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CTI Chairman Standing Down from September 20th

The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has announced that Peter Hindle MBE is to stand down as Chairman now that his one-year tenure has ended.

A new Chairman will be announced ahead of the Parliamentary Conference in November.

Mr Hindle, who retains his post as Chair of the Builders Merchant Federation and founder-director of a business consultancy focused on the construction sector, said: “I am pleased to have been part of the formation and development of the CTI over the past 12 months. It has allowed all the major trade associations in the timber supply chain to work far more closely together under a single umbrella and provide a single voice.”

“Given the major political changes of recent months, and the implications for all UK industry, that single voice will be critical to the continued growth of the timber supply chain. A new strategy and focus is now being put into place for the CTI and I look forward to this being launched at the Parliamentary conference in Autumn. I wish the new Board and new Chair every success for the future.”

Keith Fryer, member of the CTI Board of Directors, said: “We’d like to thank Peter for all his hard work in helping establish the CTI, particularly in bringing a wide range of stakeholders together. It is a shame his other commitments mean he cannot continue in this role. On behalf of CTI, I would like to wish him every continued success with his future ventures.”

 

Notes to editors:

The Confederation of Timber Industries was formed to give a single voice for the timber supply chain. It acts as a “trade association of trade associations” covering the diverse interests of timber producers, processors, importers, wholesalers, manufacturers and merchants.

The inaugural CTI parliamentary conference will be held on Wednesday 30th November. For further details please see the CTI website: www.cti-timber.org

 

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CTI to coordinate future activities of Wood Industry Board

Following the demise of Proskills, the Wood Industry Board (WIB) has moved under the umbrella of CTI – the Confederation of Timber Industries.

The CTI will operate as coordinating body and Secretariat for the activities of the Board.

The Wood Industry Board intends to represent all parts of the industry including trade organizations, large companies, SMEs, sub-sector groups, training providers, research institutes, awarding bodies and universities.

Key purposes of the WIB encompass:

  • Determining strategic issues relating to productivity, skills, qualifications and training provision facing the industry
  • Reviewing and monitoring strategy and activity taking place within the industry and throughout the sector
  • Establishing programs to promote careers in the industry within schools. Fostering links between participating schools, employers and Further Education establishments.
  • Maximising the engagement and participation of the industry with regard to the training agenda

Benedetto Antuono, CTI Communications Coordinator said: “We are looking forward to host the next meeting of the Wood Industry Board in late September.”

“Given the enormous upheavals in the political landscape and the impending apprenticeship levy, it is imperative to consult with employers’ and trade associations now to decide on our priorities first, before engaging with training providers and awarding bodies at a later date.”

 

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