Manufacturing for our future

BWF Launch Woodworking Made in Britain Initiative
11 October 2016 - The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched a new ‘BWF Made in Britain’ initiative for use by its joinery manufacturing and woodworking member firms to promote their role in bolstering the British manufacturing industry. Read more...
Fire Door Safety Week
9 September 2014 - The 2014 campaign will take place between 15 and 21 September 2014, engaging the breadth of the industry and raising awareness of the critical role fire doors play in passive fire protection in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. Read more...
The Fair Payment Campaign
21 August 2013 - The NSCC Fair Payment Campaign is designed to improve payment practices in the construction industry. With backing at the highest level, the award-winning campaign is calling for proper and timely payment and the elimination of retentions throughout the supply chain to improve the quality and delivery of construction projects. Read more...
The Wood Window Alliance
21 August 2013 - The Alliance's objectives are to set the industry standards for high quality timber windows, offer the reassurance of a quality benchmark for window performance and sustainability, and promote the advantages of wood and wood composite windows to architects, builders, local authorities, conservation groups and retail customers. Read more...
BWF members give George Osborne the raw materials for joinery sector growth
27 November 2012 - To help look beyond market uncertainty, industry needs a clear Governmental vision and focus on growth. We support the call in the recent Heseltine report for a National Growth Council to create and support a vision for growth and to speed up decision making. This Council should be led from the very top of Government, supported by key industry champions and underpinned by cross-departmental support. Read more...
BWF calls on chancellor to support growth in joinery manufacturing
14 March 2012 - Ahead of the Budget, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is calling on the Government to take action to support growth in the UK woodworking and joinery industry. In a letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, BWF Chief Executive Iain McIlwee has outlined recommendations to energise the industry and the construction sector on which it relies. Read more...
Summit promises focus and support for manufacturing
2 April 2013 - The government is undertaking good work in promoting manufacturing as a credible and fulfilling career to young people, but promotion focuses primarily on aerospace and car manufacture. It is therefore important that the government gets behind the less visible in the sector, including joinery manufacturing, and that long-term cross-party support for manufacturing is secured. Read more...

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