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TTF exhibiting at Timber Expo 2018 – Highlights
19th October 2018

TTF Team at Timber Expo

TTF exhibiting at Timber Expo 2018 – Highlights

From 9 to 11 October 2018, the TTF Team were at NEC Birmingham for Timber Expo 2018.

The three-day event gave us the opportunity to present our latest publications and studies, promote TTF members’ work and enlarge our network!

TTF Team at Timber Expo

TTF Managing Director, David Hopkins, also explained the Timber Training and Education Plan developed by the Federation in the past few months including:

  • New TTF Training Academy;
  • Sustainable timber procurement CPD produced in conjunction with Wood Campus;
  • Level 3 Award in Timber Merchanting realised in collaboration with Occupational Awards Ltd (OAL);
  • Partnership with TFT Woodexperts resulted in TTF Level 2 Award in Understanding Timber & Wood Products and Level 4 Awards in Wood Science.

Presentation of Timber Academy at Timber Expo 2018

► David Hopkins presenting TTF plans on Timber Training and Education

The presentation was followed by an award ceremony that honoured 9 students from TTF member companies with a Level 4 diploma in Wood Science, achieved through studying with TFT Woodexperts.

Awarded Students at Timber Expo 2018

The day after, on Wednesday 10th October, the Belarusian Forest Company (BFC) joined TTF Membership as an associate member. “We are always keen on expanding business opportunities for the members of our Federation,” said TTF MD, David Hopkins, “This agreement will surely enhance trade flow with Belarus, implementing the work that the TTF and the Trade and Economy Group of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus have developed in the past year.”

BFC joining TTF Membership

The TTF also hosted a table at the Structural Timber Awards 2018. Hundreds of construction professionals gathered at this prestigious award ceremony the National Conference Centre, Birmingham – to celebrate the best of timber in construction.

TTF Table at Structural Timber Awards 2018

TTF Managing Director delivered the Product Innovation Award to Moduloft for their ‘Chippenham Bungalow’ project.

You can find out more about the awarded project here:

For the complete list of 2018 ST Awards winners, visit

Winners of Product Innovation Category at Structural Timber Awards 2018

The final day of the show saw Nick Boulton, TTF Head of Technical & Trade and CEO of Trussed Rafter Association (TRA), delivering the seminar ’10 Ways to improve your use of trussed rafters’

TRA CEO Nick Boulton

Finally, TTF members and stakeholders had the chance to meet and network at the CTI Hub for the CTI Networking lunch.

CTI Networking lunch at Timber Expo 2018

We would like to thank all members, friends and visitors who paid a visit to our stand! See you again next year!

*For the complete photo gallery, visit our Flickr account

*A visual recap of all the seminars held at the CTI Hub – including presentations and photos – can be found here