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Press Release - British Woodworking Federation joins CTI

British Woodworking Federation joins CTI


The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has announced that the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has joined the organisation. 

The BWF joins the Timber Trade Federation, the Structural Timber Association and the Builders Merchant Federation as major timber trade associations in CTI network.

Welcoming the move, CTI Chairman Peter Hindle MBE said:  “This is excellent news and strengthens our network even further. It will add a much needed element to our supply chain representation, amplify our political voice and provide critical insights into key workstreams, particularly education and training. I’d very much like to welcome them on board.” 

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CTI Newsletter - Spring 2016

CTI NEwsletter spring 2016

In this issue:

- CTI inaugural conference in October 2016

- Timber Industry APPG

- UK MPs visit timber operations

- CTI policy reports

- Survey on skill shortages across Timber Supply Chain

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Ian Austin MP visit to Latham Ltd in Dudley

IAN AUSTIN MP visit to LATHAMS LTD

On 1 April 2016 Ian Austin, Member of Parliament for Dudley North, visited Lathams' trading office in Dudley. This was the MP’s first visit to a timber business and he was impressed by the scale of the business.

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Press Release - Ian Austin MP visits Latham Ltd in Dudley

Ian Austin MP visits LathamS Ltd in Dudley


Ian Austin, Member of Parliament for Dudley North, visited Lathams' trading office in Dudley last week. The MP was welcomed by Chris Sutton, Chairman and Managing Director of Lathams Ltd and was shown round the site at Yorks Park on Blowers Green Road in Dudley.

This was the MP’s first visit to a timber business and he was impressed by the scale of the business. “I have driven past the site thousands of times but you don’t realise until you enter the off what’s in there”, said Ian Austin MP. “I was amazed by the volume and range of high quality timber which is responsibly sourced from all over the world.”

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Press Release - Parliamentarians urge Palace of Westminster to renew with wood

Parliamentarians urge Palace of Westminster to renew with wood 


As Chairman of the newly founded APPG on Timber Industries, Ian Paisley MP has written to the Leader of the House of Commons Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP urging him to consider replacing wooden structures within the House with the same material where at all possible. The Restoration and Renewal Programme is due to be announced in the Spring of 2016.

Timber industries APPG Chairman Ian Paisley MP said: “As a member of the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster I have already engaged in the lively discussion about the restoration and renovation of the Palace of Westminster. Indeed, whichever path we decide to take with regard to the renovation, be it a full-scale move for six years, or even a gradual approach over some 30 years, this decision will inevitably be of great cost to the tax payer. It is therefore essential that we aim for an efficient and cost-effective renovation which upholds the history and legacy of the Palace.”

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