Tilhill Forestry claims contract wins after re-entering landscape market

Tilhill Forestry has re-entered the landscape market following its acquisition by the BSW Timber Group.

Tilhill soft landscaping work at Thannington Park in Canterbury, Kent. Image: Tilhill
Tilhill soft landscaping work at Thannington Park in Canterbury, Kent. Image: Tilhill

Previous parent company, the Finish forest industry giant UPM, was keen for Tilhill to focus on its core forestry business and sold its landscaping operations to Ground Control in 2012.

But following the sale to BSW on 1 September 2015, the company has decided on a change of direction.

Experienced contract managers, James Langdon and Chris Williams returned to Tilhill at the start and at the end of 2016 respectively and have since won a number of contracts.

These include an extensive soft landscaping scheme for a Pentland Properties housing development at Thannington Park, in Canterbury, Kent, which includes screening, planting, mitigation planting and ecological planting, which is currently on site.

Tilhill, which won several BALI Awards In the past, now offers a range of landscaping disciplines including environmental mitigation. It is also been approved for The National Highways Sector Scheme 18, which allows it to do work for Highways England including tree planting hedging fencing works habitat restoration, creation and mitigation site clearance, maintenance, park restoration and grassland creation.

Managing director George McRobbie said: "We have a great deal of experience in landscaping going back many years and we had retained several experienced managers who are now very keen to see a successful re-launch of this part of the business.

"With planners wanting more open space and sustainable villages alongside the need to incorporate landscaping schemes into urban developments, we could see that there was a demand for the type of expertise we can offer. I am delighted that we have already completed and won several prestigious contracts."

Tilhill Forestry was established nearly 70 years ago and now has a network of offices throughout the UK. BSW’s UK sawmill employs more than 1,200 people. Established in 1848, it has seven UK sawmills and one in Latvia, has a production capacity of more than 1.2 million sqm of sawn timber which is used in construction, fencing and landscaping. 


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Battery tools on the up

Battery tools on the up

The revolution in battery powered equipment continues apace with more manufacturers offering ever-improving machines, Sally Drury reports.

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

With mowing one of the key tasks at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the team are ideally placed to try out the latest machines. Sally Drury reports.

Sargent's solutions - what you need to know and do before becoming a sole trader

Sargent's solutions - what you need to know and do before becoming a sole trader

Careful preparation is essential for anyone moving from a full-time job to being self-employed, says Alan Sargent.


 
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Landscape Contracts & Tenders

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.