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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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