This year marked the 14th anniversary of the annual awards which celebrate outstanding achievement, skills and talent from across the woodworking and joinery manufacturing sector. Around 180 guests attended the event in a lively celebration.

The BWF Process and Resource Efficiency Award, sponsored by Teknos, was won by The Sash Window Workshop for its project to identify and significantly reduce carbon emissions and offset their remaining emissions. 

The BWF Innovation in Design Award, sponsored by Anker Stuy Coatings, was won by Valdi Ltd for the innovative design and manufacture of a cornerless timber bifold door system that allows the building to open on three sides. 

Another award, the BWF Heritage Project of the Year Award, sponsored by Remmers (UK) Ltd, saw Gowercroft Joinery Ltd win for the complex retrofit of a low-energy Victorian listed mews property in West London. 

BWF Woodworking Project of the Year Award – sponsored by National Timber Group – saw

Precision Made Joinery Ltd come out on top for its multifaceted renovation of a heritage property in Suffolk. 

Jamie Dixon, Technical Manager at ERW Joinery Ltd, picked up the BWF Rising Star Award – Sponsored by CITB – for his strength of purpose in customer service and achieving greater efficiency within the business. 

BWF Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Lorient – went to Aidan Taylor, apprentice at TMJ Interiors Ltd, for demonstrating dedication to high quality work and not being afraid to stretch his skills or to push outside his comfort zone. 

The BWF Health and Safety Certificate of Commendation – Sponsored by PIB Insurance Brokers – was won by Nigel Barber, health and safety manager at Salisbury’s R Moulding & Co.