The British Woodworking Federation Group
Why the BWF?

Why the BWF?

The BWF is led by its members for its members. So what better way to illustrate the main benefits of joining the BWF, than to hear what our members have to say about us  . . .


Jim Horsman, Joint Managing Director of Icklesham Joinery Ltd said:

“The BWF’s business support has been an invaluable resource for us over the years and this is especially true of the employment advice they give to members. They offer a fantastic spread of documents providing easy to follow guidance.

“As joinery manufacturers and installers, we have plenty to deal with in terms of regulatory changes. Anything that allows us to focus further on the needs of our customers is a huge benefit.”


Andrew Madge, Managing Director of Gowercroft said:

“It doesn’t get any easier to run a joinery business in the UK, but BWF takes out some of the stress. There is an amazing wealth of resource, training and experience on hand and at the end of the phone helping you to stay ahead. All woodworkers should consider joining.”



Roger Silk, Managing Director of Houghtons of York said:

“BWF membership helps me deal with day-to-day business and technical challenges and to stay ahead of change, allowing me to get on with what I do best.”


Sean Parnaby, Managing Director of West Port Timber Windows and Doors said:

“I firmly believe that, in the BWF, we have one of the best trade associations in the country, a dynamic and active network that has never been better placed to support British joinery manufacturers of all sizes. One of my best decisions in business was to join and I hope you will too as with every member the BWF gets stronger!


Pauline Kelly, Director at E A Higginson & Co Ltd said:

“We have been members for a long time and have got a lot out of our membership by becoming involved with the various committees. This is a great way to network with other members and make your views known to them and the team – this is particularly important now in these times of change.”




Thinking about joining us?

The BWF is a dedicated body for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry and is open to businesses of all sizes. Find out more about our key member services & benefits.

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National Specialist Contractors Council
Passive Fire Protection Federation
Trade Association Forum
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