Gowercroft Joinery MD is appointed to the Executive Board of the Confederation of Timber Industries


Andrew Madge, Managing Director of Alfreton based timber window and door manufacturer, Gowercroft Joinery, has been appointed to the board of the UK’s primary trade organisation promoting the role of the timber supply chain in the economy.

The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) represents producers, manufacturers and distributors across the entire supply chain and speaks for the timber industry as a whole in matters relating to jobs and skills, quality control, economic growth and environmental protection.

In his new role, Andrew will be acting on behalf of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), where he is also sits on the Executive Board, to ensure that that its 700-strong membership is well supported and represented in key areas.

Andrew Madge said:

“I am delighted to be invited to join the CTI Board. As we move towards a low carbon economy, I believe that the CTI and the BWF together will play a vitally important role in ensuring that the use of timber and timber products remains at the top of the agenda and the natural choice for specifiers, designers and constructors.”

Roy Wakeman, Chairman of the CTI explained:

”Timber is clearly the prime building material for sustainable construction. The CTI is committed to keeping timber in the forefront of growing our low carbon economy and utilising this fantastic material to help reverse the housing crisis in the UK.”

A company known for its innovation, craftsmanship and the highest standards of performance using sustainable timber, Gowercroft Joinery has been based in Derbyshire for its entire 20-year history. The company currently employs 46 people at its Alfreton workshop and is committed to investment in the local economy through its programme of apprentices and trainees.

In recent years, Gowercroft has received a number of accolades for the quality of its products and projects including the “Best Windows” category of the prestigious 2017 Build It Awards for the pioneering design quality of its Winston and Richmond Heritage windows and the company was also shortlisted in both G18 and Build It Awards in 2018.

Gowercroft has also had its bespoke joinery featured in the RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist 2017, RIBA London Building of the Year 2017, RIBA National Building of the Year 2017 and the BBC List of Best Buildings 2017.

For more information about Gowercroft Joinery, telephone: 01773 300 510. Fax: 01773 300 511 Email: info@gowercroft.com Web: www.gowercroft.co.uk