Twitter has opened up a fantastic channel for English Woodlands Timber to engage with some our customers, prospective customers, suppliers and end users.
We know that this medium does not suit everyone but I wanted to share with you some of the stories we are tweeting. The challenge we have is getting the tone right. It is essential that this is not seen as a pure selling tool but as a way of delivering valuable information to our customers…
Unlocking the potential in the UK’s un-managed woodlands…
A Grown in Britain consortium, led by English Woodlands Timber, has been awarded funding by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to explore how hardwood supply chains in the UK could be improved.
As part of the research for this project, Grown in Britain would like your help to identify the hardwood timber application and species specified/purchased/supplied for UK construction projects over the last 12 months by completing an online survey.
Dougal Driver, Grown in Britain Chief Executive comments: “There are more than 30 million tonnes of timber in unmanaged woodlands throughout the UK, which the project will begin the process of unlocking.”
“With the UK relying on high levels of imported timber this Grown in Britain project is vital to breaking down barriers within the supply chain for home-grown hardwood, making it much more accessible and readily available.”
The key aim of the project is to improve the flow of hardwood timber from UK woodlands, so that the experience of the end customer is improved. The project will have five main work streams: market research, timber stock funding options, a timber supply hub, material efficiencies and industry engagement.
Our innovative Stock Search tool will form the foundation of research into the development of a timber supply hub. The Search Tool has gained in popularity and we now get over 2000 visits per month. This has resulted in us selling timber as far afield as Bangkok!
The project started in October 2015, and will run for 12 months.
For more information on the project and details of how to get involved please click here.
Here at English Woodlands Timber, situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park, we stock and supply fresh-sawn, air-dried and kiln-dried timbers. These are carefully selected for our wide range of clients – architects, builders and bespoke furniture makers. We pride ourselves on our heritage, tradition, quality and customer service. We are a knowledgeable, friendly team – always happy to show you around our timber yard and help with your selection. Do use our online stock search tool to see some of our favourite pieces of timber and traditional woodland products. Our timber is your timber.
Actually, relax and put your feet up. We’ve got some videos for you…
Can you believe we have had 12,000 views of our video entitled “A Sawmill at Work” which we have had on our website home page. Not surprising given that we are now getting over 10,000 visits to our website per month!
Given the success of video as a means of explaining what we do, we have invested in developing a YouTube channel for both our Timber and Forestry businesses. We are still in the early stages of this project but we hope to collect a library of videos that we hope you will enjoy.
In an effort to explain to prospective customers what we do and how we do it we have also produced a video with Stephen Anthony Design. It is our hope prospective customers will understand why Stephen Anthony Design choose us as their supplier of timber – tell us if you think we have managed to convey this message?
Please share your video favourites with us and we will post them on our YouTube channel.
As always, thanks so much for watching and until next time…
From the gang at English Woodlands Timber & Forestry
English Woodlands Timber become one of the latest wood processors to receive their Grown in Britain licence
The licence allows the prestigious and sought after Grown in Britain trademark to be applied to licensed material from the company, demonstrating it’s local credentials and feeding the increasing demand for the brand on products.
Tom Compton form English Woodlands Timber said:
“We are delighted to have been awarded our Grown in Britain licence. As a business focussed heavily on timber from British Forests and Woodlands this fits perfectly with our ethos and heritage and our Grown in Britain Chain of Custody licence enables us to link British woodlands to wood users in the most effective and understood way.”