Tilhill Forestry, March, 2018

Stepping Up the Tilhill Forestry Career Ladder

Tilhill Forestry are delighted to announce the appointment of Julian Hollingdale to the role of District Manager for their North Highland District office based in Inverness.

Julian graduated from Bangor University with a BSc Hons in Forestry and joined Tilhill in 2001 as an Assistant Forest Manager in their West Highland District. He then spent 7 years in Southern England within the Forestry and Landscaping businesses before moving to join the forestry team in Inverness in late 2010. Julian is also a professional member of the ICF since 2013 and an ICF assessor since 2016.

Upon hearing of his appointment, Julian said “I am delighted to have been chosen for this exciting senior role within Tilhill. I will be working closely with Phil Di-Duca, our existing District Manager until his departure at the end of the month. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all the hard work and effort he has put into building up the North Highland District, it has been a privilege to have been mentored by him. I am very much looking forward to the new challenges ahead and being a key part of the continued success of this office.”

Tilhill Forestry firmly believe that in order to effectively grow the business they must grow their talent internally. In order to support staff, the Company run a Management Development Programme that equips both new graduate recruits and senior managers with the skill sets required to run a successful forestry and timber harvesting company. Julian’s appointment is a good example of this philosophy.

Julian’s comprehensive experience across a range of disciplines and locations within Tilhill, together with the inheritance of a strong District team, will allow the Company’s North Highland office to expand further taking advantage of the opportunities that the large and varied geographical area provides.