BSW supports Britain's future architects with timber donation

BSW supports Britain's future architects with timber donation

BSW Timber has donated homegrown, Grown in Britain-certified products from its construction timber range to an innovative architectural student exercise in London.

16 Mar 2020

BSW Chairman Martin Gale recognised for Dedicated Service to Forestry at CONFOR awards

BSW Chairman Martin Gale recognised for Dedicated Service to Forestry at CONFOR awards

Martin Gale, Chairman of BSW Timber, has been named as the winner of the Dedicated Service to Forestry Award at Confor's annual dinner in Edinburgh.

27 Feb 2020

BSW Group acquired by Endless LLP

BSW Group acquired by Endless LLP

BSW Group, the UK’s largest integrated forestry and sawmilling business, has been acquired by private equity firm Endless LLP as part of a multi-level growth plan for the company.

19 Feb 2020

BSW helps create play 'forest' for Little Learners

BSW helps create play 'forest' for Little Learners

BSW Timber has helped to create a ‘play forest’ for a group of ‘Little Learners in Inverlochy.

21 Jan 2020

IRO Timber range receives TDCA accreditation

IRO Timber range receives TDCA accreditation

BSW’s innovative IRO Timber range has been awarded a coveted industry standard accreditation.

16 Jan 2020

College students given behind the scenes tour of BSW Dalbeattie site

College students given behind the scenes tour of BSW Dalbeattie site

BSW Timber has opened its doors and offered a behind the scenes access tour to a group of local college students.

10 Jan 2020

Get to know... Chloe Jones, Customer Service Coordinator

Get to know... Chloe Jones, Customer Service Coordinator

Chloe has been with BSW for 8 years and is a customer's first point of contact when they get in touch with us. In the latest installment of our 'get to know' series - we talked: triumphs, timber and teleportation machines with Chloe.

16 Dec 2019

BSW helps create sensory garden

BSW helps create sensory garden

Moor House School & College pupils have a new place to play after the school recently opened a new sensory garden and playground thanks to a generous donation of materials from BSW Timber.

28 Nov 2019

BSW products featured on hit ITV gardening show

BSW products featured on hit ITV gardening show

BSW Timber has donated a range of its products to ITV’s hit gardening show Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh.

7 Nov 2019

BSW attends Parliamentary Innovation Reception

BSW attends Parliamentary Innovation Reception

Representatives from BSW’s Marketing, Sales and Public Affairs departments have attended the House of Commons this week to promote its role as a leading light in the British construction industry.

31 Oct 2019

BSW's IRO Timber collaboration recognised at North East Marketing Awards

BSW's IRO Timber collaboration recognised at North East Marketing Awards

Searching for the best use of cross-channel marketing, judges at the North East Marketing Awards were wowed by the collaborative efforts of BSW Timber and their marketing agency, Narrative.

31 Oct 2019

BSW's IRO Timber shortlisted for national innovation award

BSW's IRO Timber shortlisted for national innovation award

IRO Timber, manufactured by BSW, has been shortlisted for a ‘Best Materials Innovation’ award at this year’s Building Innovation Awards.

4 Oct 2019

BEAM installation to become a 'bee hotel'

BEAM installation to become a 'bee hotel'

The highly-acclaimed BEAM installation, which was created using 2,500 logs that were donated by BSW, is to be given a new lease of life before next year’s Glastonbury Festival.

24 Sep 2019

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