Top forestry student wins our award

19th December 2017

Cumbria Student James Broom and Tilhills Stuart Pearson

(Tilhill Forestry, Cumbria, December, 2017) – 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 a fantastic achievement for me personally and great that Tilhill Forestry recognises the hard work of student foresters.”

He was presented with a specially carved wooden trophy in the shape of an acorn by Tilhill Forestry District Manager Stuart Pearson along with £250.

As part of the company’s work to strengthen links with students, Tilhill Forestry presents awards to top performing forestry students at leading universities offering qualifications in Forestry. The company also runs a popular graduate placement scheme and a structured programme to grow the management skills not only for graduates but for other staff as well.

Stuart Pearson explains: “We run an awards programme with a number of universities across the UK. We’re delighted to continue to support Cumbria University and recognise the hard work of students. It’s an excellent university which regularly feeds students into our graduate trainee programme.”

Andrew Leslie, Senior Lecturer, said: “James, a student on our Forest and Woodland Management degree, has put a huge amount of effort into his studies and has actively taken the opportunities afforded to him throughout the course, including a successful and challenging work placement. He is a deserving winner of this Tilhill Forestry Award.”

Tilhill Forestry has a long association with Cumbria University as many of its past and present employees have studied there. The university’s location is ideal for studying forests and woodlands and its degree has a strong professional focus. From the university’s Lake District campus students have access to ancient woodlands, mixed woodlands and plantations. The increasing environmental, social and economic importance of forests leads to exciting opportunities for graduates worldwide.

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. Further information is available at www.tilhill.com

BSW is the most technologically advanced sawmill company in the UK employing over 1,300 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.

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For further information contact Suzi Christie PR Consultant for Tilhill Forestry on 01323 449744 or e-mail suzi@blueberry-pr.co.uk

Photo shows (left to right):  James Broom with Tilhill Forestry District Manager Stuart Pearson.