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Software that can help your joinery business
17 May 2017 - Guest blog from Alan Turner, Managing Director of Joinerysoft. Joinerysoft are Headline Sponsors of BWF Members’ Day 2017 and associate members of BWF. Read more...BWF Blog
How to solve a knotty problem like softwood window beads and bars
17 May 2017 - Soft-wood window beads and bars can present issues for joiners. They can be the cause of excessive material waste and time, with post-installation maintenance also a regular problem. Guest blog from Tim Hayes at Qwood/Quantum Profile Solutions Ltd Read more...BWF Blog
Looking at the EU Timber Regulation in the shadow of Brexit
24 April 2017 - With Article 50 now activated and the government seeking an electoral mandate to empower its position in Brexit negotiations, the fate of the regulation in Britain is up in the air despite broad sector support. Read more...BWF Blog
Guest blog from Dougal Driver, CEO, Grown in Britain
18 April 2017 - Unlike the dubious sentiments behind comedian Frankie Howerd’s catch-phrase, we’re very positive in wishing BWF members the ‘Best of British’ with your Made in Britain campaign Read more...BWF Blog
Timber Industry makes moves to measure health & safety to reduce accidents and ill health
4 April 2017 - At a meeting of the Wood Safety Group (WSG) on 16th March, the timber industry agreed to begin measuring our health & safety performance in a bid to reduce accidents and ill health. Read more...BWF Blog
Brexit: An upstream view from the timber supply chain
3 April 2017 - The triggering of Article 50 this week has started the long process of negotiation and withdrawal from the EU which could have major implications for the timber industry. It was good to see, therefore, that the formal letter dispatched by hand to President Tusk was far more conciliatory and constructive in tone than much of the triumphalist rhetoric which has been circulating in recent weeks and months. Read more...BWF Blog
Opening a door to the future of construction with Willmott Dixon
24 March 2017 - Yesterday I was privileged enough to be invited along to what was, I think, was the most progressive meeting I have attended since I arrived fresh faced and full of hope at a scaffolding yard in Hanwell some 22 years ago, the day my journey in the construction sector began.  I have had an interesting and fulfilling career working around the amazing industry that is construction, but the inefficiencies have ever been a frustration and frankly I am sick and tired of various representatives from Government and the Civil Service saying “why can’t construction be more like automotive!” Read more...BWF Blog
Getting more for your joinery business out of R and D tax credits
22 March 2017 - Is your company eligible for R&D tax credits? The chancellor’s announcement at Budget 2017 that administration of the scheme will be simplified is a further nudge for companies to review their expenditure Read more...BWF Blog
It’s the tenth anniversary of National Apprenticeships Week and the stakes for woodworking training have never been higher
6 March 2017 - As you may be aware, there are some seismic changes to the way apprenticeships will work for our sector. It is absolutely critical that we get this right as the need for skilled and enthusiastic workers has never been more important Read more...BWF Blog
Driving safely in adverse weather conditions
11 January 2017 - With Met Office yellow weather warnings for wind and snow in place across much of Great Britain, this guest blog from Towergate Insurance provides a simple checklist to encourage safe driving in adverse weather conditions and looks at which risks should be identified and controlled. Read more...BWF Blog
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