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CTI launches new Industry Manifesto

CTI launches new Industry Manifesto

On 18th October 2016 the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) launched its new Industry Manifesto during a Drinks Reception at Timber Expo in Birmingham.

The event was held in collaboration with the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), the Structural Timber Association (STA) and the Timber Trade Federation (TTF). Alongside the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), the three trade organisations will form the spine of a renewed CTI.


CTI Drinks Reception at Timber Expo 2016 - Storify

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.” 


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


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.”