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Latham chairman awarded OBE

Peter Latham, the chairman of leading timber merchants James Latham plc and PEFC UK, has been awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours List.

Latham chairman awarded OBE

Recognised for services to the UK wood industry, Latham has spent over 20 years dedicated to sustainable timber sourcing and forest management.

As well as heading one of Britain’s oldest timber companies – James Latham began importing hardwoods into Liverpool in 1757 – Latham is a former Chairman of Forests Forever (the environmental committee of the Timber Trade Federation), a member of the Council of the Commonwealth Forestry Association (the world’s longest established international forestry organisation) and Chairman of PEFC UK.

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