In his new year message to the members, the newly appointed Managing Director of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) David Hopkins has announced an internal rearrangement of the organisation.
"This new strategy is about refocusing on our core offering: that of providing a vibrant, vital ‘trading desk’ to ensure the supply chain runs smoothly and efficiently at all times", said Mr Hopkins.
In details, the TTF will operate a restructuring of the existing product divisions of softwood, hardwood and panel products "to also accommodate committees on cross cutting themes such as Quality & Sustainability, Education & Training, Health & Safety, and Communication & Engagement." At the same time, the Federation will promote "plans for closer working ties with the regional groups of the TTF, to encourage greater participation, involvement and engagement with members across the country."
The new strategy will also imply "providing a functioning due diligence system for members while also allowing market access and visibility for demonstrably low-risk product such as that from Grown in Britain, sustainable tropical timber initiatives and other producer schemes we should be supporting" as well as "continuing to take the leading role and leading voice on all EUTR issues at UK & EU level."
"There is a lot on the horizon for 2016 and a lot of positive change planned. I’m looking forward to the challenge.", concluded Mr Hopkins.
To read the full message click here.