Brightest and best of UK woodworking to be celebrated on Friday 24th November at Drapers' Hall

20 July 2017

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) will be holding its 2017 Annual Dinner & Awards on Friday 24th November in the majestic setting of Drapers’ Hall in the heart of the City of London.

A formal black-tie dinner with a relaxed atmosphere, the Annual Dinner & Awards night provides a great opportunity for BWF members and their guests to network, celebrate achievements and enjoy a five-star evening with woodworking industry colleagues. The awards presentation offers a showcase for the sector’s best projects, products, processes and people.

Amarjit Binji, Managing Director of high quality joinery manufacturers AJB Group Ltd, encouraged BWF members to get involved with the event and praised the quality of the awards.

“The Dinner is always a top notch night out in a spectacular setting.  The quality of entries and fantastic people I have met reminds me what a brilliant industry this is.”

Located on the site where Thomas Cromwell built his palace in the 1530s, the richly decorated Drapers’ Hall is steeped with history and recognisable from films and TV programmes such as The King’s Speech, The Apprentice and The Great British Menu.

The venue’s opulent Livery Hall will provide the perfect setting to announce this year’s BWF Awards winners. There are six categories of award, highlighting technical innovation and excellence in joinery projects and product design, process efficiency and health & safety, as well as special awards for apprentice and trainee performance.

Entry to the sector’s most prestigious awards is free and open to all, including non-members of the BWF, providing that they are from the UK woodworking industry. Entries must be received by 8th September 2017 with shortlisted entrants to receive one free ticket to the Annual Dinner and Awards event with. The shortlist is set to be revealed at Timber Expo in October

You can find out about entering the awards at

BWF members can book their place at the Annual Dinner & Awards at

The BWF Annual Dinner & Awards are kindly sponsored by Accoya, Teknos, W18 Exhibition, Didac and CITB.


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