BSW joins the BMF

Published:  18 February, 2019

BSW is the latest member to join the Builders Merchants Federation.

It is the largest sawmilling business in Great Britain, with foundations going back to 1848 and employing 1,300 people.

BSW sawmills are located throughout the UK, at Fort William, Boat of Garten, Petersmuir, Dalbeattie, Southampton, Carlisle and Newbridge-on-Wye in Wales and they have a sawmill in Riga, Latvia and have a project underway to construct another sawmill site in Slovenia. Group Headquarters remain in the town of Earlston in Berwickshire, where the business originated.

BSW manufactures and supplies a wide range of quality sawn products for an array of industries, including fencing, landscaping, cladding, construction, DIY, decking, and packaging.

Having undertaken a £125 million investment programme over the last ten years, BSW now has 1,300 employees and is passionate about creating a sustainable future for British forests and woodlands, and as such the company is a proud member of Grown in Britain. For every tree BSW harvests, a minimum of three are planted in its place, and the group uses 100% of the log it receives.

Dave Chapman, Sales and Marketing Director at BSW Timber said: “We’re really excited to be joining the BMF – this move helps us as a company get to know its members better, which in turn helps us to build stronger relationships with the BMF family and provide its members with a unique, tailored, more efficient service.”

Welcoming BSW into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said: “I’m delighted that this thriving business recognises the wide variety of networking opportunities and other benefits that the BMF offers will add value to their business as it continues to develop and grow. I look forward to working with them.”

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