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Help British joinery ‘make a success’ out of Brexit
26 August 2016 - The new Prime Minister Theresa May has made clear that “Brexit means Brexit” and BWF needs to present a clear position to Government and policymakers based of the views of the membership. Read more...Latest News
Apprenticeship Funding Reform: funding bands for new Standards and existing Frameworks
25 August 2016 - Government has announced further details on the implementation of the Apprenticeship Levy (government levy, not CITB) and the reform of apprenticeships and apprenticeship funding. The announcement brings mixed news for joinery. Read more...Latest News
Joinery industry circumspect over Brexit consequences but BWF member sales performances continue to increase
12 August 2016 - The BWF’s Joinery State of Trade Survey Q2 2016 indicated that sales performances for BWF members remain healthy but the joinery industry remains circumspect over the long term outlook and manufacturing investment opportunities in the wake of the Brexit decision. Read more...Latest News
BWF launches BIM Guidance and Product Templates for joinery manufacturers
11 August 2016 - The new free-to-members BIM Toolkit publication document focusses on BIM Level 2 and defines what, when and how information should be created, shared and managed for a construction project. BWF has also created a BIM Product Data Template for Wood Window Units which members can download and complete. Read more...Latest News
British Woodworking Federation to back call for Apprenticeship Levy delay
11 August 2016 - As a result of delays in Government issuing further information on the operation of the Apprenticeship Levy, BWF intends to support the call for a one year delay in the levy’s introduction. Read more...Latest News
Best of British joinery revealed as BWF Awards 2016 shortlist announced
8 August 2016 - The shortlist for the prestigious BWF Woodworking Awards 2016 has been announced. The awards showcase the best of UK joinery, recognising the projects, products, processes and people that have hit the heights of woodworking excellence in the last year. Read more...Latest News
Construction company fined £50,000 after joiner fractures vertebra in fall from height
28 July 2016 - Falls from height are the most common cause of fatal injury and the second most common cause of major injury to employees. Read more...Latest News
Eddie 'the Eagle' is your host for the BWF Annual Dinner on 4th October
28 July 2016 - We’re delighted to announce that the 2016 BWF Annual Dinner & Awards will be hosted by one of Great Britain’s most famous Olympians, the one and only Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards. The event will be held at the spectacular National Motorcycle Museum, near Birmingham. Read more...Latest News
Help us get occupation health right for the construction industry. Have your say in B&CE’s short survey.
14 July 2016 - Good occupational health provision within the industry has been in the spotlight for a number of years. Safety in construction has advanced greatly in the past 10 years, but work-related ill health is still an issue. Read more...Latest News
BWF Launches Centre of Excellence Network to Revolutionise Apprenticeship Training
14 July 2016 - To ensure the survival of quality apprenticeship training for the joinery industry, the BWF has launched a new Centre of Excellence (CoE) network of colleges and training providers. Read more...Latest News
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