Nominations now open for SWC forestry awards

In May of last year, the Southern Wood Council (SWC) in conjunction with New Zealand’s Industry Training Organisation, Competenz, built on the regions forestry industry awards programme that had proved to be such a success in the two previous years with local forestry and wood processing companies and contractors. The event and the response from industry throughout the lower South Island of New Zealand was again outstanding. Over 350 people attended. The evening saw forestry companies, contractors and transport operators from throughout the lower South Island attending. It’s was again the largest industry gathering seen in 2017 for the region.

For the forestry industry in Otago and Southland, the Awards Programme provides a unique opportunity for those involved in training, in growing, processing and transporting wood and for those who support the industry through the provision of products and services.

It’s a once in a year opportunity to come together to celebrate success. It’s the industry’s chance to recognise those who had achieved formal training qualifications over the year, to celebrate through a series of nine major industry awards, the top performers from across the lower South Island and to profile the real contribution that forestry and those working within the industry are making to the economic and social well-being of this region.

The 2018 SWC Forestry Awards Programme run in conjunction with Competenz will run this year at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin on the evening of Friday 25 May. The 2018 awards programme for the evening is being designed with industry right now. Details on each of the main awards and nomination forms for this year’s awards are being distributed as part of five major SafeStart meetings being run by the forestry industry at the beginning of the year. Early indications are that interest from across the industry to nominate individuals and companies for the 2018 awards programme is already very keen.

For those in the South, mark the dates into your diary. Nominations close on Friday 30 March 2018. Start to give some thought as to who you can nominate in your or someone else’s company or crew. Who’s made a difference? Who’s really stood out this year? Who deserves to be recognised for their efforts?

Click here to download the 2018 Award Details and Criteria and 2018 Awards Nomination Form

Further details can be found on the SWC website .

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