Awards shortlist revealed

This year’s shortlist for the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards has been revealed, with window companies among those in contention.

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, said: “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.”

Among those shortlisted is Jeld-Wen in the health and safety category, 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) is up for the same award, for the implementation of health and safety initiatives that demonstrates its commitment to improving employee safety and reducing workplace risks.

Meanwhile, The Sash Window Workshop Trading is up for a design award for the supply and installation of 53 bespoke windows and two doors to a house within a conservation area, and George Barnsdale is up for a project of the year award for the restoration of a listed Victorian shopfront at the centre of a conservation area in London’s Bishopgate.

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