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BWF CEO set to move after seven years
03 July, 2018
Iain McIlwee is to stand down as chief executive of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) after almost seven years.
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MDF Recovery receives further funding boost as it nears commercialisation
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 A North Wales company that is developing a world-first technology to recycle MDF waste has received new funding of £165,000.
New pallet joint venture formed
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 New joint venture Pallet 2 Packaging Ltd has been created by the owners of Scott Timber Ltd and the owners of Pallet 24 Ltd.
Clifford Jones Timber wins major business prize
Monday, June 25, 2018 Clifford Jones Timber has been crowned Wales’s top family business at an awards ceremony in London.
Joinery sector converges for BWF Members Day
Monday, June 18, 2018 Around 140 British Woodworking Federation (BWF) members were urged about the need to create a wood culture in the UK at the federation’s annual Members Day.
Compsite Prime helps reduce plastic waste
Friday, June 15, 2018 Composite Prime says its wood/plastic decking saves the equivalent of 10 million plastic bottles every six months going to landfill.
Automated roof truss production first
Monday, May 21, 2018 Finnish robotic automation and software technology company Trussmatic has developed the first fully automated wood roof truss production line in the world.
BWF welcomes Hackitt Review
Thursday, May 17, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has welcomed the recommendations of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell Fire.
Fire Door Safety Week wins Safety and Health Excellence award
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Fire Door Safety Week 2017 has won Campaign of the Year at the Safety and Health Excellence Awards.
BWF prepares for annual Members Day
Thursday, April 05, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Members’ Day will be held on June 13.
BWF calls for national fund to fix and replace fire doors after Grenfell finding
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is calling on the government to take action to ensure fire doors are installed as fit for purpose following reports that an undamaged door from Grenfell Tower had failed fire testing.
UK trussed rafter sector AGM re-scheduled after snow cancellation
Monday, March 19, 2018 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM has been re-scheduled for May 10 after the event had to be cancelled on March 1 because of severe weather.
Leading door manufacturer UK Fire Doors Ltd is a new sponsor at the TTJ Awards
Friday, March 09, 2018 UK Fire Doors will sponsor the Twitter Wall at the TTJ Awards at the InterContinental Hotel, London on September 21.
BWF urges Government for new approach following Carillion failure
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 British Woodworking Federation CEO Iain McIlwee has called on the government to develop a structured and more consistent legislative process to deal with market failures in the wake of Carillion entering liquidation.
James Jones invests £7m in new I-joist line
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 James Jones & Sons Ltd has announced a new £7m I-joist line investment for its plant at Forres.
Joinery producers increasing investment despite slowing sales growth
Friday, January 19, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Joinery State of Trade Survey Q4 2017 has indicated that investment in product improvement and customer research is growing despite rising raw material costs and slowing sales growth.
UK joinery sector gathers in London
Monday, November 27, 2017 The UK’s largest gathering of joinery manufacturers took place last Friday for the British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) annual dinner.
Management buyout at Mildands window company
Monday, November 20, 2017 Joinery industry figure Roy Wakeman has led a buy-in management buyout deal of the New Window Company, a supplier and installer of contemporary and period windows and doors.
Timber industry celebrates at TTJ Awards 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017 About 450 people attended the TTJ Awards last Friday at The Brewery in the City of London – a record number for the event.
Harrow joiners destroyed in blaze
Friday, September 15, 2017 A Harrow joinery company’s two-storey warehouse was destroyed in a blaze which also forced the closure of the adjacent West Coast main railway line last night.

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