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BWF Awards 2016 Shortlist Case Study: Jamie Jarrett (John Weaver Contractors)
29 September 2016 - "I’ve watched from a young age what you can create from wood and the skill that goes into carpentry, and I’ve wanted to secure a successful career with a local building contractors." Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards 2016 Shortlist Case study: Imogen Davies (Law and Lewis Joinery)
29 September 2016 - "I am so honoured to be nominated for this award by Law and Lewis, who have shown faith in my abilities and pushed me to do more challenging projects as I have advanced through my apprenticeship" Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards shortlist 2016 Case Study: Leitz Tooling UK Ltd
27 September 2016 - The Leitz ThermoTech Stormproof & Flush Casement window system, shortlisted for the BWF Process Efficiency Award 2016 Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards shortlist 2016 Case Study: Two Twenty Stairs
27 September 2016 - In April 2014, Two Twenty Stairs gained vacant possession of its brownfield 1.75-acre site located in a key strategic position between the M1 and M6. Their plan was to move from their old factory into purpose built premises more than twice the size; they had successfully doubled their business through the recession so needed the capacity. Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards Shortlist 2016 Case Study: Greg Kasowicz (Gowercroft Limited)
26 September 2016 - "I feel very at home in my current role, where I oversee production planning and purchasing. Both of these areas provide the opportunity for major process improvements and are critical to the overall success of the business. Learning Unlimited have been able to adjust my apprenticeship along the way to ensure that my learning is relevant to the job role and my long term aspirations." Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards shortlist 2016 Case Study: Emma Tribe (Howarth Timber Windows & Doors Limited)
26 September 2016 - "Later on I asked my team leaders and bosses if I could possibly go onto learn new and different jobs around the factory. As I feel that it is better to know more than one job around the factory and I would then be able to help my colleagues when and if they needed help with the workload. The bosses were happy to agree and I was then trained as Glazer." Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards Shortlist 2016 Case Study: Keith Kerby (Howarth Timber Windows & Doors Limited)
26 September 2016 - "My name is Keith Kerby and I have been working at Howarth Timber Windows & Doors for nearly 10 years now. When I first joined the company, I was working in the B’Spec area as a bench joiner, assembling bays, combination frames and other bespoke items." Read more...BWF Blog
The elephant in the room - why this April Fool looked right through transparent wood
5 September 2016 - It was the 1st April 2016 and a bright spark on twitter sent me a link flagging up the concept of "see through wooden glass", I smiled and started to pen a witty response - I am no April Fool. Then the materials engineer in me kicked in and thankfully before I hit send I did a quick fact check and it is a thing. I had a little read, fascinating stuff, retweeted it and then got back to the day job of fighting the good fight for our members. Interesting, but some way off before it is of any real benefit. Read more...BWF Blog
How to protect yourself when hiring a subcontractor
10 August 2016 - This guest blog from Towergate Insurance looks into what to consider when hiring a subcontractor on a project, the legal implications, and how to protect yourself from any potential issues that could arise. Read more...BWF Blog
What are the consequences of the UK referendum result for the woodworking sector?
14 July 2016 - Following advice and a risk register circulated to members on the consequences of leaving the EU, the BWF staged at Members' Day a debate on what this means for our future. Read more...BWF Blog
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