Friday 5 November 2021

British Woodworking Federation 2021 Awards shortlist revealed

This year’s shortlist for the prestigious British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards has been revealed.

This will be the 13th year of the BWF Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement, skills, and talent from across the UK woodworking and joinery sector.

Helen Hewitt, Chief Executive of the BWF, commented: 
“Two years since our last Awards night and we’re delighted to be bringing the woodworking sector together once again to shine a spotlight on the inspiring technical innovation, creativity and efficiency that our sector consistently excels in. There are so many exciting and innovative entries this year and the judges had no easy task in making their shortlist selections.

“After a challenging 18 months, this is an important opportunity for us to celebrate the businesses within our sector who continue to push the boundaries in woodworking and joinery. I look forward to celebrating the success and outstanding achievements of all of our finalists, on what will be a fantastic evening.”

The winners will be announced at the BWF’s Annual Dinner which will take place at the Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel, on Friday 26th November.

More information about the awards can be found on the BWF website here

The full shortlist for this year’s awards is as follows:

Health and Safety Award – Sponsored by Intelligent Door Solutions
  • JELD-WEN – for its collaboration in developing, testing, and introducing an advanced Radio Frequency Tag System, to protect pedestrians from moving industrial vehicles.
  • The Window Company (Contracts) Ltd – for the implementation of health and safety initiatives that demonstrate their commitment to improving employee safety and reducing workplace risks.
  • Blue Aardvark Joinery Ltd – for their continued investment in improving how health and safety is managed across the business, through certifications and employee engagement.

Process Efficiency Award – Sponsored by PIB Insurance Brokers
  • James Latham – for an innovative and collaborative product development project to produce their Finish Line Cladding Collection.
  • TMJ Interiors – for demonstrating a fantastic use of procurement and technology to ensure the sustainability of their Grosvenor Square project.

Product Design in Wood Award – Sponsored by Teknos

  • James Latham – for collaborating with coatings and modified wood experts to develop a factory finished exterior cladding range with outstanding performance.
  • The Sash Window Workshop Trading Ltd – for the supply and install of 53 bespoke windows and two doors to a house within a conservation area.
  • Precision Made Joinery Ltd – for demonstrating a wide range of skills and craftsmanship using American Black Walnut throughout their client’s property.

Woodworking Project of the Year Award – Sponsored by FIT Show

  • TMJ Interiors – for its complex, design, manufacture, and installation of a striking feature ceiling in London's exclusive Mayfair.
  • George Barnsdale – for the restoration of a listed Victorian shopfront at the centre of a conservation area in London's Bishopgate.
  • Precision Made Joinery Ltd – for the complex and intricate design and manufacture of an Organ Screen and Sacristan's Cupboard for the Parish Church of St Andrew, Chesterton.
  • McLaughlin & Harvey Workspace – for the design, manufacture, and installation of a stylish and elegant community care project for Jewish Care in Sandringham.

Rising Star Award – Sponsored by Dixon International Group

  • Claire Lowes, Vigor Doors – the company said: ‘“Doors for Life' perfectly encapsulates Claire's and Vigor's shared and constantly adhered to vision that what they do, saves lives".
  • Bradley Brookes, Brookeswood Joinery Ltd – the company said: “Bradley brings great enthusiasm and is dedicated to contributing to the continued growth of the business”.
  • Oliver Randall, Vigor Doors – the company says: “Oliver has created not only a brand but a culture that everyone at Vigor Doors lives by “Doors for Life”.

Woodworking Apprentice of the Year Award – Sponsored by CITB

  • Harvey Coyne, The Joinery Co (London) Ltd – the company says: “Harvey has been a model student who has excelled both at college and in the workplace. It has been a pleasure to work with someone so keen and enthusiastic to learn."
  • Jake Pedder, RW Carpenters Ltd – his tutor says: “Jake has displayed a natural talent for carpentry; excellent hand skills and the ability to problem-solve, overcome issues that arise and complete the task to a high standard within the time scales allowed.”

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is the trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK. 

It has over 500 members drawn from manufacturers, distributors and installers of timber doors, windows, conservatories, staircases, furniture, all forms of architectural joinery including shopfitting, timber frame buildings and engineered timber components, as well as suppliers to the industry. 

The woodworking sector as a whole is a £3.8 billion industry operating at the heart of UK manufacturing.

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