BSW Timber, the UK’s largest integrated forestry business, has launched its new premium membership scheme for the independent merchant sector – the BSW Timber Crown Distributor Scheme.
Representatives from BSW’s Marketing, Sales and Public Affairs departments have attended the House of Commons this week to promote BSW’s role as a leading light in the British construction industry.
BSW was invited due to its prevalence as a construction industry leader and as a member of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) to the BMF Parliamentary Innovation Reception in Westminster.
Headlining the reception Nadhim Zahawi MP, the minister for Business and Industry gave a hat-tip to BSW during his speech, which acknowledged the vital role the building materials industry will play in the development and delivery of new technologies that will significantly reduce carbon emissions, to help deliver the Government’s net zero target by 2050.
The event showcased some of the latest products developed by the BMF’s supplier members including BSW’s new IRO and wood plastic composite ranges.
Paying tribute to the innovations that BMF members have developed, Mr Zahawi said: “Whether it is to develop new applications for traditional products, reduce the environmental impact of buildings or products and processes, or bringing to market emerging technologies, BMF members are playing a leading role in improving the productivity and international competitiveness of the sector in the UK.”
BSW Sales and Marketing Director, David Chapman, said: “The simple fact that BSW, and other BMF members, are exhibiting their latest products in the home of the British government, shows just how vital the construction industry is to the country’s economy.
“We’re thrilled to be here to represent ourselves: as BSW, as members of the BMF, and as part of the UK’s forward-thinking construction industry in such a prestigious setting.”
Addressing the Parliamentary Innovation Reception, the BMF’s CEO John Newcomb highlighted that the construction industry in the UK is larger than the more vastly covered automotive industry as well as stressing the need for the building materials sector to shine a spotlight on its investment in innovation and the contribution this makes to the country’s economy.
John Newcomb said: “We are aware that Construction and, in particular, the Building Materials sector has for far too long flown under the radar. Despite the importance of a sector that is overwhelmingly based in the United Kingdom, directly provides jobs for hundreds of thousands of people and is critical to the future economic success of the country, our industry is often overlooked by Government, perceived as “old fashioned” and lacking innovation. Collectively we need to address this error and this event is part of that process of change.
“Our desire is to work with Government to harness the current investment in innovation within the building materials sector to help to deliver the jobs and growth that we will need in a post-Brexit economy.”
BSW has launched Alchemy, a new brand for its range of dependable British composite decking products that are as head turning as they are hassle-free.
BSW is supporting the Wood CO2ts Less campaign in association with Wood for Good, Confor and the Timber Trade Federation.