BSW Timber won the Local Community and Social Value award at Friday’s (22/03) Scottish Timber Trade Association’s Awards 2024.

The award was presented to an STTA organisation that best demonstrated the contribution and social value of their business within a local community.

BSW won the coveted award for community work undertaken by its Fort William site, in which 200 employees were involved in three large community projects.

The projects included creating a useable low maintenance garden space for elderly residents of a care home in the town. Creating an access road that was suitable for vehicles to be able to park close to a mental health charity in Fort William and designing and installing an outdoor decked area with wheelchair and buggy access for patrons of “The Caddy Shack” restaurant at the nearby Fort William golf course.

Oliver Stephen, Mill Manager, BSW Timber Fort William, said:” It was fantastic to be recognized by the industry for the community work we have done. BSW in Fort William, is one of the main employers in the area and we are proud to be able to give back to the community where we can.”

In total 25 people from the site played a role in the completion of these three key community projects. With over 500 members of the local community benefiting, some daily, from the completion of the projects.

The awards were held at The George, in Edinburgh and were attended by representatives of member companies of the STTA.

The STTA is an industry group that represents those who supply timber and wood products in Scotland, including importers, sawmillers, timber merchants, timber agents, builders’ merchants, and others.

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