Latest BWF Press Releases

BWF issues firm response to retentions consultation
7 February 2018 - The BWF has responded to the BEIS consultation on the practice of cash retention under construction contracts, calling for retentions to be abolished. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
New BWF guide makes controlling hazardous substances safer for joinery businesses
16 January 2018 - The BWF has launched new guidance on the COSHH regulations to ensure that joinery businesses can keep their employees healthy and avoid punitive action from HSE. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
British Woodworking Federation Statement following Announcement of Carillion Liquidation
15 January 2018 - “It is almost ironic that we are putting our final comments in on the consultation into retentions as the news of the liquidation of Carillion breaks. This debate not about whether the state should bail out Carillion, but whether Government can in all conscience turn its back on a supply chain of SMEs Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Woodworking industry hopeful that investment in growing the market can balance out Brexit uncertainty and cost rises
12 January 2018 - The BWF’s Joinery State of Trade Survey Q4 2017 has indicated that investment in product improvement and customer research is growing despite rising raw material costs and slowing sales growth. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF statement following the release of the interim Hackitt Review report
18 December 2017 - The British Woodworking Federation, whose members manufacture approaching three million fire doors in the UK each year, welcomed Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim recommendations on the regulatory structure, however, cautioned that the regulatory framework is only part of the jigsaw. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF calls for a Building Safety Fund to be established
15 December 2017 - BWF is calling for the Treasury to make an allocation for potentially life-critical work by creating a Building Safety Fund. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
British Woodworking Federation gets down to work with Speed
1 December 2017 - The British Woodworking Federation has appointed Speed as its retained PR and communications consultancy following a competitive pitch process. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Rising stars and woodworking success stories celebrated at industry awards
30 November 2017 - Sector gathers together in central London for British Woodworking Federation Annual Dinner and Awards ceremony Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Budget 2017: Plastic purging and housing help welcomed but more focus needed on practical skills
22 November 2017 - In the wake of today’s Autumn Budget statement from the Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond, BWF Chief Executive Iain McIlwee commented on the announcement. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Helen Hewitt becomes new BWF Membership Director and lead for the Wood Window Alliance
16 November 2017 - Helen will act as a pivot point between BWF and its membership as well as the wider woodworking sector. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
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