The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has become the first Network Partner of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).
The Network Partner scheme – specifically for trade bodies from the resources and waste sector – was launched after discussions between the two organisations as to how they could work more closely together.
Julia Turner, WRA executive director (left), said: “As the leading professional body for resource and waste professionals, the CIWM is the voice of the sector.
”We are excited to be the first trade body to have signed up to this new scheme, and we are looking forward to working more closely with the CIWM going forward.”
Benefits for WRA members include discounts on becoming a CIWM Affiliated Organisation, selected conferences, training courses, seminars, events and advertising in the CIWM Journal. WRA members can also access advice on technical issues, training and education courses through the institution.
As part of the agreement, the CIWM will become a member of the WRA, enabling it to attend the trade body’s quarterly meetings to hear updates on industry issues and to network with other members.
It will also receive copies of the quarterly wood recycling magazine and be able to promote CIWM events and training seminars through regular WRA communications.
Colin Church, CIWM chief executive, added: “Building professional networks and working collaboratively are important for the future of this sector, and our respective members will benefit from this partnership.”