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Senior changes announced at James Latham
02 May, 2017
James Latham has announced that Peter Latham will be retiring as non-executive chairman of James Latham Plc and will be leaving the business at the company’s AGM on August 23.
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Obituary: Nick Davenport
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Well-known industry figure Nick Davenport died suddenly on January 11 at the age of 67.
MiTek’s UK chief steps down after 19 years at the helm
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 After 19 years with MiTek, David Fraser has stepped down as the managing director of MiTek Industries Ltd.
Anthony Axford – a passion for the timber industry
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Anthony Axford, founder of northwest timber merchanting group Anthony Axford Timber Merchants Ltd, died on November 7.
George Donaldson CBE - a Scottish timber pioneer
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 George Donaldson, a leading figure in the Scottish timber trade and who played a key role in building one of Scotland’s most successful family companies, has died.
Obituary: Joe Latham
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Tributes have been made to a much-loved timber trade character – Joe Latham – who has died aged 75.
New ABP port manager for Grimsby & Immingham
Monday, October 10, 2016 ABP’s Grimsby & Immingham ports have a new port manager in Mark Frith.
Obituary: BWF salutes achievements of membership director Michael Lee
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has sadly announced the death of Michael Lee, BWF membership director, after a short battle with illness.
Wood for Good director becomes TTF chief
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has announced the appointment of David Hopkins as new director.
TTF starts recruitment drive for new leader
Friday, October 23, 2015 The UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is to recruit a new director to replace interim CEO David Lennan who will be standing down at the end of this year.
Key figure in Welsh timber industry dies
Thursday, August 20, 2015 David Jenkins, a key figure in the Welsh woodland, timber and farming sector, died on August 11.
Obituary: Mike King
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 Mike King, SCM UK’s communications consultant, died on May 22 aged 67 after an incurable illness.
New group editor at TTJ
Friday, January 16, 2015 Stephen Powney has been appointed as group editor of TTJ and sister magazine Wood Based Panels International (WBPI).
Ian Haldane raises £20,000 for Marie Curie
Friday, December 12, 2014 Ian Haldane, managing director at Haldane Fisher, ran the Rome marathon earlier this year and has raised £20,000 for Marie Curie.
Charltons creates purchasing role
Friday, December 12, 2014 Charltons Gates & Fencing has appointed Dale Warren to the new role of purchasing manager, based at the company’s sawmills at Buckland Down near Frome in Somerset.
Berrow joins Translift Bendi board of directors
Friday, December 12, 2014 Articulated forklift truck manufacturer Translift Bendi has announced the appointment of Paul Berrow to its board of directors.
Howarth makes a splash in the community
Friday, December 12, 2014 Howarth Timber and Building Supplies continues to make a splash in the community, sponsoring a fishing event for people with disabilities in South Yorkshire.
IDS appoints duo
Friday, December 12, 2014 International Decorative Surfaces (IDS) has made two appointments.
Learning the ropes at Lonza
Friday, December 12, 2014 Gary Abel is the first participant in a new apprenticeship programme at Lonza Wood Protection aimed at strengthening its engineering field support services to its treatment customers.
Lonza appoints duo
Friday, December 12, 2014 Lonza Wood Protection has made two appointments.
Selco reaches new landmark in charity push
Friday, December 12, 2014 Staff and suppliers of Selco Builders Warehouse got into the swing to raise £6,640 for Macmillan Cancer Support at a charity golf day.

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