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The BWF is Recruiting: Marketing and Schemes Manager
16 May 2018 - Exciting times at the British Woodworking Federation, we're looking for a new Marketing and Schemes Manager Read more...Latest News
Congratulations to BWF Member Morris Joinery shortlisted in their local Business Awards for their outstanding apprentice scheme
15 May 2018 - A local joinery manufacturer has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Shropshire Business Awards for its dedication to the employment of apprenticeship schemes. Read more...Latest News
BWF Members Day 2018: Build it Better with Wood
11 May 2018 - The day draws together the scope of BWF work and focusses on how we do, and how we can build it better with wood. Keynote speakers will look at our wood culture, how construction is changing and UK Government’s own Industrial Strategy. You can also choose from a of selection of carefully selected workshops zoning in on productivity, timber choice, risk in a post Grenfell world, safety, training and apprenticeships, heritage issues and communications. The Day also features an exhibition area where you will be able to see a live demonstration of augmented reality training. Read more...Latest News
BWF Council Member wins Prestigious Midlands Award
3 May 2018 - Congratulations to two times BWF Process Efficiency Award Winner AJB who have gone on to win the prestigious Midlands Manufacturing Award Read more...Latest News
Trading Standards to turn the screw on CE Marking enforcement
3 May 2018 - Trading Standards Service have elected to run a project through 2018 around enforcement of the CPR Read more...Latest News
New faces and devolved issues, the fire door debate rages on
3 May 2018 - Iain McIlwee, BWF CEO has this week written to welcome James Brokenshire MP as the new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, using the opportunity to underpin our core messages around Fire Door Safety and the Building Safety Fund. Iain has also written to Mr Kevin Stewart MSP Minister for Local Government & Housing identifying concerns around complacency regarding fire door issues. Read more...Latest News
Be Part of the New Model of Apprenticeships for Carpentry and Joinery
3 May 2018 - As you may be aware, Apprenticeship frameworks are changing to new Apprenticeship standards, which include a final assessment at the end (End Point Assessment) to test an apprentice’s competency in their role. NOCN are approved to deliver End Point Assessment for 43 of the new apprenticeship standards in various sectors including Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing. This is larger than any other organisation. Read more...Latest News
BWF taking retentions bill fight to parliament at 23rd April rally
20 April 2018 - The Aldous Bill seeks to amend the 1996 Construction Act and ensure that retentions within construction are held in a third party trust scheme. Read more...Latest News
Window provider hit by £850k fine after worker falls off ladder
18 April 2018 - A Bradford uPVC window provider has been sentenced and fined £850,000 after a worker fell from a ladder sustaining a fracture to his lower leg Read more...Latest News
Brexit and Migration - your views on EU labour proposal needed
6 April 2018 - There is a high proportion of EU labour in construction, particularly in London, and the construction industry risks losing almost 200,000 EU workers post-Brexit if suitable plans are not put in place. Read more...Latest News
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