The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has appointed a new technical liaison manager to keep on top of its technical advisory service for joiners and woodworkers.

Hannah Mansell joins the technical team following former technical officer Chris Addison’s retirement. Hannah will be responsible for providing both BWF members and non-members with up-to-date, accurate technical advice and responding to their queries.

With a wealth of experience of timber and joinery manufacture, Hannah has worked for both large and small companies and has extensive knowledge of manufacturing, developing and testing of joinery products and providing engineering support and project management solutions.

Hannah says: “Becoming a member of the BWF team is a fantastic opportunity as I’m already so familiar with what they do. I am looking forward to dealing with all of the different queries and also contributing to the BWF’s many schemes. I am also looking forward to developing my own knowledge of the timber joinery industry, as this is a fast moving sector for both regulation change and product development.”

As part of the role, Hannah will support Kevin Underwood, BWF technical director, in maintaining and updating technical guidance and will carry out thermal performance calculations of windows and doors for BWF members. Hannah will also represent the BWF on various technical committees advising on material and product timber joinery specification.

Iain McIlwee, BWF chief executive, says: “Hannah is a great addition to the team. Her previous skill, knowledge and experience of the joinery industry is an invaluable attribute for BWF members.

“Being able to offer members the most up-to-date and concise technical information is fundamental to their business and we look forward to seeing this service continue to grow.”