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Press Release - CTI and Nexus CIFS establish strategic partnership to raise Timber Industry profile

CTI and Nexus CIFS establish strategic partnership  to raise Timber Industry profile


The Confederation of Timber Industries is delighted to announce that Nexus CIFS will be a premium sponsor at its inaugural conference in Autumn 2016.

Well known for its credit insurance offering in the timber industry and one of the UK’s leading underwriting agencies, Nexus CIFS becomes the first sponsor of this major industry event.

At the conference the CTI will be presenting its reports on growing the use of sustainable timber and addressing skills shortages in the timber supply chain. The Confederation will host a debate about its policy recommendations with around 200 decision makers and opinion formers from the industry and Westminster.

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Pat McFadden MP visit to John Grimes Sawmills

Pat McFadden MP visit to John Grimes Sawmills

On 12 February 2016 Pat McFadden, MP for Wolverhampton South East, went to see CTI supporter John Grimes Sawmill in Wolverhampton. He was impressed with the manufacturing capability of the facility and pleased to hear that the company has plans to expand.

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New parliamentary group for timber industries launched

New parliamentary group for timber industries launched


Parliamentarians have set up a new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Timber Industries. The group aims to help grow the use of timber and develop vibrant timber based industries. More than 40 parliamentarians have already registered as members.

The new APPG held its AGM on Tuesday 9 February 2016 at the House of Commons. Ian Paisley, MP for North Antrim, was elected as Chairman. He now chairs an officers group including Joint Vice Chairman and former minister Cheryl Gillan MP for Chesham and Amersham (Conservatives), Joint Vice Chairman Stephen Hepburn MP for Jarrow (Labour), Treasurer Steven Paterson MP for Stirling (SNP) and Secretary Stephen McPartland MP for Stevenage and Chair of the Furniture APPG (Conservatives).

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Press Release - CTI and Proskills launch survey on skill shortages within Timber Industry

CTI and Proskills launch survey on skill shortages within Timber Industry


The Confederation of Timber Industry (CTI) and Proskills have launched the largest employer skill survey ever undertaken in the UK's Timber Industry Supply Chain.

The research aims to identify the current level of skills shortages and gaps in education provision within the whole Timber Industry Supply Chain, from forestry to builders’ merchants and manufacturers. It will be distributed to businesses and other interested parties through trade associations, research institutes and training providers operating in the UK.

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Image Gallery - Offsite Awards 2015

Offsite Awards 2015, London

On 1st December 2015 the CTI sponsored the Best Use of Timber Awards at the Offsite Awards 2015 in London.

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