BWF Blog

Old fashioned, my eyeball…come the evolution
11 December 2015 - Shhh it is a secret, but I don't skip to the office every morning. Actually, joking apart, I tend to run, but somehow, as I jog through the streets of Hemel and London, I do seem to propel myself a bit quicker on the home leg. I suspect this is true in sentiment of most people - it is almost impossible to enjoy all aspects of work, at the end of the day it is "work". Then again I am perhaps one of the lucky ones because some days (indeed most days), I step back and realise what a great privilege it is to be CEO of the BWF, to operate at the heart of this fabulous industry and some days I am absolutely blown away and take great pride in this fabulous, fast moving and modern industry. Read more...BWF Blog
When the President met Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills
9 December 2015 - BWF President David Pattenden and CEO Iain McIlwee met up with Bill Esterson, Labour Shadow Minister for Business Innovation and Skills following an initial dialogue at the Construction Products Regulation Parliamentary Reception, in Westminster to introduce the woodworking and talk skills and carbon and economic growth. Read more...BWF Blog
The Autumn Statement 2015: Building homes and starting a revolution
28 November 2015 - We have both a housing and skills crisis in the UK – it is impossible to miss, it impacts on us all and is felt by most of us in our day-to-day lives Read more...BWF Blog
The Wood Window Alliance Q&A with Pearl Lowe
22 October 2015 - The Wood Window Alliance’s ambassador is the lovely Pearl Lowe, an English fashion and textiles designer, who is encouraging home owners to choose wood as the most aesthetically pleasing and sustainable material for windows and doors. The Alliance asked Pearl a few questions about her inspirations in terms of interior design. Read more...BWF Blog
Five Things Every Woodworking Business Should do in 2016
1 January 2016 - In the spirit of every New Year detox programme that promises you a future that is fitter, leaner, wealthier and happier, the BWF is proposing five resolutions that I hope every joinery business will keep this year. Read more...BWF Blog
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