Latham awarded OBE

Published:  06 January, 2012

KENT: Peter Latham, chairman of timber merchant James Latham and PEFC UK, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s honours list.

The award recognises Mr Latham’s services to the UK wood industry over the past 20 years and his company’s dedication to sustainable timber sourcing and forest management.

As well as heading one of Britain's oldest timber companies – James Latham began importing hardwoods into Liverpool in 1757 – Mr Latham is a former chairman of Forests Forever (the environmental committee of the Timber Trade Federation), a member of the Council of the Commonwealth Forestry Association (the world's longest established international forestry organisation) and latterly, chairman of PEFC UK.

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