Voting is underway in the 25th Anniversary TTJ Awards

Voting is underway in the 25th Anniversary TTJ Awards

PRESS RELEASE · BY TIMBER TRADE JOURNAL · 4 JUNE 2021

The annual search for the UK’s best-performing timber products suppliers is firmly underway, with online voting now live in the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards.

The Sustainability Committee will identify key sustainability issues that affect the specification of timber in construction and take actions to overcome them, whether developing information and guidance to cover these issues, or commissioning research.

Already several key themes have been identified as requiring investigation, with sub-committees proposed to be formed under the direction of the main committee, including:

  • Embodied Carbon – Gaining a better understanding of how embodied carbon should be accounted for within lifecycle assessments (LCAs) and environmental product declarations (EPDs), and the background research and evidence to back-up the claims on timber.
  • Circular Economy – How do we promote the use of timber in the circular economy, focusing on substitution of high embodied carbon materials, sustainable packaging solutions, and the circular products and services the industry needs to develop.
  • Responsible Sourcing – Development of the Responsible Purchasing Policy to ensure all timber consumed in the UK is from verifiable legal and sustainable sources, to ensure we have a sustainable supply for the future.

The annual search for the UK’s best-performing timber products suppliers is firmly underway, with online voting now live in the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards.

This year’s TTJ Awards will be a hybrid event – with a physical awards luncheon on September 17 in central London and live digital streaming of the event to a wider online audience. It is aimed at the whole timber products supply chain and its customers.

Details of this year’s TTJ Awards, including online voting and details of how to attend the awards luncheon, can be accessed on the new event platform – TTJ AWARDS 2021. Entries can also be made to the judged categories, which are returning in 2021 after a break at last year’s virtual event.

The top voted category is the Timber Trader of the Year – sponsored by Timber Development UK – which recognises the best all-rounder in the timber trade dealing across multiple product categories. Timber Development UK has been formed by the recent merger of the Timber Trade Federation and TRADA and its new branding will be launched in the coming months.

Other voted categories include:

  • Softwood Trader of the Year
  • Hardwood Trader of the Year
  • Panels Trader of the Year
  • Joinery Products Supplier of the Year
  • Structural Timber Systems Supplier of the Year
  • Timber Merchant of the Year
  • Timber Garden Products Supplier of the Year
  • Small Timber Business of the Year

A new voted category is being launched this year: Timber Garden Products Supplier of the Year, in recognition of the massive industry which manufactures and supplies garden products including fencing, decking, landscaping timbers, sheds, garden structures and garden furniture.

Voting is open until July 22 and allows customers of the timber products trade – including merchants, joinery manufacturers, structural timber systems suppliers, architects, building contractors, garden product producers, furniture makers, timber product manufacturers and others to vote for their best performing suppliers.

Judged categories focus on Career Development, Excellence in Marketing, Environmental Achievement and Smart Manufacturing.

“We are excited to be planning a return to a live, in-person TTJ Awards in the 25th anniversary of the event,” said Stephen Powney, TTJ editor.

“It will be an opportunity for the timber industry to gather safely together again for the first time in almost a year and-a-half due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Due to high levels of interest, companies or individuals wanting to book tickets or tables at the event are advised to do so early.

For enquiries about sponsorship contact Chidi Adilih on +44 (0) 20 7406 6739 / chidi.adilih@ttjonline.com. For all other enquiries contact event manager Carys Stanton on carys.stanton@ns-mediagroup.com