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Image Gallery - TTJ Awards


On 24 September 2015, the CTI sponsored the Timber Trader of the Year at the TTJ Awards. The event took took place at The Landmark Hotel in London gathering around 330 timber industry guests.

Image gallery - First CTI supporters meeting


The first CTI supporters meeting took place on 23 September 2015 at CILIP, in London. It gathered more than 30 representatives across the whole Timber supply chain.

Press Release - Peter Hindle MBE appointed as first CTI Chairman

Peter Hindle MBE appointed as first CTI Chairman

Peter Hindle MBE has been appointed as the first Chairman of the newly formed Trade Association, the Confederation of Timber Industries [CTI], as of 1 September 2015.

His key roles are to support the early formation of its Board with up to six senior business executives from all parts of the timber supply chain as well as the establishment of governance and the development of its strategy for tackling some of the big issues and opportunities within the UK’s Timber industry, in particular those based around: • Sustainability; • Skills and Education; • Economic contribution of the industry

Peter Hindle MBE said: “I am delighted to take on the challenging role of CTI Chairman. After 45 years in the builders’ merchants industry, this is an exciting and influential position. I am looking forward to working with the CTI and helping to grow the confederation within the industry.  The forecast and optimism within the timber supply chain looks set to improve over the coming year and this can only bring a positive impact to the CTI.”


Videos - Sustainability playlist on You Tube

Sustainability playlist on You Tube

Trees absorb and store billions of tonnes of carbon every day and all the products derived from wood - such as walls, windows, floors, doors, paper, desks and many more - keep on storing carbon throughout their lifetime. Studies show that more emissions are captured and stored in timber products than are emitted during harvesting, processing, manufacturing and transportation combined. For every metre cube of timber used across the supply chain, roughly one tonne of carbon is stored. That makes timber the only truly sustainable construction material. To have an idea, if we built 200,000 new houses in timber, we would store around 4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year!

Press Release - Dirk Vennix unveiled as new CTI chief executive

Dirk Vennix unveiled as new CTI chief executive

The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dirk Vennix as its new Chief Executive, who will start his new role in a few weeks time. This follows the disclosure last Wednesday during the CTI launch.

Dirk Vennix commented: "I am delighted to take on this fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the timber supply chain sector. I want to grow the various links in the supply chain and make wood the product of choice. I am looking forward to talking to all stakeholders in the timber supply chain and building more relationships with a wide range of important partners. The CTI is committed to providing key deliverables in the areas of growth, skills and sustainability by 2016”, he added.