Joinery businesses across the UK are urged to put 13th June in their calendar as the sector meets for BWF Members’ Day 2018 to address its latest challenges and get practical advice on issues relevant to all shapes and sizes of woodworking business.
The key theme of this year's BWF Members’ Day will be ‘Build it Better with Wood’. The event will take place at Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel near Daventry and will include workshops on getting joinery products specified in the digital world, negotiating the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and managing a healthy and safe workplace.
The event will offer the perfect opportunity to address new challenges such how the building regulations are being reshaped post-Grenfell and new training grant reforms which will change the way woodworking businesses upskill their businesses. There will be a chance for SME joinery businesses to absorb the lessons of the Carillion collapse with a seminar on cash flow and managing credit exposure.
BWF Chief Executive Iain McIlwee commented:
“This year’s Members' Day conference is an embodiment of our ‘Build it Better with Wood’ strategy which sets out to promote the joinery sector and grow the use of wood, but also sets a challenge to drive us all to be even better at what we do.
“The 4 ‘mores’ that are driving this strategy are more sustainable, productive, healthy and safe. At Members’ Day we’ll be able to offer practical advice to support woodworking companies in achieving these and driving improvement in their businesses.”
Prior to Members’ Day, the BWF AGM will take place on 12th June to be followed by a drinks reception and informal networking dinner. Sean Parnaby, BWF President and managing director of West Port Timber Windows and Doors said:
“The event and the informal dinner the evening before is a great opportunity to network with our peers and compare battle scars - there is more that unites us as an industry than divides us and Members’ Day embodies this.”
BWF Members’ day is a long-established and integral part of the UK joinery sector calendar. Last year’s event was commended as a great success by those present, with 100% of feedback from attendees rating the event as good or excellent. The event is open to anyone in the industry but, as in previous years, all BWF members are being offered one free space. It is usually a sell-out event so booking is essential.
Further announcements and a full programme of events will be available soon at: www.bwf.org.uk/news/events/bwfmembersday2018
BWF Members’ Day 2018 is supported by Headline Sponsors Joinerysoft, Gold Sponsors Pyroguard, Silver Sponsors Qwood and Bronze Sponsors the W Exhibition. It will also include a free exhibition showcasing the latest innovations and technologies to aid the joinery industry.