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IOC President Geoff Rhodes takes home the Timber Trades Journal lifetime achievement award - Oct 3, 2017

We are delighted and very proud to announce that our President Geoff Rhodes was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award at last week's Timber Trades Journal awards.

The annual Timber Trades Journal Awards ceremony took place on Friday 29th September at The Brewery, London - a truly historic and beautiful, grade II listed venue occupying the buildings of Whitbread's 18th century beer-making empire in the City of London.  Geoff was joined by around 450 other people from across the timber industry for this annual event. As Geoff told us "I was there as a guest, having been a judge of one of the categories to do with career development" adding "I had no idea what was to unfold next towards the event!".

Making the awards and speaking at the event was Steph McGovern, probably best known as BBC Breakfast TV economist and presenter. Do take a moment to see Geoff being given his Lifetime Achievement award at https://twitter.com/woodPR/status/913775736225505280 (courtesy of https://twitter.com/woodPR). Speaking to us after the awards, Geoff said "I felt very humble on Friday, bearing in mind so many people who have worked professionally with me in all those years since 1969!. Crucially, I have also had a very supportive family."

IOC Vice President John Taylor MBE, summed things up perfectly and speaks for all of us here at the Institute of Carpenters - "what excellent news and many congratulations".

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