The judged category, open to builders’ and timber merchants, is designed to reward companies which have invested in their businesses to foster growth, improve efficiency and better serve their customers. The Award is particularly aimed at initiatives and investments to develop and improve the timber side of  businesses.

This may involve a range of actions covering, for example (but not limited to), improving the timber product range, delivery service, site and infrastructure investment (buildings, handling equipment, storage, showrooms/shop), investment in management/ordering software, machinery and initiatives to educate the end-user in correct timber specification.

“A lot of good work has been done by merchants to boost their timber business,” said TTJ editor Stephen Powney. “That’s why we want to hear about exemplar projects which have taken merchants’ timber businesses to a whole new level.”

The BMF is the only trade association representing merchants and suppliers in the UK and Ireland, with a vision to enable members to build excellence in building materials supply. Total membership from May 1, 2023 stands at 880 merchant and supplier companies who together have combined sales of over £44bn and employ over 205,000 people in the building materials industry. BMF’s 447 merchant members operate from over 5,800 branches across the UK and Ireland. 

To enter the TTJ Timber Merchanting Development Award and download an entry form visit TTJAwards

The TTJ Awards 2023, the 27th edition of the popular event, is a lunchtime awards ceremony that will take place at Hilton London Bankside on September 15. It attracts companies from the whole timber supply chain, including sawmills, distributors, merchants, importers, contractors, specifiers and wood product manufacturers.

For more details visit TTJAwards2023. For more information about the TTJ Awards contact Plamena Paneva at For Ticket & Sponsorship enquiries contact Chidi Adilih at +44 (0) 20 7406 6739 /