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Travis Perkins collaborates on art exhibition

Builder’s merchant Travis Perkins has collaborated with Brighton University on an innovative art project.

Travis Perkins collaborates on art exhibition

‘From Cradle to Factory Gate’ documents the journey of a pallet of timber, consisting of 60 planks donated by 60 Travis Perkins branches. Each piece of timber was individually transported to the Juncture gallery by foot or public transport, with each journey documented and represented in the exhibition.

Martyn Fowkes, buying manager for timber at Travis Perkins, said: “The quality and choice of the timber made available at trade counters is a priority for Travis Perkins; most recently noted by our partnership with the Grown in Britain initiative. We were delighted to collaborate with Brighton University to make this insightful look into the distribution of materials possible.”

At the end of 2013, Travis Perkins announced a detailed strategy to position high-quality timber at the heart of its business. A pilot scheme was launched which saw select branches featuring more ‘home grown’ carcassing products. This was supported by investment in high-quality battens and fencing posts, improved racking to separate product, with clear labelling and planograms to make product selection as simple as possible for the customer. Staff training is also high on the agenda with quality standards being reinforced to ensure straight, fresh timber is always available.

‘From Cradle to Factory Gate’ ran at the Juncture Gallery and will also be showing at the University of Brighton Degree from 6th June 2014. The exhibition was a collaboration between Alexander Paveley and Anthony Gartland.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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