Welcome to The Leader 2020

Tilhill’s Annual Magazine: A message from Gavin Adkins, Tilhill’s Director:

Welcome to The Leader 2020 brought to you in what has become the most extraordinary of years both in terms of running a business and, of course, our personal lives. I hope you will enjoy reading our thoughts and insights contained within a variety of articles.

I took over the helm of Tilhill in October 2019 with no inkling of the challenges that were soon to be upon us. As you read through this magazine, I hope you will get a flavour of what lockdown has been like for a forestry company in the middle of, what was then, one of our busiest planting seasons, and how we had to swiftly adapt to new working arrangements coupled with a dramatically fluctuating demand for timber together with different government protocols for different countries, all of which we operate across.

However, the climate change issues that took the headlines only a few months ago have not gone away. The appetite to plant trees to mitigate carbon emissions remains hungry. Woodland creation is a Tilhill speciality. We have been doing it for years across a wide spectrum of project types as you will see in the case studies included here. To enhance our offering further we have launched an exciting new business, CarbonStore. A forum to unite landowners, looking to sell woodland generated carbon units, with companies keen to offset their carbon emissions. See our special feature on carbon for full details.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients, customers, contractors, suppliers and all our staff for their support and commitment over the last few months in particular, enabling us to keep on delivering.

Gavin Adkins.

The Leader 2020