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Border Merchant Systems makes key appointments
11 March, 2020
Border has recently announced a number of significant changes to its customer support team with the appointment of three strategic new roles aimed at enhancing its support service.
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Wood for Good appoints new campaign manager
Thursday, March 05, 2020 Sarah Virgo is the new campaign manager for Wood for Good, the timber industry’s campaign for the use of wood in design and construction, which focuses on the benefits of wood as a low-carbon material.
UK timber evangelist Terence Mallinson dies aged 90
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 One of the UK timber industry’s best-known individuals – Terence Mallinson – has died at the age of 90.
A Christmas message from the TTBS
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 On behalf of the Timber Trades Benevolent Society’s trustees, our national president Paul Snape, vice-president John Taylor, the board of management and our many UK beneficiaries, I would like to thank you for all the support you have given the society throughout 2019.
P&A Group unveils new senior organisational structure
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 The P&A Group has announced changes at Board level as it continues to forge ahead with its programme of continuous improvement. The new organisational structure reflects the Group’s mission to put quality and customer service at the heart of everything it does.
DTE appoints new managing director
Friday, November 08, 2019 James Donaldson & Sons Ltd, has appointed Luke Roberts as managing director for Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE).
Saint-Gobain Offsite Solutions Awards launched
Friday, October 11, 2019 The Saint-Gobain Offsite Solutions Awards (OSS) has been launched to celebrate industry success across the group brands of International Timber, Pasquill, Roofspace Solutions and Scotframe.
Kährs appoints new president and CEO
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Kährs Group has announced the appointment of Johan Magnusson as its new group chief executive officer. He replaces Christer Persson.
Müller leaves Weinig
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Weinig’s head of communications, Klaus Müller, has left the company.
Silk walks for charity
Thursday, September 12, 2019 An employee from Covers has completed a 26-mile walk in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Howarth on trek to raise funds
Thursday, September 12, 2019 The Howarth Timber Group aims to raise £5,000 for its charity of the year, Cancer Research UK, from its annual fund-raising trek.
James Donaldson & Sons group MD to step down next year
Friday, June 28, 2019 Scott Cairns has announced today (June 28) that he will be stepping down from his role as group managing director for James Donaldson & Sons (JDS), effective July 2020.
Obituary – Francis Dalton
Monday, May 13, 2019 One of the most well-known figures in the UK woodworking machinery sector – Francis Dalton, MD of AL Dalton Ltd – has died following a short illness.
Obituary – Tom A Bruce-Jones CBE
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Tom A Bruce-Jones, chairman of James Jones & Sons Ltd (JJSL), passed away on January 23 aged 76.
Glennon Brothers honour Windymains chief
Thursday, February 28, 2019 Glennon Brothers has celebrated the career of David Rodger, chief executive of its Windymains Timber sawmill, at a function to mark his retirement, in Carfraemill, on January 25.
Obituary – Ian Thomson
Friday, February 01, 2019 Ian Thomson died on January 23 after a long illness.
Norbord takes the floor
Friday, February 01, 2019 Norbord has come to the rescue of the 2nd Torwood Scout Group, which had worn out the flooring of its meeting hall.
JB Kind raises cash for Macmillan
Friday, February 01, 2019 JB Kind’s fund-raising efforts over the last two years total nearly £8,000, beating its target of £5,000.
MAB links with Leeds United
Friday, February 01, 2019 MAB Joinery has teamed up with the Leeds United Business Club, cementing its position within the local community through its association with the football club.
Shannon notches up 25 years
Friday, February 01, 2019 Timber Connection has recognised their longest serving member of staff Simon Shannon and his achievement in reaching a 25-year milestone with the company.

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