The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed another “victim” with this year’s Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards cancelled.The awards, which began in 2018, awards recognise individuals and companies in the Green Triangle timber industry for their dedication to best practise, continuous improvement and excellence in their roles and businesses. Source: Timberbiz
However, the organising committee announced yesterday that because of the widespread and continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 awards would be cancelled.
“Whilst we recognise the disappointment of the many individuals that support the forestry industry in the Green Triangle, the decision was not made lightly,” the committee said in a statement.
“There is a significant amount of effort that goes into creating an awards program for our industry from the sponsors to the judges and the many local businesses and individuals involved in making it such a fantastic event.
“While we are deeply disappointed to make this decision, it was simply not feasible to proceed with the planning for the 2020 Awards.”
The committee is committed to ensuring that the awards will take place in 2021 and once again be the forum to recognise individuals and companies in the Green Triangle timber industry for their dedication to best practise, continuous improvement and excellence in their respective roles and businesses.
It will also use the extra time to ensure the awards remain both highly respected and relevant for the timber industry and community.
“On behalf of the GTTIA committee I would like to sincerely thank all sponsors, judges, industry professionals, businesses and the community that have supported the Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards from the outstanding success of the inaugural awards in 2018 to the sell-out event in 2019. We look forward to working with you all again in the future,” the statement said.