, ECC have become the first homegrown timber processor to offer dual PEFC and FSC certification on our product range.  ECC is proud to sponsor the Environmental award for the industry.


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, midmarket 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.


Through our plants in Ireland and Scotland, Glennon Brothers offers a one stop shop solution, for sawn softwood in the British Isles, with products for the construction, packaging and fencing industries. Having celebrated 100 years in business in 2013, Glennon Brothers is now the premier name in the Irish and UK timber processing industry.

Glennon Brothers is the first home grown timber processor, to sponsor a TTJ Award. In line with its ongoing commitment to invest in people, this year Glennon Brothers is sponsoring the Career Development Award, which presents an ideal opportunity to showcase the importance of highly talented people to the industry.


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).


Kerridge Commercial Systems offers advanced, fully integrated ERP systems in trade, wholesale and distribution. 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 40 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.


<p>Lonza Wood 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 can be used to industrially treat timber and provide long term protection against decay and insect attack. A choice of DRICON and ATP Generic proven fire retardant treatments is available for timber used in both permanent and temporary interior situations, providing a very effective surface spread of flame protection and more time in a fire situation.</p>


MEDITE SMARTPLY is a market leading manufacturer of sustainable timber construction panels. Our award winning brands MEDITE and SMARTPLY are renowned for delivering the highest quality products, customer-led innovation and industry leading customer service.

 

Our manufacturing sites in Clonmel (MEDITE) and Waterford (SMARTPLY) in Ireland feature the latest production technology to deliver straighter, flatter and more consistent boards than ever before, in a range of sizes and thicknesses unparalleled within the industry. Constant progression and investment have allowed MEDITE SMARTPLY to enter new diverse markets and sectors, meaning that there is always a fresh pipeline of new products to address market demands.

 

As part of the Coillte Group, we pride ourselves on our sustainable supply chain and manufacturing processes, meaning our products are as environmentally conscious in their make up as they are in their application.


As the UK’s leading organisation representing over 400 members in the structural timber sector and associated supply chain companies, the STA has an objective to drive quality and product innovation through expert technical guidance and research - underpinned by education, training and event programmes.


Timber Expo and TRADA have teamed up once again to sponsor the prestigious Innovation Award in 2018. 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 the 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 9 - 11 October.


The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is the UK’s foremost membership body for the timber supply chain. Our members constitute timber importers, merchants, agents and manufacturers and account for around two-thirds of the £10 billion UK timber industry. We offer a host of services to our members including technical, trade and sustainability advice alongside political and industry representation. We aim to put our members and their businesses at the heart of the UK construction and industrial strategy. If you have any questions on timber and the timber industry then get in touch with our team of experts who will be happy to help. </ br>


Timber Expo and TRADA have teamed up once again to sponsor the prestigious Innovation Award in 2018. 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 the 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 9 - 11 October.


Twitter Wall Sponsor

Operating from major sites in North Wales and the East Midlands, Firedoors has the largest capacity of all the UK bespoke manufacturers, enabling consistent and reliable distribution to projects throughout the United Kingdom. Alongside our fully compliant bespoke doorsets, which we offer up to FD120, we also stock a large range of FD30 and FD60 doors in metric standard sizes, which are perfect for any customer that requires a fast turnaround. As a market leader in certified performance doors and doorsets we ensure we are up to date with the latest standards, technological and material innovations bringing quality and value together.


Badge and Lanyard Sponsor

WoodScanner is a ground breaking digital business to business marketplace that will openly connect members (buyers) with our partners (sellers) providing a simple, efficient and hassle free way to acquire timber products. WoodScanner will cast transparency over product variety and availability allowing sellers to engage with more buyers and buyers to view more sellers. We will help our members to see real time stock and price comparisons across multiple product categories. We will help our partners by providing dynamic advertising opportunities and create real time enquiries to sell their products. WoodScanner will do all of the hard work for you.


Drinks Sponsors

We specialise in the importation, manufacture, distribution and branding of quality and sustainable softwood timber products. Hoppings was Incorporated in 1930 but was first established way back in 1920 in Whetstone, North London. Today, Hoppings operates from two sites North and South of London, Epping in Essex and Lingfield in Surrey and employs over 60 staff.


Table Hosts


English Woodlands Timber Ltd is a hardwood sawmill and timber merchant specialising in sourcing, conversion and bespoke supply of English & European timbers for furniture makers, architectural joinery and builders. At the woodyards in W.Sussex their 2500m2 timber store holds a large range of thicknesses, widths, lengths and species in waney and square-edge stock from which customers can self-select assisted by experienced staff. The sourcing of oversize widths and lengths for specialist woodworking is a particular feature of the stock. The fully equiped 350m2 workshop provides bespoke machining services to our customers direct from stock. The company carries CoC for PEFC, FSC and GiB licensed timber.


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®


 Metsä Wood provides premium-quality wood products for construction, industrial and distribution customers. Our aim is to be the best partner for these customers, opening up the almost endless possibilities of wood.
We use 100% traceable wood from northern forests, a sustainable raw material of the finest quality. Our facilities are surrounded by these forests, which ensures a never-ending reliable supply. Our primary products are Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber), birch and spruce plywood, and Nordic premium timber.
Metsä Wood is part of Metsä Group, which covers the whole wood value chain from sapling to product.
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MDM Timber was established in 1989 as an independent Timber Importer with the emphasis of providing quality products, at competitive prices, on a "Just In Time Basis".

From its small beginnings with offices above a joinery shop in Wickford, the company has grown steadily without ever losing sight of its guiding principles.

As the company continued to grow, the need to employ a larger workforce increased resulting in the company relocating, initially to a site in Rayleigh, and again in 2003 to our present location in Basildon.


SCA Timber Supply UK, a business operation of SCA Timber, comprises of 3 business streams located over 4 locations in Stoke, Welshpool, Cumbernauld and Melton with combined manufacturing capability of 150,000m3 and 15,000m3 timber treatment facilities. These streams supply a range of timber and associated products to the UK’s Home Improvement and building materials sectors.

SCA Timber is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of wood-based products, with an annual production capacity of 2.1 million cubic meters. The operations include five sawmills in Sweden, wood-processing units with planing mills in Sweden, France and the UK and distribution and wholesale operations.



Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 25 000 employees in more than 35 countries. Wood Products division provides versatile wood-based solutions for building and housing. Our product range covers all areas of urban construction including massive wood elements, wood components and pellets. We also offer a variety of sawn timber goods.
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Taylor Maxwell Timber are a national team dedicated to delivering quality timber products at consistently competitive prices. For over 50 years, the strength of our relationships with the world's best sawmills has enabled us to offer clients a year-round supply of timber for a wide range of commercial uses.


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.

For more information, please contact Chidi Adilih:

Chidi Adilih

Sales Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 203 096 2607

Email: chidi.adilih@uk.timetric.com