Woodworking top appointment

Andrew Madge, managing director of Gowercroft Joinery, has been appointed to the executive board of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).

As the trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK, the BWF provides a voice for the sector in the UK, influencing policy, regulations and standards.

The appointment of Andrew comes after two years of working within the British Woodworking Federation Council, which allows member organisations to guide the future direction and work of the BWF. During that time, he has been instrumental in raising the profile of the woodworking sector and highlighting how it can support the construction economy, the organisation said.

Andrew said: “I have a great deal of admiration for the work of the British Woodworking Federation and the considerable strides it has made in the past decade in becoming the sole major trade body of the woodworking industry with a clear vision for the future. I look forward to taking on a more active role in the strategic direction of the woodworking industry, building on the excellent work of those within the board and its executive team.”