We are very pleased to welcome the following organisations who have chosen to support the Accelerating Woodland Creation Conference.

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Lead Partners

Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker is part of BNP Paribas Real Estate, the fifth largest property business in the UK, which offers residential, commercial and rural property advice. The firm’s well-established rural consultancy services include estate management, farming, development and energy. This expertise is complemented by John Clegg & Co, Strutt & Parker’s forestry division, whose experienced chartered surveyors and chartered foresters can help with selling and buying, new planting schemes, timber sales, forestry management, valuations and independent asset management advice. Clients include institutional and private funds with significant land holdings, traditional rural estates, government agencies and private individuals. Find out more

James Farrell, Head of Rural Consultancy for Strutt & Parker, said: “We are delighted to partner Ecosystems Knowledge Network in delivering this major conference on woodland creation, which we believe aligns perfectly with the BNP Paribas Group’s commitment to make a positive impact on society through sustainability. Forestry and woodland have a vital role to play in mitigating climate change, carbon sequestration and flood amelioration, as well as providing valuable social and amenity space; the prestigious Accelerating Woodland Creation conference promises to offer a very interesting day on how to build upon and strengthen the UK’s natural capital.”

Grown in Britain

Grown in Britain is a not-for-profit organisation, working at every stage of the timber supply chain to support the use of UK timber. Our certification scheme highlights UK timber as the brand of choice for buyers, suppliers and the public; providing assurance that it is home-grown. The Grown in Britain certification mark is the hub around which our work revolves: guaranteeing that timber has been grown legally in the UK in accordance with the UK Timber Procurement Policy and conforming to the UK Forestry Standard. Find out more

Dougal Driver, CEO, said "Grown in Britain is delighted to support this important event because of our mutual passion for woodland creation, and our determination to encourage increased use of existing, neglected woodlands. Our certification reflects the EKN ethos, by supporting the design of new woods, to enable the production of future low carbon materials whilst delivering fantastic places for wildlife, water and people." 

Conference Partners

We also welcome Forest Carbon and J & A Growers as a Conference Partners.