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Branch managers are lynchpins
Saturday, January 25, 2014 The Builders Merchants Federation has a range of initiatives to support branch managers. Managing director John Newcomb explains
Changing attitudes
Saturday, January 11, 2014 Tackling public and media misperceptions about forestry is an ongoing task, says Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall
Grow more trees, use more wood
Saturday, December 28, 2013 The UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section Florian Steierer reports on a meeting of the organisations member states during European Forest Week
Tiptoeing to recovery
Saturday, December 14, 2013 The UK economy is showing signs of recovery but the government could still do more to help businesses, says Iain McIlwee, chief executive of the British Woodworking Federation
Forest education gathers pace
Monday, December 02, 2013 It’s been a busy first year for the Forest Education Network. Co-ordinator Fiona Groves explains.
The young ones
Saturday, November 16, 2013 People are the lifeblood of our industry; but they are a resource that is all too often under-valued, says David Sulman, secretary of the Scottish Timber Trade Association
Growing the timber community
Saturday, November 02, 2013 Timber is a solution for many building sectors, says David Hopkins, head of communications at the TTF and Wood for Good
CPR confusion still exists
Saturday, October 19, 2013 The Construction Products Regulation is a legal requirement in the UK but it is still misunderstood, says Nick Boulton, head of technical and trade policy at the Timber Trade Federation
A good year for TTBS
Saturday, October 05, 2013 There have been some positive developments for the TTBS this year. General manager Ivan Savage explains
Why tulipwood CLT?
Saturday, September 21, 2013 The Endless Stair sculpture outside Tate Modern is causing quite a stir. David Venables, AHEC’s European director, explains the aims behind it
MOs’ appointment welcomed
Saturday, September 07, 2013 The appointment of the first two MOs for the EUTR is good news but now the EC has to process other applications quickly, says ETTF secretary-general André de Boer
New coalition aims to stimulate demand
Saturday, August 24, 2013 The EU Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition will launch in November. TTF sustainability manager Anand Punja explains
The future is bright for timber frame
Saturday, August 10, 2013 There are some good news stories for construction, and timber frame in particular, says Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the UK Timber Frame Association
CPD gathers momentum
Saturday, July 27, 2013 The BWF’s CPD programme is a huge success, says Dave Campbell, manager of the BWF Wood Industry Training Forum
Timber joins the mainstream
Saturday, July 13, 2013 The Wood Awards show timber is changing the face of civic architecture, says David Hopkins of Wood for Good
Moving up a gear
Saturday, June 29, 2013 Timber Trade Federation president Stephen King asks the industry to help further the TTF’s positive work
Government lacks 2020 vision on biomass
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Today's policy measures for renewable energy are just the start and there could be bigger challenges for timber in future, says Alastair Kerr, director-general of the Wood Panel Industries Federation
Planting the right kind of trees
Saturday, June 01, 2013 The government's forestry policies need to recognise the importance of commercial conifer crops, says David Sulman, executive director of the UK Forest Products Association.
Regulations? Think investment, not burden
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Meeting regulations costs money but think of it as an investment in your future, says Timber Trade Federation chief executive John White
London Hardwood Club moves with the times
Saturday, May 04, 2013 The London Hardwood Club has been an industry voice for 76 years

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