Annual awards

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) will be holding its 2017 Annual Dinner and Awards on Friday November 24 in Drapers’ Hall in London.

A formal black-tie event offers a showcase for the sector’s best projects, products, processes and people.

Amarjit Binji, managing director of AJB Group, encouraged BWF members to get involved with the event and praised the quality of the awards.

“The dinner is always a top-notch night out in a spectacular setting. The quality of entries and fantastic people I have met reminds me what a brilliant industry this is.”

Located on the site where Thomas Cromwell built his palace in the 1530s, the richly decorated Drapers’ Hall is steeped with history and recognisable from films and TV programmes such as The King’s Speech, The Apprentice and The Great British Menu.

There are six categories of award, highlighting technical innovation and excellence in joinery projects and product design, process efficiency and health and safety, as well as special awards for apprentice and trainee performance.

Entry to the sector’s most prestigious awards is free and open to all, including non-members of the BWF, providing that they are from the UK woodworking industry.

Deadline for entries is September 8.