Date set for 2020 GT Timber Industry Awards

Friday 20 Mar 2020

The Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards (GTTIA) committee are pleased to announce that the 2020 Awards will be celebrated at The Barn, Mount Gambier on Friday the 30th of October. The awards follow on from the outstanding success of the inaugural Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards (GTTIA) in 2018 and even more successful event in 2019.

The awards recognise individuals and companies in the Green Triangle timber industry for their dedication to best practise, continuous improvement and excellence in their roles and businesses. The GTTIA committee consists of Adrian Flowers of Tabeel Trading (Chair), Marcel Griffiths of HVP Plantations (Secretary), Tammy Whitehead of Glenara Transport (Treasurer), Sharon Freyer of Qube Ports, Roland Freyer of South West Fibre, Paul Hartung of OFO Wood Products, Daniel Rosenthal of Timberlands Pacific, Hayley Elkington of C3 and Tim Benny of Qube Ports.

With some new faces on the committee in 2020, they comprise a mix of timber industry and regional representatives that have come together to create a platform for celebrating the industry. The next stage for the committee is to finalise the award categories for 2020 which are being updated in response to industry feedback from 2019. From there the committee will once again be looking to secure sponsors for the industry event that stands to applaud its skilled workforce and business champions.

In 2020, Lydia Mules past GTTIA Committee member has stepped into the role of Event Organiser for the Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards Program. Lydia is taking over from Prue Younger who has handed over the reins after two successful years to focus on some exciting opportunities that have arisen from her involvement in the Timber Industry.

The Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards seek to benefit the regions timber industry through uniting industry players to support the attraction of skilled employees as valued timber industry players and encouraging them to continuously lift the standard of the skill base of the timber workforce. The awards also offer a platform to promote the image of timber in the region and provide the Green Triangle timber industry an occasion to celebrate the achievements of the many individuals and businesses that make up the industry.

Note: A number of Wood Council Forestry Awards programmes for 2020 in New Zealand have been cancelled in recent weeks because of COVID-19. All are expected to run again in 2021. Check out individual Wood Council websites for further information.

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