Confor Forestry dinner and awards 2020

25 February 2020

Confor’s annual Forestry Dinner & Award Evening will be held in The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, in Edinburgh on Tuesday, 25 February 2020.

As well as celebrating the UK’s highest annual award to an individual for Distinguished Service to Forestry - we are introducing three new awards:

  • The Sir Harry Studholme Future Forestry Leader Award – to an individual with outstanding skills, who has the potential to be a leader in the forestry and timber sector - someone showing initiative, passion and making a real difference to the sector. (jointly sponsored by Forestry Commission England and Forestry and Land Scotland)
  • Changing Attitudes Award - to an individual or business promoting the forestry and wood sector in a positive and impactful way - through personal engagement, campaigning or communication, social media or other ways (sponsored by James Jones & Sons Ltd)
  • Innovation and Research Award – to a business or individual delivering successful innovation and/or research which has clearly demonstrated greater productivity or efficiency in the forestry and wood industry. (sponsored by ….)

 

We look forward to welcoming the Scottish forestry minister Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy as our Guest of Honour, and Sir Harry Studholme, who is stepping down as chair of Forestry Commission.

The evening will start with a drinks reception at 7.15 pm, with dinner commencing at 8.00 pm.  Dinner will be followed by the presentation of the industry awards.