Increased demand for home grown timber and the resulting price increases have seen forest managers and contractors take the opportunity to invest in new equipment, facilities and skills, with new harvesters and forwarders, firewood processors and seasoning sheds appearing in many forests and timber yards around the country.

FACE is a group of forestry organisations and advisors who have come together to provide specialist support to forest and timber supply chain businesses which are considering investment in new facilities and equipment. It consists of the Community Forest Trust, Cumbria Woodlands, Martin Glynn FICFor, Northwoods, Rural Development Initiatives, Small Woods Association, Sylva Foundation, Woodnet and Yorwoods. Together they advise on business planning, marketing, financial forecasting, grant applications and technical issues. FACE can also draw on specialists to provide advice on issues such as legal business structures, co-operative working and VAT.

If you would like to access advice through FACE, please contact your regional partner through the contact details below:



Main Contact:
North West:
Chris McGloin
Community Forest Trust
01925 816217
North East and Yorkshire:
Will Richardson
Rural Development Initiatives
01765 609355
East and East Midlands:
Martin Glynn
01765 650149
South East:
Paul Orsi
Sylva Foundation
01865 408018
South West:
Jez Ralph
Timber Strategies
07779 844610