This year’s shortlist for the prestigious British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards has been revealed.
This will be the 11th year of the BWF Awards, which celebrate the best of the best in UK woodworking, recognising technical innovation, design, process efficiencies and health & safety.
And, for the first time, the Awards will feature a Rising Star category which recognises those individuals whose dedication and hard work have made a significant impact on their organisation or the wider industry.
Helen Hewitt, Chief Executive of the BWF commented: “I have been blown away once again with the talent, creativity and hard work that is showcased in the BWF Awards shortlist, which clearly demonstrates the phenomenal skill and craftmanship within our industry.
“The BWF Awards celebrate the businesses within the industry who continue to push the boundaries of innovation in woodworking and joinery, and shine a light on our industry’s future leaders. We’re looking forward to sharing the remarkable success of our industry at this year’s Annual Dinner.”
Woodworking Project of the Year Award – Sponsored by Centor®
Product Design in Wood Award – Sponsored by Teknos
Mann McGowan Group – for its innovative Palusol SW Fire Resistant Panelled Doors which provide architects the freedom to design a unique fire-rated panel door.
Tom Pearson & Sons Ltd – for a unique replacement entrance door solution that incorporated the original stained glass.
Arden Windows – for the re-design of its Stratford Door Range to improve the aesthetics and sightlines of multiple configurations of doorsets and sidelights/fanlights.
Apprentice of the Year Award – Sponsored by Remmers
Rising Star Award – Sponsored by the Timber Trade Federation
“Her support of colleagues and guidance across the business has been pivotal to the success of a recent change transformation project.”
Health & Safety Hero Award – Sponsored by CITB
GE Door Manufacturing Ltd – for its health & safety first culture to drive continuous improvement across its factory.
George Barnsdale – for setting challenging goals for its commercial installation team’s on-site health and safety practice.
JELD-WEN (Stairs division) – for its employee engagement and training approach which has helped the company achieve 2,000 days without a lost time accident.
Process Efficiency Award – Sponsored by W20 Exhibition & the FIT Show
End to End IT Ltd – for integrateJS, its ‘access everything anywhere’ cloud-based business management system.
Stairways Midlands – for ESTA, its in-house software solution for streamlining work processes from point of enquiry to delivery.
West Port Timber Windows & Doors – for its fire door manufacturing project which focussed upon customer value by reducing waste.
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