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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the TTJ editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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‘Mr birch’ notches 60 years of trading
31 January, 2018
Derek Fletcher has seen more than most people in the UK timber trade. Celebrating 60 years in the industry this month he remains irrepressible and was recently honoured in Latvia for his long association with the birch plywood industy. Stephen Powney reports
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It’s An Equitable life 31 January, 2018 This month TTJ kicks off a new monthly feature – Meet the Merchant – to highlight an important sector that is responsible for selling large quantities of timber in the UK. The first is MKM Building Supplies and Sally Spencer discovers its success is founded on its model of branch directors having equity in the business
On a mission 31 January, 2018 As productivity slows, there is an urgent need for the construction industry to work closely with the education sector to nurture fresh talent, says Robert Hairstans, of Edinburgh Napier University
Is wood ‘fireproof’? - part 2 31 January, 2018 Don’t confuse fire retardance with fireproof, says Jim Coulson in his second look at wood and fire
Containers get on track at Liverpool 31 January, 2018 A rail freight container service is the latest new development undertaken by Peel Ports at the Port of Liverpool
Postsaver’s three Fs - forward, faster, further 31 January, 2018 Postsaver timber sleeve protection can now be found on everything from Lapland utility poles and Chilean bamboo cattle ranch fence posts, to vineyard and hop farm supports in Ethiopia – and the company sees its global market developing and diversifying. Mike Jeffree reports
Top of the Class 31 January, 2018 Witley Jones designs manufactures and installs bespoke furniture for schools and educational facilities throughout the world from its UK-based premises in Stourport-on-Severn. It manufactures high quality furniture for all educational establishments, producing extensive ranges of classroom, library, common room and accommodation furniture.
Natural Finish 31 January, 2018 It’s unusual for an individual to bring a new product to the wood coatings and finishes market but that is what ‘eco-architect’ Benjamin Robb has done
Small but perfectly formed 31 January, 2018 Eight years into a 20-year masterplan, Port of Shoreham is looking to develop its facilities, broaden its customer base and handle a wider range of cargoes. Mike Jeffree reports
New London port moves closer 31 January, 2018 Further possibilities for the import of bulk construction materials into London are on the cards following a planning application to build a new terminal at the Port of Tilbury
West Port and Remmers show their metal 31 January, 2018 Changes in supply chain management need to be planned in any company, but not least with a company the size of West Port Windows & Doors, whose unique set of requirements led it to a business partnership with Remmers (UK) last spring.
Put to the test 31 January, 2018 Research and development is crucial to the wood coating sector and the BRE has been involved in several long-term field study projects. BRE research director Ed Suttie provides an update
Room for growth 31 January, 2018 Gareth Russell, commercial manager of Associated British Ports and trade sector specialist in timber, gives an update on ABP’s timber handling and looks at the issue of Brexit

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