British Woodworking Federation 2019 Awards Call For Entries Open

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched a call for entries for its prestigious BWF Awards, which includes a brand new category for 2019, ‘The Rising Star Award’.

Now in its 11th year, the event provides an unrivalled opportunity for the woodworking industry to come together to showcase its most outstanding work from the past year and to celebrate the individuals behind it.

The ‘Rising Star Award’ category has been introduced this year to recognise and champion individuals within the industry who are having a positive impact on their organisation and the wider community.

Helen Hewitt, Chief Executive of the BWF, launched this year’s call for entries:  “The BWF Awards shine a much-deserved spotlight on the UK’s woodworking sector to showcase the incredible things that can be achieved using wood, and the people – whether new to the industry or long-standing – that make it the highly innovative and industrious sector that it is.

“The quality of submissions we received last year was truly fantastic, and we’d like to encourage businesses of all sizes, focusing on a whole range of wood products and projects, to come forward and tell us why they deserve recognition.”

Commenting on the introduction of the Rising Star Award, Helen said: “This new category has been introduced to recognise individuals whose dedication and hard work has made a real difference either to the organisation in which they work, or to the wider woodworking community. As a trade association, we are now placing a greater focus than ever on supporting career development and creating the leaders of the future, and as part of that we want celebrate those who have demonstrated that they have a very bright career ahead of them.”

All entries are free and should be submitted by 17:00 on Friday, 13th September. Businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by a client or supplier.

The shortlist will be announced in October, followed by the BWF’s Annual Dinner where the award winners will be announced and celebrated at the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London on Friday 22nd November.

Further information about the BWF Awards and entry forms visit