Blairs Timber Windows and Doors have been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the 2023 British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards, taking place this November in London.
We have been shortlisted for the BWF Process and Resource Efficiency Award (sponsored by Materials and Finishes Show 2024): an award that recognises exceptional projects or initiatives that demonstrate the most efficient use of business resources or materials.
Joe Boyd, Operations Manager at Blairs comments, "Over the past 16 months, Blairs has undergone significant investments and operational changes in order to modernise, improve and future-proof the business. Following a review of our systems and machinery, we identified that ageing systems, efficiencies reliability and dependability of machinery could all be improved.
As a result of the investments in staff training, machinery and systems, lead times have decreased which has led the factory to have greater capacity to manufacture more products within the same working hours, reliability and dependability of the machinery have improved, the speed of management decision making has been faster, precision and quality of the products have increased and the team has seen a significant improvement in overall performance and sustainability, aligning with Blairs' commitment to sustainable practices."
We continue to invest in the business and skill level of the team and are currently running an apprentice training scheme to encourage young people into the industry as well as support local employment.
We're also proud to be representing Scotland as the only Scottish-based and owned company in the finals! The 15th Annual BWF Awards and Dinner will be taking place on the 24th November 2023 in London. Good luck to all finalists!
Find out more about Blairs Windows & Doors: https://www.blairswindows.co.uk