Buildbase is celebrating the 10th year of its Timber Champions programme organised by SCA Timber Supply, demonstrating continuing commitment to training staff for maximised business opportunities.

From Buildbase branches as far apart as Southport to Southend and Yeovil to Nantwich, the latest group of 11 newly qualified Buildbase Timber Champions crowned their course achievements with a visit to SCA’s Swedish forests, Bollsta sawmill and Bogrundet tree nursery, where they unfurled the Buildbase flag.

Amongst the graduates were Dave Viggars of Buildbase Stoke-on-Trent, winner of SCA’s Buildbase Cup for the highest exam score, and managers of the three regional Timber Branch of the Year competitions Ian Woodvine from Buildbase Nantwich, Dan Holton on behalf of Buildbase Walsall and Owen Atkinson from Buildbase Ipswich. They were accompanied by the Buildbase regional director Tim Felton and SCA Timber Supply’s Northern sales manager John Buffel.

“Ten years of Timber Champions is certainly an achievement,” said Buildbase managing director Stephen Thompstone. “Ten years of increasing timber sales, driven by growing the confidence of our staff, is another great reason to celebrate.”