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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


22 November 2017

Another good year for UK forestry investment

Over £111 million of forestry was sold in the past year, 40% more than in 2016, according to the latest edition of the UK’s leading forestry investment report. Tilhill Forestry and John Clegg & Co report on a buoyant market characterised by high-value properties and portfolios, robust demand and a steady...


10 November 2017

Tilhill Forestry reward excellent work

Forest Management student Jonathan Hawick from Inverness College UHI has won the Tilhill Forestry Award for Best New Planting Application following a report he prepared in his forestry policy and law module on woodland creation. Jonathan was presented with a specially carved wooden trophy in the shape of an acorn by...


16 October 2017

Student’s excellent work recognised by Tilhill Forestry

Hannah Clarke, 22, from Birmingham has won an award for being the top student on the Countryside and Environmental Management Course at Harper Adams University. Hannah was presented with a specially carved wooden trophy in the shape of an acorn by Tilhill Forestry Regional Manager Iwan Williams along with £250. As part...


25 September 2017

Tilhill Forestry award recognises Bangor student’s excellent work

A student from Bangor University is the third person to win a special award given in memory of Phil Johnson, a greatly respected and much missed Tilhill Forestry member of staff. Harry Thomas from Hackney, London, has won the Tilhill Forestry Phil Johnson Memorial Award for Best Silviculture Student 2016/17 on...


01 September 2017

BSW and Tilhill Forestry announce the vertical integration of timber supply chain

George McRobbie, Managing Director of Tilhill Forestry, has today announced the final stage of the completion of Tilhill Forestry’s integration into the BSW Group. This last stage involves the combining of the BSW Sawmills UK log buying team with Tilhill Forestry’s timber harvesting team. The integration process will start immediately and will...


22 August 2017

Hazel coppicing helps conserve rare butterfly

A rare butterfly is being given a chance to thrive thanks to the owner of a woodland in Hampshire, Tilhill Forestry and a Countryside Stewardship grant that is allowing coppicing to continue on the 70-acre site. The site near Stockbridge, which is believed to have been Hazel coppice since the time...


07 August 2017

Tilhill Forestry wins record number of awards at Royal Welsh Show

Tilhill Forestry staff are delighted to have won 22 awards across different categories in the 2017 Woodlands Competition at the Royal Welsh Show. The awards, which received a record number of entries this year, saw woodlands managed by Tilhill Forestry winning six Special Prizes including the coveted ICF Challenge Trophy for...


07 August 2017

New senior appointments at Tilhill Forestry

Tilhill Forestry has announced two new senior appointments both of which will be based at its head office in Scotland. Kirsty Adams will join as the new Head of Safety & Assurance and Iggy Dunn has been promoted to Financial Director. Kirsty, from Denny, Scotland, is a Chartered Health and Safety Professional...


17 July 2017

Tilhill Forestry wins Gold at RoSPA Awards 2017

Tilhill Forestry has continued its success at the UK’s most prestigious safety awards with a Gold award from RoSPA for an excellent health and safety performance during 2016. Tina Ambler, Safety Manager for Tilhill Forestry, accepted the award on behalf of the company at a prestigious award ceremony in Birmingham. All RoSPA...


04 July 2017

Sixth consecutive win for Tilhill Forestry in Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards

Tilhill Forestry is celebrating after winning the New Commercial Woodlands trophy in the Quality Timber Award category at the 2017 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards which honour the outstanding contributions made by woodland to people, the environment and the economy. The winning property, Jerah, located in Sheriffmuir, Dunblane is owned by Mr...


23 June 2017

New Forest Managers for Tilhill Forestry in Southern England

Two new Forest Managers have been appointed to strengthen the company’s operations across Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. Working from Tilhill Forestry’s offices in Groombridge, Kent, Hugh Davies MICFor will cover Kent and Sussex. He has an MSc in Environmental Forestry from Bangor University and his wide range of experience includes...


15 June 2017

Tilhill Forestry to exhibit at Cereals 2017 in Lincolnshire.

Tilhill Forestry will be exhibiting once again at Cereals 2017 which is the arable industry’s leading technical event to raise awareness of the ways the company can help farmers make the most of their properties. Around 25,000 farmers, agronomists and industry professionals are expected to attend Cereals 2017 on 14th and...


29 May 2017

Landscaping takes off for Tilhill Forestry

Tilhill Forestry has re-launched its landscaping arm to complement the core business with a range of landscaping disciplines including environmental mitigation. As previous winners of many British Association of Landscape Industry (BALI) awards, Tilhill has a strong track record in the landscaping business and with the return of two highly experienced...

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