Celebrating multiple award wins, BSW Group ends 2021 on a high

For BSW Group, this year has proven to be one of growth and recognition, with member businesses BSW Timber and Tilhill having scooped a grand total of 19 awards in 2021.

The latest accolade came as BSW claimed Timber Supplier of the Year Award at the 2021 BMJ Industry Awards, which highlighted excellence across the builders’ merchants sector.

These revered awards are regarded for the unique way in which the decision-making process is placed in the hands of professionals working in the sector, making the win all the more commendable.

As recipients of the WPA Treated Wood Campaign Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Hamish Macleod in September 2021, BSW Timber showcased its industry leading prowess with this double award win.

September 2021 also spelled success for Tilhill at Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards – which recognise excellence in forests, woodlands and forest-related projects across Scotland - seeing the company win Best New Commercial Wood in the Quality Timber Awards category.

In the same month, BSW Timber’s Electrical Supervisor and Apprentice, Stuart Matheson, took home the under 25 Career Development accolade at the TTJ Awards, which are run by the Timber Trades Journal.

Stuart’s win reflects the company’s ethos and ambition to support its workforce and demonstrate industry excellence. This also underlined Stuart’s own personal desire to progress and learn skills beyond his job role, furthering his career as a passionate team player in the timber industry.

Tilhill had further cause for celebration in July 2021 having won the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Sector Award – an internationally recognised award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) – for demonstrating high health and safety standards. The company received the award in recognition of the their commitment to ensuring staff and contractors get home safely to their families at the end of each working day.

And last, but by no means least, Tilhill also enjoyed outstanding success at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Woodlands Competition (RWAS), winning 13 awards across a variety of different categories.

The RWAS Awards saw woodlands managed by the company winning multiple Special Prizes, including the ICF Challenge Trophy for the Best Professional Management in all Woodland Classes, which was awarded to Tilhill Senior Forest Manager, Simon Miller.

Coed Llangdegla, managed by Tilhill’s team in Wales, claimed a number of gold and silver awards, as well as two special prizes: The Charles Shakerley Memorial Perpetual Challenge Cup and The RC Williams-Ellis Perpetual Challenge Cup. Hafod Boeth, meanwhile, won Gold for ‘Best Managed Woodland Over 200 Hectares’.

James Brennan, Group Marketing Manager at BSW, said: “It's humbling to see how we've grown, while keeping our determination to provide high quality, sustainable timber products. To receive such a variety of awards really signals how dynamic our business is, and how people within BSW are being recognised across the sector for their great work.

“It was especially exciting to receive BMJ’s Timber Supplier of the Year award, as this was voted for by the merchants themselves, which really demonstrates our commitment to customers in what has been a very challenging year.

“The Tilhill Team has enjoyed an outstanding year with an abundance of awards, which recognised their ongoing professional efforts and seeing them gain such high levels of recognition this year.”

For further information on BSW Group, see www.bsw.co.uk.

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