Latest BWF Press Releases

BWF launch new business development and mentoring scheme
27 June 2017 - Through the Wood Industry Training Forum you can now access a new CITB fully funded specialist one-to-one mentoring programme.  This builds on the highly successful 2015 BWF Mentoring Programme and gives you a dedicated business development consultant who can help you to improve productivity, boost sales, optimise profits, develop your team (increasing the added value per employee) and target strategic priorities for the business - helping you to get your business fit for the future. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Joinery industry takes stock of a productive year as it sets out for future success
14 June 2017 - The BWF has published an action plan which spells out its priorities for 2017/18 and reviews the key achievements of the past 12 months. The plan sets out how BWF is helping the sector grow the market for wood products, develop a well-equipped workforce, and influence change in the new political environment. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Fire safety in tower blocks is an “endemic problem” say campaigners
14 June 2017 - Less than a year since fire door safety campaigners turned a spotlight on high rise tower blocks, the country wakes to news of the devastating inferno at Grenfell Tower, West London. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Call goes out for examples of joinery excellence as British Woodworking Federation launches its 2017 Awards
12 June 2017 - Joinery manufacturers, timber door, window and interiors companies and woodworking experts across the UK are being encouraged to seek recognition through entering this year’s Awards Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Product investment high on the agenda as joinery sector shows cautious optimism after mixed Q1 results
7 June 2017 - The Joinery State of Trade Survey has indicated continuing investment in product improvement and cautious optimism over sales, despite a mixed quarter for manufacturers. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Study shows wood is a healthy option for windows
5 April 2017 - Hot on the heels of their ground-breaking work to underpin the unsurpassable sustainable credentials of timber windows, the BWF has worked with SGS Search (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and through the WWA to complete a feasibility study for a typical wooden window frame against the Materials Health elements of the stringent Cradle to Cradle Certified™ standard. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF launches employment guidance to leave joinery businesses with more time to do what they do best
31 March 2017 - The British Woodworking Federation has launched a number of employment guides and new draft policies to support how a joinery business can employ, manage and appraise members of staff. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF Members' Day 2017: British joinery sets out its 2020 vision…and beyond
29 March 2017 - With the British joinery industry negotiating seismic changes in skills, digitalisation and product design, not to mention the implications of Brexit, the key theme of the BWF Members’ Day Conference 2017 will be ‘Setting out for success in uncertain times’. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Budget 2017: Today’s announcements look good for business, but budget blunderbuss will hit small business owners
8 March 2017 - On the whole, the Budget is good for business, but not so good for people in business. The focus is on productivity and, as per our submission, it has picked up the areas of skills, business rates and investment Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Wood windows receive world-first verified Environmental Product Declaration at Ecobuild
7 March 2017 - The world’s first verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) calculated through the new BRE LINA tool was unveiled at Ecobuild on 7th March 2017. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
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