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Nobu Portman Square readies for the TTJ Awards
19 August, 2021
The Nobu Portman Square Hotel will be the setting for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards taking place on September 17.
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Arnold Laver sees 15% sales drop in 2020, reports stronger trading this year
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 UK nationwide timber products distributor Arnold Laver has reported a 15% decrease in its annual sales to £123.4m due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. But trading in 2021 is performing strongly.
Indonesian ambassador visits UK timber companies
Monday, July 19, 2021 In a bid to encourage UK timber importers to increase their purchase of legal and sustainable timber from Indonesia, a delegation from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia has visited a number of manufacturers across the country.
James Latham records rise in sales, profits and volumes during Covid-19 year
Friday, June 25, 2021 One of the UK’s largest timber product distributors James Latham has posted increased sales, profits and volumes for the year ended March 31, 2021.
Brickability Group to acquire Taylor Maxwell in £63m deal
Monday, June 07, 2021 Brickability Group plc has announced a £63m takeover agreement of Taylor Maxwell.
BSW acquires Bayram Timber Ltd
Friday, June 04, 2021 Yorkshire-based timber processor Bayram Timber Ltd is the latest company to be acquired by BSW.
Premier Forest Group boosts turnover by £31m and almost doubles profits during coronavirus pandemic
Thursday, May 27, 2021 Leading UK timber products importer and distributor Premier Forest Group is celebrating its most successful year to date, despite unprecedented challenges brought by the pandemic.
Illingworth Ingham expands with acquisition of Waterloo Timber
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Illingworth Ingham (Manchester) Ltd has expanded its business by acquiring the trade and assets of Clitheroe-based Waterloo Timber.
Voting in the 25th TTJ Awards launches
Monday, May 10, 2021 Voting is underway for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards, which this year will be a hybrid event featuring an in-person event in central London and live-streaming to a wider digital audience.
Lathams extends Irish offering
Friday, May 07, 2021 James Latham Ltd has expanded its Irish service offer following the opening of a bulk timber distribution business just outside of Dublin.
UK Softwood Conference to cover important updates on latest market dynamics
Monday, March 22, 2021 The UK Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) annual Softwood Conference on March 31 will address softwood market dynamics against a backdrop of both the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit.
Grafton Group posts £132.7m pre-tax profit for 2020
Monday, March 15, 2021 Merchanting giant the Grafton Group plc has posted 2020 annual pre-tax profits of £132.7m (2019: £172.6m) and expressed confidence that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will lead to a growth in economic activity.
Vandecasteele sets up UK company
Friday, March 05, 2021 Vandecasteele Houtimport has created a UK registered company to minimise post-Brexit administration and streamline service for customers.
Travis Perkins posts pre-tax loss after year of unprecedented challenges
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 National merchanting group Travis Perkins (TP) has posted a group pre-tax loss of £7.7m (2019: £180.8m pre-tax profit) for the year ending December 31, 2020 after facing a year of unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kullik & Rullmann acquires Newcastle-based Quay Timber
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Leading timber agent Kullik & Rullmann AG (K&R) has acquired UK-based Quay Timber Ltd in a move which accelerates development of the group’s online business.
TTF survey finds timber industry resilience, but also Brexit trade friction
Monday, March 01, 2021 Difficulties with logistics and trading with Northern Ireland under new Brexit protocols are having impacts on an already tight timber supply chain, a new UK timber Trade Federation (TTF) survey has found.
BSW Timber Solutions Ltd announced as new name of SCA Wood UK
Friday, February 26, 2021 BSW announced today that its recent acquisition - the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK - has now been renamed BSW Timber Solutions Ltd.
Merlwood Timber celebrates 25 years in the industry
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Merlwood Timber is celebrating 25 years in business.
Hardwood Sales Ltd invests £2m in manufacturing facility expansion
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Liverpool-based Hardwood Sales Ltd says it is “powering” through the pandemic with a new £2m investment in manufacturing technology to aid its growth.
Construction products manufacturing recovery continues but material supply remains concern
Thursday, January 28, 2021 The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey covering Q4, 2020 says recovery is continuing for manufacturers, despite increased concern over material and component supply.

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