Last Friday (29th September 2017) some of the Ten-25 team had the pleasure of a jaunt to London to attend the 21st annual TTJ awards, celebrating the best and brightest in the timber trade – and what a day we had.

Firstly, congratulations to the whole TTJ team, who pulled off a fantastic event without a hitch (well, if there were any hitches, we certainly didn’t notice them!) That’s particularly impressive since this year was the biggest turnout on record, with around 450 attendees. Guest speaker Steph McGovern did a cracking job of entertaining the crowd and reading out the nominations and winners in each category, the venue looked brilliant and the food was outstanding.

To all the nominees and winners, we also extend our heartfelt congratulations. It’s always a fantastic experience to sit in a room with so many hardworking and inspiring people, all working their socks off to make the timber trade the success it continues to be. It was also encouraging to see some new categories introduced this year, such as the Structural Timber Supplier of the Year Award, in association with the Structural Timber Association, signifying the ongoing innovation, evolution and diversification of the industry.

You can read more about the event and the winners on the TTJ website: https://www.ttjonline.com/news/timber-industry-celebrates-at-ttj-awards-2017-5938704

As TTJ editor Stephen Powney says, “Rewarding people and companies when they’re doing good things is fundamentally a good thing to do. Whether it’s for training achievement, providing exemplary service or pushing the boundaries on the latest engineered timber structures, giving praise can have a really positive impact.”

We couldn’t agree more – so again, to all the nominees and winners, and to all the other hardworking companies out there in the thriving timber industry and overcoming all the challenges that that involves, we congratulate you.

We’re already looking forward to next year….