TTJ Awards to go digital for 2020

20 May 2020

TTJ has taken the decision to go digital with its annual TTJ Awards this year due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The event, which had been scheduled to take place at the Hilton London Bankside on September 25, will now be a virtual event this year to ensure health and safety for all our attendees and sponsors, with the physical event returning in 2021.

“It’s still unclear whether large gatherings will be allowed to take place in the autumn and added to that is obvious concern from people about attending physical events at the moment,” said TTJ editor Stephen Powney.

“So, after consulting with our sponsors, we have taken the decision to hold a digital-only TTJ Awards this year, which gives the timber industry a way of gathering together safely while recognising the achievements across the sectors.

“Not only will the Awards be different in terms of being a live online event, it will also have some different features. We want to recognise how the timber and wood product industries have tackled the challenge of the coronavirus as essential suppliers and their efforts to support the NHS. Our intention is to produce a film based on what companies have been doing, to be aired during the virtual event.”

The live online event on September 25 will focus on the voted categories – the key trading sectors of softwood, hardwood, panel products, joinery products, structural timber systems, merchanting, as well as awards for best small timber business and the overall Timber Trader of the Year.

Voting is already open and can be accessed at TTJ Voting or on the TTJ Awards section of the TTJ website.

Buyers of timber products nominating their favourite suppliers have the added opportunity this year of adding ratings according to customer service, product range, product quality and deliveries.

The long-established judged categories will not run this year and will be reinstated in 2021.

More details about TTJ Awards 2020 Virtual will be released in the coming weeks. Companies are welcome to contact TTJ with their stories and videos showing how they have been meeting the challenge created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Contact Stephen Powney on / 020 8269 7810 or for Awards sponsorship enquiries contact Chidi Adilih on chidi.adilih@ / 020 7406 6739