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IOC Corporate Members

Our current Corporate & Corporate Associate Members are:

For over 30 years the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has been at the forefront of wood promotion in Europe, successfully building a distinctive and creative brand for U.S. hardwoods. AHEC’s support for creative design projects such as Legacy, The Smile and MultiPly, for the London Design Festival demonstrate the performance potential of these sustainable materials and provide valuable inspiration.

AHEC has pioneered the modelling of environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for hardwoods, an approach that has since been adopted by other industries. LCA measures a number of impacts: primary energy demand (from renewable and non-renewable resources); global warming potential; acidification potential; eutrophication potential; and, photochemical ozone creation potential


American Softwoods is a promotional partnership formed by three major US softwood trade associations: the Southern Forest Products Association, the Softwood Export Council and APA - the Engineered Wood Association. The campaign encourages the use of American softwoods both for internal and external projects. AMSO also works with the timber industry, providing technical information and assistance to develop the market for American softwoods. American Softwoods has offices in London, Shanghai, Tokyo and Mexico City and operates worldwide from its offices in Louisiana and Oregon.


The British Woodworking Federation is the trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK. It's members include manufacturers, distributors and installers of timber doors, windows, conservatories, staircases, furniture, all forms of bespoke, interior and architectural joinery and suppliers to the industry. The Federation strives to provide the best possible service to its members and to ensure that service represents the best value for their subscription fee. Central to the BWF is our Code of Conduct, against which all members are audited. We believe this is the basis of our success in recruiting and retaining quality members. The BWF brings together individuals and companies within the industry to share problems and experiences and find solutions together. We offer regular opportunities for members to rub shoulders with their competitors and suppliers, whether formally in Federation Committees, or informally at social events.


Canada Wood is a joint initiative between the Canadian government and timber industry association partners, providing market access and market development services to enhance trade between Canada and offshore markets.  Canada Wood is represented in the UK courtesy of support provided by Natural Resources Canada and Forestry Innovation Investment, together with APA – The Engineered Wood Association, Council of Forest Industries, Maritime Lumber Bureau, Quebec Wood Export Bureau and Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.

On the Canada Wood UK web site are links to each Canada Wood UK partner – which take you to a wealth of information from forest practices to details of tree species and wood properties – and from there via links to each association’s member companies.


Founded in 1878, the City and Guilds of London Institute was founded by the Corporation of the City of London and 16 livery companies (the Guilds), to protect and promote the standard of technical education. City & Guilds, together with ILM, Kineo, The Oxford Group, Digitalme and Gen2 (City & Guilds Group) are able to provide a broad and imaginative range of products and services that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning. The Group's purpose is the same today as it was 140 years ago - to help people, organisations and economies develop their skills for growth.

At City & Guilds we believe in the power of skills to build successful careers, businesses, and economies. As workplaces evolve, so do we. We anticipate the changing needs of people and organisations, embrace technology and new approaches to learning, and work with like-minded partners to develop the skills that industries demand across the world.

Our friendly and professional team works together in a diverse range of roles to support the future of work and learning around the world and all of our products and services have been designed to recognise vital workplace skills, from work relevant qualifications to apprenticeships through to accreditation and assessments.


The National Association of Shopfitters (NAS) has successfully represented and promoted the shopfitting and interior contracting sector successfully since 1919.

Interior contracting is a constantly evolving industry, driven by technology and a growing global market that is always looking for new ideas and distinctive approaches. Whether your business fits out retail, leisure, or commercial interiors, the NAS can help you achieve the skills and knowledge you need to complete your projects to a superior standard. We also support customers as they explore their fit-out options, finding the best match for the job. Offering expert guidance and specialist advice, the NAS brand is recognised by designers and clients alike as the symbol of quality and reliability in shopfitting and interior contracting.


The South Essex Construction Training Academy (SECTA) aims to support training and recruitment into the construction industry and its supply chain.  Working with construction companies, referral partners and local authorities, SECTA aims to respond to the needs of the industry to address skills and labour shortages.  The project is fully funded at no cost to the business or trainee.

SECTA can offer businesses: work ready candidates with various experience in construction; recruitment solutions for your business;  the ability to influence the training delivered by SECTA to enhance your workforce; assistance with Corporate Social Responsibility/Social Value targets; assistance with inclusivity/equality targets; promotion of your business when partnering with us.


The Structural Timber Association (STA) is the UK’s leading timber association, representing over 600 members from the structural timber industry including suppliers, manufacturers, erectors and designers. It supports members through education, training, and technical guidance and ensures the continued professional development of all members through seminars, factory tours, exhibiting, networking and high-level industry discussions.

Additionally, working closely with such sector bodies as the HSE and BRE, the STA aims to be the focal point of industry research, with outcomes from its Technical Committee demonstrating that structural timber is the most sustainable form of construction in the UK. 


Swedish Wood represents the Swedish sawmill industry and is part of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation. In addition, Swedish Wood represents the Swedish glulam and packaging industries and collaborates closely with Swedish builders’ merchants and wholesalers of wood products.


The Timber Decking and Cladding Association is an independent, not-for-profit technical and advisory body for the timber decking and timber cladding industry. The association offers expert advice and promotes best practice where both material choice and construction is concerned. A recently re-launched website provides interested visitors with ample information and advice, whilst also hosting a comprehensive approved supplier search facility, drilling down to specific components – the only resource of its type dedicated to timber decking and cladding. This same website is also a powerful tool to showcase the strengths and capabilities of the many members who offer quality timber decking and timber cladding products and/or services.

The TDCA also provides a dispute resolution service, should something go wrong. This includes a site visit from an independent expert and a full written report to highlight the findings – an excellent way to prevent a time-consuming dispute between numerous parties and to find an acceptable resolution swiftly.


For over 125 years, TTF members have been supplying the carpentry and joinery sectors with timber and wood products from around the world. The Federation is now the UK’s foremost membership body for the timber supply chain. Its Responsible Purchasing Policy, to which all members must adhere, is recognised for the rigorous due diligence of its annual reporting system. The Federation continues to improve its members’ standards, most recently on imported plywoods and preservative-treated timber, ensuring that IoC members and others throughout the wood supply chain are purchasing ‘Timber you can Trust’. TTF members encompass timber importers, merchants, agents and manufacturers of wood products, and account for around two-thirds of the £10 billion UK timber industry.The Federation aims to bring together those who use our products with those who product and provide them, ensuring that we work as a team to promote the use of the sustainable, renewable material which binds us all.


TRADA (The Timber Research and Development Association) is an international membership organisation dedicated to inspiring and informing best practice design, specification and use of wood in the built environment and related fields.


"The TRA is the respected voice of the trussed rafter and metal web joist industry in the UK and Ireland. We are committed to stringent standards of quality and service and set a professional benchmark for the industry. Members include the principal manufacturers of trussed rafters, metal web joists, suppliers and professionals involved in roof and floor design and construction. As the only organisation exclusively representing the trussed rafter industry and with members coming from across the complete supply chain, we are frequently consulted on market or legislative changes. 

.     Encourage architects, engineers and specifiers to choose trussed rafters and metal web joists as their preferred products
.     Offer expert advice and technical information on design and development of roofs and floors
.     Implement common design and safety standards
.     Develop the professional status of members and their employees
.     Support members by providing a range of services


AK Shopfitting & Carpentry is run by Adam Kerr FIOC and they "create outstanding shop-fits and project management for the retail and commercial sectors. We have dedicated managers and craftsman for every type of requirement, whether it’s a large scale shop-fit or a small refurbishment. (Source www.akshopfitting.co.uk).


Axminster Tools & Machinery has established a reputation for excellence in customer service and friendly expert advice. Axminster shares its customers’ passion for great craftsmanship and a job well done. Product selection and development is a task we take very seriously. As well as manufacturing many tools in house, Axminster also works closely with a carefully selected group of manufacturers from around the world, offering a wide range of tools and machines to choose from. At Axminster’s retail outlets across the UK, live workshops and demonstrations regularly take place, giving customers the chance to get hands-on and try before they buy and with over 14,000 product lines on its website. To find out more visit our website or call 0800 371822.


Batty Joinery - E Batty Contractors Ltd. have been manufacturing traditional joinery products since 1919. Whether our client is looking for bespoke joinery for a contemporary or period building project, an intricately finished hardwood staircase, or the crafting of a simple yet elegant traditional sash window, we are always committed to completing the project on time, on budget and with maximum client satisfaction. Batty Joinery’s expert team has the experience and skill to plan, estimate and manufacture a vast range of traditional and contemporary joinery products. Throughout our history, we have had the opportunity to prove our capability, producing a diverse range of joinery for all sectors of building and construction, from health clinics to self-build projects. Understanding the complexities of joinery gives us a unique and prestigious standing in the industry.


Canning Ericsson Ltd is a family run business which has been established since 1985. The company specialises in a wide range of construction work, from groundworks up to finishing carpentry and is experienced in a wide range of construction techniques; from standard and specialist masonry and timber frame construction to Beco Wallform and basement construction, reinforced concrete and shuttering (including staircases), and oak framing.


IronmongeryDirect are the UK's largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, supplying architectural ironmongery to builders, joiners and shop fitters for over 40 years. Starting out as a traditional hardware shop they have since expanded to now providing architectural ironmongers with over 16,000 quality products, all of which are in stock ready for next day of delivery as standard. "It all comes down to our passion for customers, and making sure that they get the service and the product that they want" Wayne Lysaght-Mason, Managing Director, IronmongeryDirect.

  MEDITE SMARTPLY define the standards of innovative MDF and OSB wood panels. We deliver exceptionally engineered products, outstanding sustainability credentials, unrivalled innovation and industry leading customer service.  

Rainleaf is a specialist artisan wood flooring designer, specifier and installer, working with the world’s leading manufacturers of laser inlay marquetry, long and wide plank engineered planks, precision geometric parquet and traditional overlay and inlay floors. Rainleaf specialises in specifying all sub floor preparations including acoustic sound matting, as well as undertaking the renovation of historical floors with an emphasis on passive sanding and finishing.

  Reisser is an international supplier of high quality, high performance woodscrews and power tool accessories aimed specifically at the professional trade.   
  TMJ Interiors Ltd was established over 40 years ago and has become a leader in the joinery and fitout industry. Working on some of the most prestigious projects in the country including Windsor Castle, Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Opera House, TMJ’s manufacturing facility and warehousing spans over 70,000 sqft, servicing commercial, residential and specialist clients.  
  T C Barr WoodWorx Ltd - The “WoodworXs” is based in Lambourne End, Essex. All our work is manufactured and purpose made to suit your individual needs. No two jobs are ever the same, all our work comes with our own personal touch of magic. Please take a minute to view our website where you can satisfy your curiosity by viewing a large variety of previous work.  

William Avery Ltd is all about buildings and boats – a business career in Real Estate and a lifetime spent sailing are a perfect balance for an enjoyable business life. With over forty years of experience in the construction industry we are ideally placed to assist you with your commercial construction projects; whether a residential redevelopment or a large scale commercial construction from the ground up, we can help. What’s more, having been both the client and the developer on different projects, we understand both perspectives. Why buildings and boats? As a keen yachtsman with his Yachtmaster (offshore) credentials, William Avery has skippered wins at the annual property regatta and the Little Britain Challenge Cup and regularly competes in the annual Round the Island race in the Solent. This love of boats led him to take over the sole UK dealership for Maxi, Delphia and FarEast Yachts.



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