New Forest Managers for Tilhill Forestry

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 being a Forest Manager and consultant for two private companies in the Midlands, a saw mill worker, a forest ranger and a professional tree inspector. Most recently Hugh was working with Forest Research at Alice Holt and has an interest in managing the impacts of pests and diseases.

Hugh Davies

Hugh Davies

Hugh, who lives in Brighton, said:
“I’m excited to be working alongside such a positive team and looking after a whole array of new woodland portfolios in the South East of England. There is so much scope to bring woodland under proper management and help owners to maximise the use of their properties both recreationally and financially.”

Alex MacKinnon

Alex MacKinnon

Forest Manager Alex MacKinnon is based in Alton, Hampshire. He will be focusing on developing new business and managing a portfolio across predominantly Surrey and Hampshire, while utilising the experience he gained working with Tilhill’s Investment & Property team.

Having grown up in the area, Alex previously worked in Scotland dealing with the acquisition of new properties for clients. He has worked in arboriculture, landscaping, as a shadow ranger for the Forestry Commission and as a countryside ranger.

Alex, who has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science from Nottingham Trent University, said:
“I’m very pleased with my new role and am most looking forward to spending more time in the woods and making a positive impact on the green areas that I grew up in.”

Tilhill Forestry Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BSW Timber Group, was established nearly 70 years ago. It is a national company operating from a network of offices throughout the UK. The company provides a full range of consultancy and contracting services to the forest owner and forestry investor. There is also a complementary soft landscaping operation.

BSW is the most technologically advanced sawmill in the UK employing over 1,200 people. The Company’s roots date back to 1848, and with seven sawmills in the UK and one in Latvia, has a production capacity of more than 1.2 million m3 of sawn timber which is distributed throughout construction, fencing and landscape markets.

Together, BSW and Tilhill Forestry form a strong partnership in the forest industry that will deliver quality from beginning to end - from creating new forests through to landscaping and producing timber end products.

Tilhill Forestry

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