The BWF's Annual Dinner and Awards is the joinery industry's biggest social occasion and celebration of the best of the sector. This year for the first time, the Awards were moved to co-locate with the W16 Exhibition at the Birmingham NEC on the evening of the 4th October 2016. The event was held at the spectacular Motorcycle Museum, conveniently close to the NEC exhibition centre.
It was a great opportunity for BWF members and their guests to network and celebrate the achievements in the woodworking sector, whilst enjoying a five star evening in the heart of England with colleagues from the woodworking industry.
To add to the excitement of the event, the evening was hosted by one of Great Britain’s most famous Olympians, the one and only Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, who was working as a plasterer when he qualified as the sole British applicant for the 1988 Winter Olympics ski-jumping competition. Despite little skill for his sport, Eddie's heroic failures won the hearts and minds of the public and his popularity endures to this day.