Who we are …

Will Richardson – Yorwoods Director

Will is a trained forester, graduating from the University of Aberdeen with an MSc in Forestry in 1996.  He has gained experience in all sectors of the forest industry from woodland and tree work contracting and managing private woodland estates to working for a local authority as a woodland officer.  Will is the project director of Yorwoods, a director of the Yorkshire Woodfuels producer group and a director of Rural Development Initiatives. Will has been leading on woodfuel developments in the Yorkshire region since 2003 and is a Lantra Awards approved instructor on the award winning Ignite woodfuel production and supply training courses.  Will is responsible for the day to day running of the Yorwoods initiative, developing new projects and business and ensuring the initiative delivers to a consistently high standard.

Erica Spencer – Yorwoods Administrator

Erica joined Yorwoods in 2009 following a career break of 25 years to raise a husband and three children.  She is responsible for the general administration and upkeep of the Yorwoods office, assists in the organisation of events and processes all the paperwork for our courses, from confirming bookings at the start to issuing the certificates at the end.  She is also responsible for raising invoices and keeping tabs on the banking.