Andrew Madge, managing director of Gowercroft Joinery has been appointed to the Executive Board of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), the trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK.
His appointment comes after two years of working within the British Woodworking Federation Council, which allows member organisations to guide the future direction and work of the organisation, which provides a voice for the sector in the UK, influencing policy, regulations and standards.
During that time, he has been instrumental in raising the profile of the woodworking sector and highlighting how it can support the construction economy.
“I have a great deal of admiration for the work of the British Woodworking Federation and the considerable strides it has made in the past decade in becoming the sole major trade body of the woodworking industry with a clear vision for the future,” said Madge. “I look forward to taking on a more active role in the strategic direction of the woodworking industry, building on the excellent work of those within the Board and its Executive team.”
The appointment was formalised at the BWF’s yearly AGM at the Hellicon Gardens Hotel in Leicestershire.
Helen Hewitt, acting chief executive officer for the BWF, said: “Andrew has shown great drive and commitment to furthering the use of British joinery as a durable, sustainable and innovative design solution as well as inspiring the next generation to enter the industry. We look forward to his active contribution in the future.”
Gowercroft Joinery, based in Alfreton, Derbyshire, has been a leading light in demonstrating the core values of the BWF through its commitment to design innovation, craftsmanship and the highest standards of performance and customer care.
Andrew Madge, managing director of Gowercroft Joinery is pictured with Helen Hewitt, acting chief executive officer for the BWF.