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General Business Support

We produce a wide range of publications to support members and the joinery industry. You’ll find a wealth of information, including the BWF Employee Handbook, Machine Safety Cards, Model Company Policies, Contractual and Employment Guidance, and Technical Advice. Here in our General Business Support publications you can find the BWF Guide To Running A Joinery Business.

Most publications can be downloaded free as part of your membership subscription fee; further copies can be ordered direct from us. Members also receive a discount on the publications that are available for purchase.

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BWF Annual Report 2019

The latest BWF Annual Report summarises all of the work we carried out on behalf of membership during 2019.

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Planning For The Future

To help members, Kevin Underwood BWF Technical Director has produced a summary of the 24 proposals and 26 consultation questions contained within the Planning For The Future report.

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Green Homes Grant Scheme Guidance Note

We issued this Guidance Note on 7th August 2020 regarding replacement window and door eligibility under the Green Homes Grant Scheme.

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Local MP Letter Template – UK Global Tariff

Please copy and paste this letter onto your business stationery template, amend and send to your local MP to help us highlight the challenges posed by the proposed UK Global Tariff on our industry.

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The Government’s Plan For Jobs

On Wednesday 8th July 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the Government’s Plan For Jobs, which has the goal to protect, support and create jobs. To help our members, key details of the announcement have been summarised in this document.

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GDPR checklist

This simple Audit Check List helps BWF members carry out an internal review to see how they can comply with the new data protection rules coming in on 25th May. It includes examples of how to write a Privacy Policy and simple rules for capturing data.

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BWF Risk Register Template

A structured process for business owners to identify the most likely or damaging risks in their joinery manufacturing and woodworking firms

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BWF Associate Member Benefits and Services

BWF Associate Members are companies of all sizes who are involved in the manufacture and sale of machinery, equipment, hardware and other products, materials or services which are used by BWF members.

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Template Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – Meeting social, economic and environmental responsibilities to stakeholders should be integral to any business. Here you can find guidance on preparing a statement of a company’s commitment.

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BWF/RICS Consumer Mediation Dispute Scheme

BWF has worked with RICS to develop a compliant ADR process to support members. This is designed to offer a quicker and cheaper alternative to the court system when disputes cannot be resolved between the consumer and the business directly.

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Contracts – Sample Terms & Conditions of Sale (Business to Business)

NEW FOR OCTOBER 2015 – A sample set of terms and conditions that most businesses would wish to contain in their standard terms and conditions. Containing lots of different options, the document is not suitable to be used as it stands and should adapted according to the needs of the company.

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