This year’s Awards, which returned to their spiritual home at The Savoy in London, were enjoyed by 330 guests from across the timber and related industries. Guests were welcomed with a champagne reception, sponsored by Metsä Wood, and finished the day with post-Awards drinks at the Coal Hole pub, sponsored by Snows Timber. English Woodlands Timber supplied this year’s trophies

Timber Trader of the Year
: James Latham plc

Softwood Trader of the Year: Arbor Forest Products

Hardwood Trader of the Year: Timbmet

Panels Trader of the Year: Meyer Timber

Plywood Trader of the Year: International Plywood (Importers) Ltd

Small Timber Business of the Year: Horndon Timber Products

Excellence in Marketing Award: Hoppings Softwood Products

Career Development Award, under-25: John Critchley, W Howard Group

Career Development Award, over-25: Peter Kelly, Howarth Timber Group

Timber Innovation Award: Sherpa Connection Systems

Environmental Achievement Award: Soil Association Woodmark

Achievement in Engineered Timber Award: Stora Enso Building Solutions

Website of the Year Award: Hoppings Softwood Products