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31 August 2018

Tilhill Forestry builds up the team in Aberdeenshire

Tilhill Forestry is delighted to announce that Calum Murray has joined the North Highland Team in a move that sees him relocating from Tilhill’s West Highland District in order to expand Tilhill’s presence in Aberdeenshire. Calum will be focusing on developing the forestry and harvesting business alongside District Manager Julian Hollingdale and...

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13 August 2018

Best Dissertation wins Tilhill Forestry Award

Tom Roberts, a student from Cumbria University, is celebrating after winning the Tilhill Forestry award for ‘Best Dissertation’ along with a prize of £250. The Award was presented by Andrew Vaughan, District Manager for Tilhill Forestry in Central Scotland. Tom’s dissertation was a study of subsequent crop performance following biomass harvesting, highlighting...

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30 July 2018

Tilhill Forestry's South East England Team Strengthens Further

Tilhill Forestry is delighted to welcome two new team members to the South East England Forestry and Landscaping team. Working from Tilhill Forestry's Groombridge Offices is Brian Hawtin CMLI BA(Hons) MCIHort. Brian is a Chartered Landscape Architect whose extensive experience covers landscape design, project management, landscape maintenance and construction across the landscape spectrum. Previously,...

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26 July 2018

Tilhill Forestry win multiple awards - again

Tilhill Forestry is delighted to have won multiple awards across different categories in the 2018 Woodlands Competition at the Royal Welsh Show. Senior Forest Manager, Iwan Parry entered four woodlands into the Royal Welsh Show Woodlands Competition winning twelve different prizes.To complete the accolades, Iwan Parry also won the prestigious...

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01 June 2018

Tilhill Forestry Win Woodland Awards

Beed’s Hill Woodlands was recently awarded the The Confor Elite Stand Perpetual Trophy in the Woodland Competition at the 2018 Devon County Show.  Owned for many years by Mrs Lee, Tilhill Forestry have long managed the coniferous plantation near Axminster, East Devon. The award was presented by Sir Harry Studholme, Chair...

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31 May 2018

Tilhill Forestry strengthens its teams with fresh appointments

Tilhill Forestry is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Neil Bond and Chris Grice. Neil Bond has been appointed Fibre Supply Operations Manager based at UPM Shotton and Chris Grice has joined the North and Central England Team as a Senior Forest Manager. Both are highly-experienced in their fields and their appointments...

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22 May 2018

Peter Chappell, Woodland Investment Seminar

Next month will see Tilhill Forestry speaking to investment managers and financial advisors about woodland value enhancements, legalities and creating woodlands. We caught up with Peter Chappell ahead of the Woodland Investment Seminar on 6th June in Yorkshire. Peter (MSc, MICFor) is a provider of a woodland aquisition advisory service that supports...

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22 May 2018

BSW announces €40m investment plans for Slovenian sawmill

BSW Timber, the UK’s leading integrated forestry and timber company, has announced its latest investment of €40m in Slovenia, constructing a new sawmill, CHP plant and pellet manufacturing facility which will see the creation of 170 new jobs. Representatives from BSW, including CEO Tony Hackney, are in Slovenia today, Tuesday 22nd...

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21 May 2018

Tilhill Forestry’s investment team expands

David Pelly MA MSc has joined Tilhill Forestry’s Investment and Property team. His appointment adds to the wealth of knowledge and resources Tilhill can provide to people wanting to invest in the forestry sector. David, who lives in South Queensferry, Scotland, has taken on the role of Investment Forester after joining...

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14 May 2018

John Ferguson, Tilhill Forestry's First Commercial Drone Pilot

We spoke to Tilhill Forestry Manager, John Ferguson (Wales & The Marches, Bala) about passing his test to become a commercial drone pilot. "I expect that drone use will become a norm in the not too distant future"   What led you to become a drone pilot and what are the benefits? We’ve been...

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14 May 2018

Tilhill Forestry Launches Mentorship Programme

Tilhill Forestry is launching its mentorship programme available for up and coming members of staff within the business. Managers across the business now have the chance to give back to the future of forestry and help in the development of new staff, using their experience to share their knowledge and skills...

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05 April 2018

Timber prices are strong – but have they peaked?

There has never been a better time to sell your standing or roadside timber. That is the message to forest owners with mature timber. Like gold, the value of timber is currently very high. In the last two years prices have nearly doubled – driven up by demand and shortages in...

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16 March 2018

Anglia forestry team strengthened

Tim Frost, 35, from Diss, has joined Tilhill Forestry’s Anglia team as a Senior Forest Manager in order to continue growing the company’s customer base in the region. Tim graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BSc (Hons) in Countryside Management in 2003. He has experience of working in both the private,...

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14 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...

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01 March 2018

George McRobbie wins Confor award

George McRobbie, described as 'a stalwart of the 21st century forestry and timber sector' has been named as the winner of Confor’s Dedicated Service to Forestry Award for 2018. Managing Director of Tilhill Forestry, George McRobbie who is also a Confor Board member and Forestry Commissioner - was presented with the award...

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07 February 2018

Michael Gove visits the UK's largest new forest

Confor arranged the visit to Jerah on Sunday 4 February to demonstrate the wide-ranging benefits of modern productive forestry to the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Mr Gove was accompanied by Stephen Kerr, MP for Stirling. Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive of Confor, the trade body for...

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06 February 2018

Graduate scheme deadline approaching!

With less than a month to go, Tilhill Forestry is urging graduates interested in a career in forestry to submit their applications for the Company’s graduate scheme by the 28th February deadline. High-achieving forestry graduates, or those studying for a degree or about to graduate in forestry or related subjects such...

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22 January 2018

Top forestry student wins accolade from Tilhill Forestry

An Aberdeen University student is celebrating after winning an award from Tilhill Forestry and graduating with an MSc in Environmental and Forest Management. Ben Howard, age 22, of Leeds won the Tilhill Forestry Award for being the outstanding student on the MSc Environmental and Forest Management programme in 2016-2017. He said: “It...

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19 December 2017

Top forestry student wins our award

A Cumbria University student is celebrating after winning an award from Tilhill Forestry and graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Forest and Woodland Management. James Broom, 27, from Woodbridge, Suffolk, won the Tilhill Forestry Award for the Best Dissertation on his course, BSc (Hons) Forestry and Woodland Management.‘ He said: “It is...

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01 December 2017

A degree of excellence - Tilhill Forestry seeks quality graduates

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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