British Woodworking Federation

Budget response: timber industry less than impressed, but some measures were welcome

19 March 2015

The head of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has accused the Chancellor of the Exchequer of being more interested in "hunting" for votes in yesterday's Budget than in supporting construction and manufacturing businesses.

Trade bodies call off merger talks

12 March 2015

Merger talks between the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) have been called off but the latter organisation has said it will continue with plans to launch a new trade body, the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) later this year.

British Woodworking Federation calls on George Osborne to support small business

10 March 2015

The joinery industry has challenged the Chancellor of the Exchequer to use next week’s Budget to put in place long-term measures to support small business, promote skills growth and boost housebuilding.

BWF chief urges Chancellor to do more to help manufacturers

21 November 2014

The head of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer outlining proposals to ensure the joinery industry can benefit from economic growth.

Timber industry appeals to policymakers: let us grow the zero carbon economy of the future

12 November 2014

Low carbon economies are grown rather than just made, argues a new report backed by the timber industry that calls for wood to be placed at the heart of the sustainability agenda.

British Woodworking Federation wins Growth Fund Recognition Award

8 April 2013

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has presented the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) with a Growth Fund Recognition Award.

Joinery manufacturers get extra help for EU Timber Regulation compliance from BWF

25 March 2013

Joinery businesses in the UK and their customers are receiving crucial support to understand and comply with the EU Timber Regulation via a set of tools produced by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).

Devon joiner named BWF Apprentice of the Year

20 November 2012

An 18-year-old trainee joiner from Devon-based GS Haydon & Son has been named the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Apprentice of the Year.

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) awards 2012 to be held in November

19 October 2012

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is enjoying a surge of entries to its awards this year, with many examples coming in of technically innovative projects by joinery and woodworking firms, and – for the first time in four years – entries to an award for industry apprentices.

British Woodworking Federation launches first CPD scheme in UK for the joinery and woodworking industry

20 September 2012

The first CPD (continuing professional development) scheme for the joinery and woodworking industry is being launched at W12 (Monday 8 October 2012) by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).

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