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05 August 2020

Special Forestry Award Presented in Online First

A student from Bangor University has won a special award given in memory of Phil Johnson, a fondly remembered Tilhill member of staff.  Cameron Pellett from Kent has won the Tilhill Phil Johnson Memorial Award for Best Silviculture Student 2019/20 for his MSc Silviculture module at Bangor University.  He was presented with a...


16 July 2020

The Canons House & Grounds Restoration (Tilhill)

Tilhill has recently been awarded a £1.2million, 34-week, landscaping contract as part of the restoration project for The Canons House & Grounds by London Borough of Merton Council.  This community project has been made possible by National Lottery players thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund which will run for two years. Overall Tilhill is responsible for:  Removal of...


02 July 2020

Tilhill Sponsor the Landscape Institute’s ‘Excellence in Flood and Water Management’ Awards

Tilhill has been enhancing the UK landscape since 1948 through environmentally sustainable and professional management across every aspect of our business. We are therefore delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Excellence in Flood and Water Management’ award at the 2020 Landscape Institute Awards.   This award celebrates projects which are integral to the reduction of flood risk and sustainable water...


01 July 2020

The UK Forest Market Report to launch on 25 November 2020

What has been the impact on forestry investment as a result of lockdown in 2020?  What are the emerging new trends?  What role does woodland creation really play in our net zero ambitions?  Tilhill, in partnership with John Clegg & Co, will answer these questions and more at the launch of this year’s UK Forest Market Report on 25 November. The launch will, for the first time,...


29 June 2020

Tilhill’s England Webinar: Making Trees Work for You

Woodland Carbon, Climate Change and Funding Opportunities – 9 July 11.00 am  Tilhill, the UK’s leading forest management, timber harvesting and landscaping company invite you to join their public England webinar in association with Country Land & Business Association (CLA). The online event will look at providing information to farmers, landowners and companies looking at woodland creation and England's funding opportunities, climate change and woodland carbon.  The webinar takes place...


25 June 2020

Virtual Dragon’s Announce their Winners

Tilhill hosted the latest session of ‘Dragon’s Den’, part of the ‘Unlocking Potential’ Management Development Programme facilitated by Explore Training, on 19th June 2020.   The ‘Unlocking Potential’ programme is designed specifically to stretch and harness the talent and potential within Tilhill and help everyone focus on their strategic aspirations for the future. It was launched initially in November 2008.  Whilst the Dragon’s Den programme would normally take...


18 June 2020

ISO 45001 Success

Tilhill, the UK’s leading forestry, timber harvesting and landscaping company is delighted to announce their successful transition from BS OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001.  ISO 45001 is a milestone as the world’s first International Standard dealing with health and safety at work.  It offers a clear framework in line with other Standards for...


16 June 2020

Tilhill’s Landscaping Ambitions Grow Further

Tilhill has been enhancing the UK landscape since 1948 through environmentally sustainable and professional management across every aspect of the business. We are therefore delighted to announce the appointment of landscaping contracting professional Phil Ridley as Landscaping Contracts Manager to assist with the continued growth of Tilhill’s landscaping business.   Phil is very familiar with Tilhill having originally worked for the Company from 2007-2013 as a general operative. He worked his way up to become a Landscaping Team Leader and then Landscaping Site Supervisor. Most...


10 June 2020

ICF Council Election Success

Sonia Winder, one of Tilhill’s Forest Managers, has successfully been elected to the Council of the Institute of Chartered Foresters.  Sonia has worked in the forestry industry since her graduation from Bangor University in 1992 with an MSc in Environmental Forestry. She joined Tilhill and became a Chartered Forester in 1996.  The Institute of Chartered Foresters is...


01 June 2020

Q&A: Tilhill welcomes Jack Aldred, Harvesting Contracts Manager to the southern England team.

Tilhill welcomes Jack Aldred, Harvesting Contracts Manager to the southern England team.  Why did you choose to pursue a career in the forest industry? I’ve always worked outside. I started working on a farm when I was younger and I spent most of my free time outdoors mountaineering and mountain biking. It...


14 May 2020

Making Trees Work for You webinar series launched – 2 June 11.00 am

Tilhill, the UK’s leading forest management, timber harvesting and landscaping company are launching a series of public webinars for farmers, landowners and companies looking to plant trees on their land in Scotland, England and Wales. The first webinar takes place on Tuesday June 2nd at 11am and looks at Scotland with a focus on Farm...


09 April 2020

Three forestry professionals join Finest Woods team

Three experienced forestry professionals have become Trustees of Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards to help re-start the programme in 2021 after the 2020 Awards had to be cancelled because of Coronavirus. Richard Howe, former Head of International Forestry, Standards & Certification at Forestry Commission GB is joined on the Board of Trustees...


31 March 2020

Coronavirus and Tilhill

All of us at Tilhill wish to reassure our clients, staff, contractors and suppliers that our top priority is to protect the wellbeing of everyone whilst ensuring we continue to work ‘business as usual’, adhering to Government Guidelines. Our forestry and landscaping sites remain open and our contractors are still working...


24 March 2020

Tilhill Sees Double

Tilhill, the UK’s leading forestry, timber harvesting and landscaping company, has seen a record number of entries into their yearly graduate programme. The scheme enables graduates to join the forestry team at one of their offices across the country as an Assistant Forest Manager. They then build up their knowledge through...


08 March 2020

Tilhill and Digital Diversity

Tilhill, the UK’s leading forestry, harvesting and landscaping company, has partnered with ‘Digital Women’, a community set up to empower one million women through digital skills, in association with NatWest Business. The partnership was set up through the Tilhill marketing team to explore potential opportunities available to encourage more women...


26 February 2020

Tilhill’s Future Forestry Leader

Tilhill Forest Manager, Andrew Macqueen, based in South West Scotland, won the ‘Future Forestry Leader Award’ at The Annual Forestry Dinner and Awards 2020 organised by Confor at The Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh on Tuesday 25th February. The Award was sponsored by James Jones & Sons and presented by their...


19 February 2020


BSW Group, the UK’s largest integrated forestry and sawmilling business, has been acquired by private equity firm Endless LLP as part of a multi-level growth plan for the company. The market-leading sawmiller, which employs over 1,200 people and turns over £350 million annually, has previously expanded the business and integrated...


17 February 2020

Tilhill Forest Managers Shortlisted for Confor's Awards

Tilhill Forest Managers Shortlisted for Confor’s Awards Two Tilhill Forest Managers have been shortlisted for new awards at the Confor 2020 dinner. Tilhill Forest Manager Andrew MacQueen in South West Scotland has been shortlisted in the Future Leader Award sponsored by James Jones & Sons Ltd. Eddie Addis, Regional Manager for the Tilhill...


10 February 2020

Scotland's Commercial Drone Pilots

Tilhill is thrilled to announce that four more staff members have become fully drone licensed pilots. This week Central Borders Forest Manager Byron Braithwaite, West Highland Senior Forest Manager Fraser Talbot, Forest Managers Iain Pettifor and Bryan Pearce all completed their training course with Helishots to achieve their official PfCO qualification. With...


28 January 2020

Forestry Career Opportunities

Tilhill Forestry is seeking graduates with drive, passion and enthusiasm who are interested in a career within the forest sector with the industry’s leading company. High-achieving forestry graduates, or those studying for a degree or about to graduate in forestry or related subjects such as land management, environmental studies or horticulture,...

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