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BWF Risk Register Template

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BWF Risk Register Template

A structured process for business owners to identify the most likely or damaging risks in their joinery manufacturing and woodworking firms
BWF Guide to Running a Joinery Business

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BWF Guide to Running a Joinery Business

Our comprehensive guide to benchmark your business, incorporate best practice and gain access to further support, including funding
BWF Action Plan for Joinery 2017/18

BWF Action Plan for Joinery 2017/18

The plan spells out BWF's priorities for 2017/18 and reviews the key achievements of the past 12 months. It shows how we are helping the sector grow the market for wood products, develop a well-equipped workforce, and influence change in the new political environment.
An easy guide to the EU Timber Regulation

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An easy guide to the EU Timber Regulation

This free-to-members publication provides a brief overview of the EU Timber Regulation, giving information about what joinery manufacturers need to do in order not to break the law.
BWF Membership Benefits and Services

BWF Membership Benefits and Services

A brief overview of the benefits and services available to members.
BWF/RICS Consumer Mediation Dispute Scheme

BWF/RICS Consumer Mediation Dispute Scheme

BWF has worked with RICS to develop a compliant ADR process to support members. This is designed to offer a quicker and cheaper alternative to the court system when disputes cannot be resolved between the consumer and the business directly.
Business - Nine top tips from recession survivors

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Business - Nine top tips from recession survivors

A recent poll of businesses that have traded through previous recessions provides a starting point to surviving this one.
Contracts - Basic Contract Law - Golden Rules of Contract Management

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Contracts - Basic Contract Law - Golden Rules of Contract Management

A brief guide to the do's and don'ts when entering into contractual arrangements with another party.
Contracts - Directors or Personal Guarantees

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Contracts - Directors or Personal Guarantees

When operating a business on a limited liability basis, the law states that the company’s directors are protected from liability for that business's debts should the company go under. This briefing note includes a sample guarantee template.
Contracts - Retention of Title - a briefing guide

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Contracts - Retention of Title - a briefing guide

Contracts for the supply of goods often involve a number of different parties. Deciding who owns various goods and materials at a particular point in time can be a surprisingly difficult task. People tend to assume that ownership (or title) in goods will not pass to a purchaser until the goods have been paid for. However, this is not the case and title will often pass at a much earlier stage. This guide covers the basics.
BWF Guide to Consumer Regulations

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BWF Guide to Consumer Regulations

NEW FOR OCTOBER 2015 - Your responsibilities at the time you sell goods and/or services
Contracts - Sample Terms & Conditions of Sale (consumer)

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Contracts - Sample Terms & Conditions of Sale (consumer)

NEW FOR OCTOBER 2015 - A sample set of terms and conditions that most businesses would wish to contain in their standard terms and conditions. Containing lots of different options, the document is not suitable to be used as it stands and should adapted according to the needs of the company.
Contracts - Sample Letter To Be Sent When Supplying [and Installing] Goods

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Contracts - Sample Letter To Be Sent When Supplying [and Installing] Goods

NEW FOR OCTOBER 2015 - A sample letter which can be used to confirm your terms to supply [and install] goods following a verbal agreement.
Contracts - Sample Terms & Conditions of Sale (Business to Business)

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Contracts - Sample Terms & Conditions of Sale (Business to Business)

NEW FOR OCTOBER 2015 - A sample set of terms and conditions that most businesses would wish to contain in their standard terms and conditions. Containing lots of different options, the document is not suitable to be used as it stands and should adapted according to the needs of the company.
Contracts - What is a Guarantee?

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Contracts - What is a Guarantee?

This briefing offers guidance on what is a guarantees which may be requested or offered by manufacturers of products.
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