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A reason for being Architect Peter Wilson’s career has taken him from designing new towns in the Middle East to championing timber as a construction material. Sally Spencer reports
TTBS national golf success at The Belfry Good weather favoured the TTBS National Golf on July 8 , played on the world class PGA National and Brabazon courses at the Belfry, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield
Hindle’s done the Jewson lot Peter Hindle’s career has seen him work his way up through the ranks from yard manager at Jewson’s Fleetwood branch to senior vice-president at Saint-Gobain. Sally Spencer reports
The art of the possible Paul Clegg, the CEO of modified timber producer Accsys Technologies, explains how the work ethic instilled during his time in the City helped him turn around the company’s fortunes – and why he wants to live forever. Sally Spencer reports
The road less travelled Wood for Good chair Craig White is not one to shy away from an opportunity. He talks to Keren Fallwell.
Raising up an army New leader of the UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) David Hopkins want to mobilise the ranks of the timber industry to more effectively grow the market for wood. He talked to Stephen Powney
Mining a green seam Julia Young is a passionate environmentalist, but not an ivory tower one, bringing an industry background to her role heading the WWF UK Global Forest Trade Network. Mike Jeffree talked to the former miner and GB rowing medalist about her life, career and love of the great outdoors.
2016 Predictions The New Year is here, but what will it bring? As TTJ went to press the pound was moving nearer to €1.30 - a mark last reached nearly a year ago and which may give optimism for UK sawmillers. UK GDP is tipped to increase by around 2.4%, the construction industry is widely tipped to have a good year and research shows merchants are optimistic after profits growth in 2015. Here, we ask several industry figures for their 2016 expectations.
Hardwood with heart The timber trade inspires heartfelt commitment and strongly held views, and none more so than in the case of CP Timber founder Chris Powell, as Mike Jeffree discovered talking to him about life and work
Travis Perkins PLC elevates timber Travis Perkins plc is one of the biggest sellers of timber in the UK. For our regular monthly face-to face interview, Stephen Powney talks to the company’s head of supply centres Jonathan Bower.
Timber Champion Timber is now pretty much a standard material for Arup. The engineering firm’s timber specialist, Andrew Lawrence, talks to Keren Fallwell.
Pulling Together The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) is up and running and its new CEO Dirk Vennix is off to a flying start, reports Stephen Powney.
Bright Prospects For this month’s Face to Face feature, Stephen Powney talks to Nick Meyer, chairman of Consolidated Timber Holdings.
The RR of timber technology PR In a 30 year career, wood processing machinery PR Claude Daly wrote over 3,600 articles on technology installations at timber companies across the UK. He spoke to Mike Jeffree.
Promotion, sparkle and the EUTR Vandecasteele export manager Geneviève Standaert says the timber industry needs more promotion, more women and less complex regulation, but she loves the business. She spoke to Mike Jeffree.
Heading the white way John White describes his time as TTF CEO as tremendously rewarding, and he leaves urging the sector to capitalise on the golden age of wood. He spoke to Mike Jeffree.
The sweet life Martin Smith gets as much of a buzz from his job as managing director of JJ Smith as he does from his interests outside work. Keren Fallwell reports.
Sun shines for TTBS golf day The TTBS’s national golf day at the Northumberland Golf Club was a huge success.
Golden rule Malcolm Cowley, Coillte Panel Products’ UK sales manager, is retiring next month after 50 years in the timber industry. He talks to Keren Fallwell about his career and his latest role as TTBS national president