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Global forests need global governance and market recognition 18 December, 2023
The new Broader Market Recognition Coalition is a key practical development to incentivise and deliver strong tropical forest governance, writes David Hopkins, Timber Development UK chief executive
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Blogs

Softwood sector seeks glimmers of light
Monday, December 18, 2023 The International Softwood Conference convened in challenging times for the industry looking for prospects of market improvement. Keith Fryer of Fort Builders Merchants, who moderated the event, reports
Women in timber engineering an award winning strategy
Monday, October 23, 2023 Nick Boulton, chief executive of the Trussed Rafter Association, shares his views on how diversity in the workforce is changing for the better
Positive political difference for forest industry
Monday, October 23, 2023 The UK forestry minister is working closely with the industry to support its development and now a sector deal with government is in prospect, reports Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall
Stepping up to safety act
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 The Building Safety Act is billed as the biggest overhaul of UK construction regulation in 40 years. Chief executive Andrew Carpenter shares the Structural Timber Association’s response and its view on implications for wood-based building
End to end joinery experience
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Keys to success for joinery businesses large and small are pricing, marketing and taking the consumers’ product perspective, writes industry veteran Roy Wakeman
Ligna's return a bellwether for investment sentiment
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 As this issue was going to press I was preparing to travel to the Ligna exhibition in Hannover – the world’s largest woodworking technology fair.
Investment focuses on forest sector
Monday, April 24, 2023 Private equity is increasingly looking for green investment opportunities. That includes development of exciting new low environmental impact wood-based materials, writes Sampsa Auvinen, CEI-Bois chairman and advisory board chair of the new United Bankers Forest Industry Green Growth fund
Solving school overcrowding sustainably
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Prefabricated timber building can meet the UK’s desperate need for more and better school classroom space says Dr Mila Duncheva, business development manager UK & Ireland, Stora Enso Building Solutions
Making the training connections
Monday, February 13, 2023 Having a skilled and knowledgeable workforce across the timber sector has never been more critical and latest developments at the Institute of Carpenters can help deliver it, says its president Geoff Rhodes
Confor urges government stability and planting
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 Economic headwinds are building for the UK sawmill sector, but Defra now has the resources to make a difference for the industry by stimulating productive tree planting, writes Confederation of Forest Industries chief executive Stuart Goodall

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