Latest BWF Press Releases

Timber on top – new environmental sustainability tool puts pay to embodied carbon excuses
3 October 2016 - Joinery manufacturers and woodworking firms promoting their timber products within the UK construction industry can now obtain life cycle assessments via the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) to prove their environmental sustainability credentials. The important new service for BWF members comes as a result of BWF becoming the first customer worldwide for the BRE’s new environmental products calculator LINA. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Nation’s poorest are at greatest risk from fire, warns fire door safety campaign
26 September 2016 - New data released today for Fire Door Safety Week shows that the poorest in society continue to be at greatest risk from fire, with lower income tenants more concerned about fire safety where they live, less informed about how to protect themselves, and less able to move away from perceived danger. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Continued leadership at BWF despite change of president
21 September 2016 - The nominated vice president of the BWF, Sean Parnaby, managing director of West Port Timber Windows and Doors, has been appointed as acting president with immediate effect, following the recent departure of Cliff Thrumble. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF takes fight to Parliament to save joinery apprenticeships
16 September 2016 - BWF Chief Executive Iain McIlwee gave evidence as part of the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy inquiry into apprenticeships. Iain highlighted the benefits that woodworking apprenticeships, but questioned new funding arrangements. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
New training network launched to save joinery apprenticeships
28 July 2016 - The pilot scheme aims to work closely with colleges and training providers that are committed to delivering the highest quality apprenticeship training. The joint initiative will cover both joinery and shopfitting-related apprenticeships. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Joinery firms urged to check their risks in a new specialist woodworking risk management tool
14 July 2016 - A structured process for business owners to identify the most likely or damaging risks in their joinery manufacturing and woodworking firms has been launched by the British Woodworking Federation. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Joinery industry action plans spells out priorities for year ahead
13 July 2016 - An action plan to boost the joinery manufacturing and woodworking industry’s preparedness to seize opportunity and influence change in a post-Brexit Britain has been launched by the BWF. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Late BWF membership director Michael Lee gets Award recognition for outstanding contributions
12 July 2016 - A deeply moving and emotional tribute was made to the late Michael Lee, former membership director of the BWF at this year’s Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF appoints Cliff Thrumble as new President
12 July 2016 - Cliff, who built his career at Boyland Joinery, takes on the BWF presidency after three years of leadership from David Pattenden. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
British Woodworking, looking for the Brexit and prepared for the risks
24 June 2016 - “For the UK, its people and its economy, we are entering a new chapter in history. But for the ongoing management and strategic decision making that is still needed on a day-to-day basis in the joinery manufacturing and woodworking industry, what matters now is that firms are well informed and well prepared to assess risk. From that position of preparedness, businesses will be able to ride through the inevitable period of change ahead with greater confidence and optimism. BWF have already prepared a risk matrix, this is freely available on our website and we encourage companies to go through it so they are braced for impact. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
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