Roots to Prosperity Industry Update


Event Details

Roots to Prosperity are holding an event on the morning of Friday 9th October to update industry on progress with the initiative and to listen to what business thinks should be the priorities for the coming months.  Everybody involved in the forest industry is welcome to attend – forestry contractors, woodland owners, managers and advisors.

9.30am-10.00am    Arrival and Refreshments
10.00am-10.30am Key Note Speech and Q&As To be confirmed
10.30am-10.40am Roots to Prosperity Intro and Update  Oliver Combe, Confor
10.40am-11.00am Funding for Forestry Roots to Prosperity Secretariat
11.00am-11.40am New Woodland Planting Hamish Macleod, BSW Timber
11.40am-12.10pm Durham EIA Pilot Mark Broadmeadow, Forestry Commission 
12.10pm-12.30pm Open Session
12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch (please order at time of booking)
Booking is essential (and places are limited) so please complete the BOOKING FORM here to reserve your place!   


Roots to Prosperity is a blueprint to unlock the potential of the forestry and forest products sector across the north of England to maximise its economic potential.  The partners work with government, Local Enterprise Partnerships and local authorities to ensure the right conditions are in place to support the industry to prosper.  Key areas of work at present are promoting new productive woodland planting, capital investment in contracting and processing businesses and supporting new entrants into the workforce.

The partnership that commissioned Roots to Prosperity is a wide ranging one consisting of organisations representing timber processors, woodland owners, the supply chain and both local and central government.  The original partners who came together in early 2014 to instigate this initiative and who make up the Leadership Group that manages Roots to Prosperity include Confor, UKFPA, the Forestry Commission and Cumbria, County Durham, Northumberland and North Yorkshire County Councils.

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