New vice president

Andrew Madge, managing director of Gowercroft Joinery, has been appointed vice president and honorary treasurer of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).

The appointment of Andrew comes three years after he joined the board as an executive member, where he has been instrumental in raising the profile of the woodworking sector and highlighting how it can support the construction industry through the Covid pandemic in a safe and sustainable way.

In his new role as vice president, he will be working with the BWF executive board and president on the three areas identified in the president’s campaign: supporting growth and future success of our sector; attracting the next generation of talent into our sector; and developing the talent within the profession.

“I believe that the BWF has an increasingly important part to play in these uncertain economic times of skills and materials shortages and I very much look forward to helping shape the strategic direction of the woodworking industry, while building on the excellent work of those who have gone before me on the board and its executive team,” Andrew said.