Tilhill Forestry’s Pete Bowsher finishes second at BSW-sponsored Carve Carrbridge

Tilhill Forestry’s Pete Bowsher finishes second at BSW-sponsored Carve Carrbridge

BSW Timber has been channelling its artistic streak after donating 30 logs to a rather unique competition – and Tilhill Forestry’s Pete Bowsher finished in second place for a second year running.

24 Sep 2019

Two BSW projects to be featured in 2020 TDCA calendar

Two BSW projects to be featured in 2020 TDCA calendar

Some of BSW’s most interesting images have been selected to be featured in a charity calendar for 2020

22 Aug 2019

Innovative collaboration recognised in national award nominations

Innovative collaboration recognised in national award nominations

BSW Timber is thrilled to announce that project partner Roderick James Architects (RJA) has been shortlisted in two categories at the 2019 Structural Timber Awards and one at the TTJ Awards 2019.

14 Aug 2019

BSW scores 3 Trees in WWF’s Timber Scorecard 2019

BSW scores 3 Trees in WWF’s Timber Scorecard 2019

The top rating of ‘3 Trees’ shows the company are performing well on our commitments to protect the world's forests.

9 Aug 2019

BSW Employee's Journey to be Wales Strongest Man

BSW Employee's Journey to be Wales Strongest Man

A BSW employee is in the running to be one of the strongest men in the country. David Ramplee, who works at BSW Newbridge Mill, has competed in the Wales’ Strongest Man contest for the last three years.

7 Aug 2019

BSW instrumental in development of £10m rural growth pledge

BSW instrumental in development of £10m rural growth pledge

Ministers of the UK and Scottish Governments, and leaders of the five councils of the Borderlands Partnership, recently signed off Heads of Terms for the £394.5m Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, which includes proposed investment in rural development.

19 Jul 2019

BSW acquires Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd

BSW acquires Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd

One of the UK's leading forest nurseries becomes part of the BSW Group.

11 Jul 2019

BSW sponsors inspirational awards night at Carlisle College

BSW sponsors inspirational awards night at Carlisle College

BSW Timber had an evening at the awards last week as representatives visited Carlisle College as sponsors of the annual Carlisle College Awards Evening.

25 Jun 2019

BSW donates logs for educational Greenpeace installation at Glastonbury

BSW donates logs for educational Greenpeace installation at Glastonbury

BSW has donated over 2,500 logs to the BEAM installation, a multi-sensory experience at this year’s Glastonbury Festival which has been designed by award-winning artist Wolfgang Buttress.

10 Jun 2019

BSW promotes wellness in nature at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

BSW promotes wellness in nature at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

BSW Timber, the UK’s largest sawmilling business, showcased its new IRO range at last month’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show by helping to promote wellness in nature as timber partners and sponsors of a collaborative installation called LAND.

6 Jun 2019

It's All In The Water!

It's All In The Water!

A team of Tilhill Forestry's in-house ecologists have been checking BSW Carlisle for the presence of some rather slippery neighbours.

29 May 2019

Freshmen flock to Dalbeattie

Freshmen flock to Dalbeattie

BSW Timber Dalbeattie has welcomed some international visitors this week.
Students and tutors from Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri visited the Dalbeattie site on Wednesday.

24 May 2019

BSW Southampton Lands BM TRADA Certificate

BSW Southampton Lands BM TRADA Certificate

BSW Timber Southampton has recently been awarded a much-coveted BM Trada certificate.

16 May 2019

BSW Fort William Backs Kids’ Kits

BSW Fort William Backs Kids’ Kits

BSW Timber is now the proud sponsor of the U14 Kilmallie Shinty team.

16 May 2019

BSW supports Veterans Growth

BSW supports Veterans Growth

BSW Timber has donated 25 sawn sleepers to veteran’s charity Veterans Growth.

10 May 2019

BSW Provides Primary School With New Pond Platform

BSW Provides Primary School With New Pond Platform

Primary School Pupils in Badenoch can participate in playtime pond-watching again thanks in part to the efforts of BSW Timber’s Boat of Garten mill.

9 May 2019

Get to know... Katie Martin, Apprentice Saw Doctor

Get to know... Katie Martin, Apprentice Saw Doctor

Katie has been an apprentice with BSW for 18 months and is one of only three female saw doctors in Europe. We heard how she got the job, what it entails and what life’s like as one of Europe’s elite.

21 Mar 2019

BSW heads back to school for bandstand opening

BSW heads back to school for bandstand opening

BSW Timber has donated the materials to build a new playground Gazebo for Earlston Primary School.

21 Mar 2019

BSW apprentices showcase skills with school pergola build

BSW apprentices showcase skills with school pergola build

Apprentices from BSW Timber’s Fort William sawmill have been involved in the construction of a pergola project.

13 Mar 2019

MSP supports BSW apprentice scheme at Dalbeattie

MSP supports BSW apprentice scheme at Dalbeattie

Finlay Carson MSP visited BSW Timber’s Dalbeattie based sawmill on Friday 8th March as part of the National Apprentice Week campaign.

12 Mar 2019

Harvard students visit Boat of Garten sawmill

Harvard students visit Boat of Garten sawmill

A group of students from one of America’s most prestigious colleges have visited BSW’s Boat of Garten mill.

25 Feb 2019

BSW scheme helped ex-offenders back into employment

BSW scheme helped ex-offenders back into employment

BSW Timber has partnered with Roderick James Architects (RJA) to complete a remarkable building project which saw ex-offenders put to work.

5 Feb 2019

BSW helps transport Christmas tree from Latvia to FCO’s Lancaster House

BSW helps transport Christmas tree from Latvia to FCO’s Lancaster House

UK-LV relations were brought to the forefront of this year’s Christmas celebrations at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Lancaster House, where a 13ft spruce tree was installed after being transported over 1,500 miles from Valka, Latvia.

9 Jan 2019

BSW acquires Alvic Plastics Limited

BSW acquires Alvic Plastics Limited

BSW Group, the UK’s leading integrated forestry and timber company, has acquired Alvic Plastics Limited into its company group following a long-standing relationship with the organisation.

17 Aug 2018

International Youth Day: BSW's graduate and apprenticeship opportunities

International Youth Day: BSW's graduate and apprenticeship opportunities

12th August marks International Youth Day, a global awareness day initiated by the UN General Assembly in 1999. It serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change.

11 Aug 2018

10 questions with... Tony Lockey

10 questions with... Tony Lockey

Although based in Carlisle, Tony Lockey spends most of his time in various BSW mills helping to manage the learning and developing needs of the business. Tony is the Group Learning and Development Manager responsible for the training requirements of BSW's 1,300 employees.

19 Jun 2018

BSW announces €40m investment plans for Slovenian sawmill

BSW announces €40m investment plans for Slovenian sawmill

BSW Timber, the UK’s leading integrated forestry and timber company, has announced its latest investment of €40m in Slovenia, constructing a new sawmill, CHP plant and pellet manufacturing facility which will see the creation of 170 new jobs.

22 May 2018

What is the International Day of Forests?

What is the International Day of Forests?

Today is the International Day of Forests, a day to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees, and celebrate the ways in which they sustain and protect us.

21 Mar 2018

BSW promotes STEM opportunties at Inverness College career day

BSW promotes STEM opportunties at Inverness College career day

As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, BSW recently attended Inverness College for a career day aimed at promoting the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) industries and apprentice opportunities across the company.

16 Mar 2018

BSW establishes environmental performance for its construction timber

BSW establishes environmental performance for its construction timber

BSW Timber recently participated in the Wood for Good initiative to establish an environmental product declaration (EPD) for its kiln dried construction timber.

5 Oct 2017

BSW and Tilhill announce vertical integration of timber supply chain

BSW and Tilhill announce vertical integration of timber supply chain

George McRobbie, Managing Director of Tilhill Forestry, has today announced the final stage of Tilhill Forestry’s integration into the BSW Group. The last stage involves combining the BSW Sawmi...

1 Sep 2017

BSW unveils garden fence panel range

BSW unveils garden fence panel range

BSW Timber has just unveiled a brand new range of garden fence panels that has been introduced to complement its existing fencing components.

13 Jul 2017

BSW invests £900k in material handling equipment at Newbridge sawmill

BSW invests £900k in material handling equipment at Newbridge sawmill

BSW Timber has kick-started a major investment programme in its material handling equipment by commissioning eight new Bulmor side-loader vehicles for its sawmill in Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys.

27 Jun 2017

BSW taps in to domestic acoustic fence panel market

BSW taps in to domestic acoustic fence panel market

BSW Timber Group, the UK’s largest fully-integrated forestry company, has just unveiled a brand new domestic acoustic fence panel system.

24 May 2017

Inverness student wins Tilhill award

Inverness student wins Tilhill award

An Inverness College student won a Tilhill Forestry Award last month for his report on woodland creation.

15 Dec 2016

Garden Room Project Brings Out the Best of BSW Timber

Garden Room Project Brings Out the Best of BSW Timber

‘Leaf Room’ at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Provides Spectacular Outdoor Showcase for Homegrown Scottish Timber 

17 Nov 2016

BSW supports launch of Developing the Young Workforce in Scottish Borders

BSW supports launch of Developing the Young Workforce in Scottish Borders

Two BSW graduates attended the Developing the Young Workforce Industry Group (DYWIG) launch last week as the company showed support for the employment strategy.

12 Oct 2016

BSW Timber wins award for work with young people

BSW Timber wins award for work with young people

BSW Timber picked up an award for its commitment to helping young people last month – and just missed out on being an overall winner at the Highland Business Awards.

6 Oct 2016

BSW Timber fires up £2.5m biomass boiler at Carlisle sawmill

BSW Timber fires up £2.5m biomass boiler at Carlisle sawmill

BSW Timber has become the first UK sawmiller to generate electricity from biomass fuel with the commissioning of a £2.5 million Combined Heat and Power (CHP) boiler at its Carlisle mill.

2 Aug 2016