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James Donaldson & Sons group MD to step down next year
28 June, 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.
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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.
Forestry writers win plaudits
Friday, February 01, 2019 The future of the forestry industry is in safe hands after a group of “thoughtful, articulate and passionate” young people were rewarded for their writing excellence at a reception at Westminster.
Galbraith appoints Torley
Friday, February 01, 2019 Forest manager Galbraith has appointed Denis Torley to its Inverness-based forestry division.
DHF welcomes commercial assistant
Friday, February 01, 2019 DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has welcomed a new member of staff to the team.
New MD at David Salisbury
Monday, January 14, 2019 After a record-breaking 2018 for David Salisbury Joinery the company is pleased to announce the appointment of Wes Kangurs as its new managing director as part of the next phase of its development.
Finewood Marketing announces board changes
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 UK independent timber product agent Finewood Marketing is making a number of changes to its management team as a result of the imminent retirement of two senior directors.
BWF appoints permanent CEO and celebrates industry awards
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Helen Hewitt was confirmed as the permanent CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) at the organisation’s annual dinner and awards in central London on November 23.
TIMco expands team
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 TIMco, the UK’s largest independent supplier of screws, fixings and power tool accessories has further extended and developed its team with a senior internal promotion and three new appointments.
Whitfield appointed timber APPG chair
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Martin Whitfield, MP for East Lothian, has been elected as new chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Timber Industries at its AGM at Westminster.
Hull to retire
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Gill & Robinson north-west sales manager, Richard Hull, is retiring at the end of 2018.
Bristol TTBS golf day raises funds
Thursday, September 20, 2018 This year’s Bristol Timber Trades Benevolent Society (TTBS) golf day was held at Bristol and Clifton Golf Club on Thursday, September 13 and was very generously sponsored by James Latham.
Howard Morris promoted to MD of Trade Fabrication Systems
Monday, August 06, 2018 Howard Morris has been promoted to MD of Trade Fabrication Systems Ltd (TFS).

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