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TP to rejoin TTF

Published:  13 November, 2009

NORTHAMPTON: The Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK's chief timber importers and merchants, is set to rejoin the Timber Trade Federation in 2010.

The company said it was pleased with the progress made by the organisation in re-evaluating its main aims and focus, and its influence in the timber and construction industries and government.

John Carter, chief operating officer of TP, said: "We have been impressed by the steps taken by the new management to improve the professionalism of the organisation and develop ethical links. In the current trading conditions, businesses and trade organisations need to work together to ensure a successful future."

The aim of the TTF is to increase the use of wood through innovative industry representation and grow business support for its members.

From Chain of Custody to employment law, and technical guidance to ready made contracts, members of the TTF enjoy unrivalled benefits coupled with industry representation of the highest order.

The TTF is regularly consulted by government, non-governmental organisationss and sister organisations on issues affecting the wood industry.

John White, chief executive of the TTF, said: "With quality companies such as TP in membership, our ability to offer meaningful industry representation is enhanced enormously. The decision of TP to rejoin also offers a powerful endorsement of the strategy we have embarked upon to grow the use of wood."

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