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Best practice marketing, social media & BIM

Marketing is critical for competing in the market place. We look at some best practice for joinery marketing, what you might need to back up your marketing claims for your products – including the role of BIM -and when (and indeed, if) you should use social media to promote your business.

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Fit for purpose: – Impact of Part Q: Security

A new suite of building regulations are set to be launched from October. If you supply external fenestration to the new build housing market you will need to start assembling your evidence. As written the draft legislation states “Windows and External Doors should be made to a design that has been shown by test to meet the requirements of British Standards publication PAS 24:2012”. This session looks at the new requirements and how you can meet them.

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Health risks: Dust, noise & manual handling

Workplace health has never been more important. Workshop content will in-clude: How to identify dust problems; use of effective local exhaust ventilation (LEV), appropriate housekeeping, PPE and RPE requirements, including Face Fitting together with the need for effective Health Surveillance plus essentials of COSHH, noise and manual handling assessments.

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Auto-enrolment: it’s time to act

Members Day Sponsors B&CE, provider of The People’s Pension, explains what BWF members must put in comply with pension auto-enrolment – you must act this year. An online hub to help with your auto-enrolment duties, giving you all the information and resources you need but without the jargon.

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Improving Window Thermal Performance By Smart IGU Selection

Improving Window Thermal Performance By Smart IGU Selection and U value versus WER. The view from Dr Gary Morgan, Technical Director, BFRC Ltd

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Creating efficiencies through communications

It is fair to say that very few organisations have nailed internal communications and at peak, when you need it to get better, it often gets worse. Andy Tyas exposes the unique approach to communications adopted by BWF member West Port, focussing on efficiency to ensure that there is a clear link between strategy, communication and delivery.

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Narrow cavity units: performance & alternatives

Insulating Glass Units plus Narrow cavity units (NCUs) can give conservation and heritage properties the traditional look, but how can we prove that they units will perform? This workshop looks at the rise of NCUs, what joinery manufacturers should ask their glazing manufacturers, and what alternatives there may be when retrofitting conservation & heritage properties.

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Skills Gap Analysis – BWF Member Companies – March 2014

Research report into the skills gaps that exist in the Owners and Senior Managers of BWF member companies.

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Apprenticeship Guidance for Employers in Wales

This guide provides information on the different training routes avaiable for new entrants and the funding opportunities available for employers to access. It is a useful document for anyone thinking of taking on trainees in Welsh woodworking firms

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Apprenticeship Guidance for Employers in Scotland

This guide provides information on the different training routes avaiable for new entrants and the funding opportunities available for employers to access. It is a useful document for anyone thinking of taking on trainees in Scottish woodworking firms.

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