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Jonathan Cook

Jonathan set the business up in 2012 a few years after he left the Royal Agricultural college. He had studied environmental and woodland management as an elective module in his final year which helped with the foundation for the business today. Jonathan mainly operates some of the equipment in the forestry side of the business and co ordinates and organises the daily running of all operations.

Company Director

George Gilder

George joined the company in the early days back in 2014. He has been here ever since and has helped the growth and expansion to get things to where they are today. He operates the forestry machinery, mainly the John Deere forwarders but also runs the sawmill back at HQ. He’s like one of the family and a massive asset to the business!

Harvesting operations and Sawmill coordinator

Leanne Crimmings

Leanne joined the team in March 2021. In the short time she has been with us things have dramatically improved and her broad knowledge of book work and administration has helped to stream line certain aspects of the company.

Office and Accounts Manager

Jim Ford

Jim joined in March 2020 and drives a forwarder in the forestry section. He also helps on the sawmilling and is very good with the spanners when things go wrong! Another valuable asset!

Machine Operator and Sawmill

Jimmy Ricketts

Jimmy has joined the team as our full time in house mechanic. He's in charge of maintaining the maintenance of our fleet of machinery and vehicles and also dealing with breakdowns. He's a real asset to the business with his wealth of knowledge in all aspects of mechanics

Mechanics and Maintenance

Will Ford

Will is a success story to the apprenticeship scheme. He’s been with us since he was 16 and actually used to help out on weekends long before this when he was 13 onwards. He’s a very fast learner and is becoming a very good climber and very good saw-man felling commercial timber.

Arborist and Handcutter

Dean Gardner

Dean has been with us since Autumn 2021 and helps on the arb team but also firewood processing. He’s got good background knowledge as his family is also in the timber industry.

Firewood and Arborist

James Lampitt

James is our first full time HGV driver, he can be seen driving our stunning white Scania all over the country delivering machines and timber

HGV Lorry Driver

Blade Haggarty

Blade has joined the team as our lead climber. He will do the majority of the climbing in the Arb team when out on site.

Arborist/Lead Climber

Carl Reeks

Carl has joined the team and come in with a wealth of experience in climbing and tree surgery.

Arborist/Climber

Nigel Overton

Nigel previously worked for Jonathan’s father and has taken a full circle as he now works for Jonathan. Nigel started with us in 2016 and has been another massive contribution to the success of the business. He is in charge of maintaining the fleet of vehicles and equipment, runs the yard and over sees the firewood deliveries.

Yard manager and mechanic

Shaun Smith

Shaun has joined the team to drive the company digger based harvester. His experience in operating means he also drives all of the other machines when required. He has a strong background in forestry which helps with the quality control when in the woods.

Harvester/Machine Operator

Our Team

The business was established in 2010 and is owned and run by Jonathan, he has a select team that is always noted for their work ethic, quality of work, and manners. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in many fields of trade, please take a moment to see the services we offer and view some of our past projects.

Over the past 10 years, there has been a natural progression with expansion and workload but we have remained true to our roots, offering a quality service at a reasonable price. Currently, the business employs 10 members of full-time staff and a number of subcontractors.