Wood Protection Association
2021 Awards & Conference
Event held: 22-23 September 2021
A fantastic time was had by all at this year's event - and after a turbulent year it was heartwarming to finally get back together with colleagues and indeed old friends.
A big thank you to all of the sponsors who stuck with us and continued to support the WPA after several abandoned attempts at staging a live event – the whole process is funded by sponsorship.
WPA 2021 Award Winners
2021 Awards event sponsors:
Now in their seventh year, the Awards have become a popular annual event which showcases wood protection technology as a relevant and vital part of the timber industry. Once again, Glenalmond Timber created the amazing Awards crafted from modified wood ABODO.
Nominations can be made by any organisation - whether a WPA Member or not and are assessed by a panel of judges, this year being: Janet Sycamore – TDCA, Ed Suttie – BRE and WPA Chief Executive Gordon Ewbank.
Wood Protection Project of the Year
Sponsored by Wolman
Winner Accsys (Accoya)
Awarded to The Netherlands first ecological school - Basisschool De Verwondering
left to right: Gordon Ewbank (WPA) Justin Peckham (Accsys) and Richard Gulland (Wolman)
sponsored by Impra
New oil based wood preservative, with BPR authorisation for its use as a treatment for the long-term protection of heavy duty industrial timbers.
left to right: Gordon Ewbank (WPA) Steve Uphill (LSI), Stefan Schmitt (Impra) and Andy Hodge (LSI)
Treated Wood Trader of the Year
sponsored by Tanalith
Winner Bond Timber
This Award is all about customer service and what differentiates a business from other suppliers.
left to right: Gordon Ewbank (WPA) Shaun Getson (Bond Timber) and John Abbott (LSI)
NEW Treated Wood Campaign Award
sponsored by Koppers
winner BSW Timber
The Award goes to the business that best demonstrates its engagement with the WPA MSi4 campaign and the use of the communications and training resources.
left to right: Gordon Ewbank (WPA) Hamish Macleod (BSW) James Brennan (BSW) and Mick Boe (Koppers)
Lifetime Achievement Award
sponsored by the WPA
winner Hamish Macleod
winner David Law
This award is for individuals who have dedicated more than 25 years to the wood protection industry and are approaching the end of their career or have recently retired.
Gordon Ewbank (WPA) hands the coveted Lifetime Achievement award to Hamish Macleod
Janet Sycamore (WPA) hands the coveted Lifetime Achievement award to David Law (retired)
WPA 2021 Conference
2021 Conference sponsors:
Our half day conference got to grips with the big issues and talking points of the wood protection industry. Guest speakers were (from left to right) Dave Hopkins TTF, Neil Ryan WPA, Gordon Ewbank WPA and Andy Leitch Confor.
– Leading the move to quality assured treated wood in the UK Dave Hopkins
– UK Softwood supply and alternative conifer species Andy Leitch
– Construction product information, culture change in a post Grenfell era Gordon Ewbank
– Rising to the challenge of environmental permitting Neil Ryan
Another special thanks goes to Richard Pinner who once again amazed us with his magic and charmed us with his wit!