Tilhill Forestry’s investment team expands

18th May 2018

David Pelly

(Tilhill Forestry, Scotland, May 2018) – 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 from forestry agents John Clegg & Co. Covering Central Scotland and the Highlands, David will be appraising forests, carrying out ground inspections, producing cashflow appraisals and working with solicitors to assist with the purchase of forests for clients.

Another important aspect of David’s work is identifying key market opportunities including challenges such as restricted access for transporting the timber by road or water as Tilhill specialises in creating solutions for these issues. This is particularly timely with timber prices being high and the abundance of mature timber in Scotland that could be harvested.

He is also on the lookout for new planting opportunities – for instance talking to farmers who might consider planting trees on grazing land in order to maximise their property’s potential value.

David said: “I am delighted to now be a member of the Tilhill Forestry’s leading UK investment team. It’s a fabulous opportunity in a role that offers huge scope for me to learn from very knowledgeable forest managers and ecologists who cover the whole of Scotland.”

The 29 year-old is well qualified for the job with an MA in Economics from Aberdeen University and an MSc in Forestry from Bangor University. He has had a wide range of practical experience including conservation work for the Estonian Fund for Nature and the Icelandic Environment Agency. Outside work David is a crew member of the South Queensferry Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Tilhill Forestry Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BSW Timber Group, was established more than 65 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. Further information is available at www.tilhill.com

BSW is the most technologically advanced sawmill company 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 www.bsw.co.uk

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 producing timber end products.


For more information contact Suzi Christie on 07590591140 or e-mail suzi@blueberry-pr.co.uk