Members’ day date confirmed

Joinery businesses are urged to put June 13 in their calendar as the sector meets for BWF Members’ Day 2018 to address its latest challenges and get practical advice on issues relevant to all shapes and sizes of woodworking business.

The key theme of this year’s BWF Members’ Day will be ‘Build it Better with Wood’. The event will take place at Hellidon Lakes Golf and Spa Hotel near Daventry and will include workshops on getting joinery products specified in the digital world, negotiating the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and managing a healthy and safe workplace.

The event will address new challenges such how the building regulations are being reshaped post-Grenfell and the new training grant reforms that will change the way woodworking businesses upskill their businesses. There will be a chance for SME joinery businesses to absorb the lessons of the Carillion collapse with a seminar on cash flow and managing credit exposure.

The BWF AGM will take place a day earlier, to be followed by a drinks reception and informal networking dinner.

Sean Parnaby, BWF president, and managing director of West Port Timber Windows and Doors, said: “The event and the informal dinner the evening before is a great opportunity to network with our peers and compare battle scars – there is more that unites us as an industry than divides us, and Members’ Day embodies this.”

BWF Members’ Day 2018 is supported by sponsors Pyroguard, Qwood and the W Exhibition. It will also include an exhibition showcasing the latest innovations and technologies to aid the joinery industry.