TTBS - Assisting the Retired & Less Fortunate


James Latham are pleased to be able to support the Timber Trade Benevolent Society.

The Timber Trades Benevolent Society (TTBS) www.ttbs.org.uk with a UK central office based in Staffordshire, was founded in 1897, originally in London and thereafter with voluntary Regional Committees covering London & Home Counties including East Anglia, Wessex (Hants & Dorset), Bristol & Western Counties, South Wales, the Midlands, Yorkshire & Humberside, the North West, the North East & Cumbria and Scotland.

The timber trade sectors covered by the TTBS charity criteria includes companies engaged in the trading and distribution of wood based products, such as Timber importers and agencies, Timber merchants, Timber based sheet material importers and merchants and more recently, Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) fabricator member companies and accredited timber preservative processing companies with employees involved with treatment of bulk timbers for the above end users.

All TTBS benefits are discretionary charitable payments, which can be reviewed or revised by the Trustees at any time and as such, should not normally affect any other entitlement to benefits provided by the State.

TTBS benefits are numerous, but include regular Quarterly allowances, Telephone rental allowances, TV licence payments, a Winter Warmer fuel grant, Christmas and Spring payments, luxury Christmas hampers and occasional respite and funeral grants, together with one off purchases of white goods and televisions.

The TTBS would welcome new applications from employees from the timber trade sectors listed above, who have been employed in the industry for at least 10 years (or 5 years in exceptional circumstances) and who require assistance.

These applications will then be referred to the Regional Committee closest to the applicant’s home address and employment and a visit arranged by the local representative to discuss specific needs.

Thereafter, the Regional Committee will make benefit recommendations to the TTBS General Manager, which will then be considered by the Trustees and Board of Management.

For further information or an application please contact Ivan Savage TTBS General Manager Masons Croft, 19 Church Lane, Oulton, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8UL

Telephone 08448 92 22 05 or Email info@ttbs.org.uk

Registered Charity No 207734