James Latham plc wins TTJ Timber Trader of the Year
James Latham plc was voted TTJ Timber Trader of the Year for the second consecutive year.
The ceremony, at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on September 15, started with a champagne reception sponsored by Finnforest. Property developer and TV personality Sarah Beeny hosted the presentations and, afterwards, many of the 360 guests continued the celebrations at The Prince of Wales pub where the drinks were sponsored by Snows Timber.
This year's trophies, made by sculptor Ray Winder, featured red meranti and kasah supplied by the Malaysian Timber Council and Finewood Marketing
Timber Trader of the Year: Peter Latham, from winning company James Latham plc, receives the Timber Trader of the Year award from Neil Forbes, of sponsor Weinig, and Sarah Beeny
Softwood Trader of the Year (from left): John Abbott from sponsor Arch Timber Protection; Simon Henry from winner Crown Timber; and Sarah Beeny
Hardwood Trader of the Year: Arthur Duffy of sponsor Progressive Solutions congratulates Wendy Trott from winning company Timbmet
Panels Trader of the Year (from left): Andrew Macdonald of sponsor Coillte Panel Products; Chris Hopton of winner Lawcris Panel Products; and Sarah Beeny
Plywood Trader of the Year (from left): Claire Mountford of sponsor W Howard; Ian Attwood and David Attwood
Small Timber Business Award (from left): Sam Padden from sponsor Carrefour; John Wardle of winner JW Timber; and Sarah Beeny
Excellence in Marketing Award (from left): Steve Tomlinson from sponsor Combilift; Andy Sawers from winner Wolseley UK; and Sarah Beeny
Market Development Award (from left): Andrew Abbott from sponsor TRADA Technology; Paul Clegg from winner Accsys Technologies; and Sarah Beeny
Environmental Achievement Award (from left): John Lawrence from sponsor World Market Intelligence; Steve Warwick of winner Jewson; and Sarah Beeny
Career Development Award (from left): John Buffel of sponsor SCA Timber Supply; over-25 winner Dawn Chinn of EH Smith Builders Merchants; under-25 winner Ashley Reynolds of James Latham; and Sarah Beeny
Achievement in Engineered Timber Award (from left): Hester Brough of winner Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios; Gordon Ewbank of sponsor Osmose; Sarah Beeny; and Andy Hodge of Osmose
Website of the Year Award (from left): Alex Dalton of sponsor Daltons Wadkin; Neale Brewster of winner Howarth Timber Group; and Sarah Beeny