Confor awards 2022 shortlist announced

The Confor awards are back in 2022 - with strong shortlists in all categories as the industry prepares to celebrate leaders, communicators and innovators.

The Confor dinner and awards in February 2020 was a hugely enjoyable and positive celebration of all that is good about the forestry and wood sector.

There are very strong shortlists for all three awards - Changing Attitudes (sponsored by Scottish Woodlands), Innovation & Research (sponsored by Forestry & Land Scotland and Forestry Commission) and Future Forestry Leader (sponsored by James Jones & Sons).

Four entries have been shortlisted in each category as entry numbers were up on 2020, with judges facing a challenging task to whittle down a large number of quality entries in each of the three categories.  Measures have been taken when there was a conflict of interest during the judging process. 

Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive of Confor, said: “Leadership, innovation and communication are all absolutely vital to the future success of our industry - and I’m very pleased to see the number of entries is up from 2020 - and to see a really high quality of entries too. It is very important to celebrate success in all of these areas.

“It’s also great to see the variety of businesses shortlisted - from both small and large businesses, from the private and public sectors and from all along the supply chain.

“I really look forward to announcing the winners at the dinner on 1 March and celebrating the achievements of our growing industry. We will also unveil the latest hero of our industry who will pick up the prestigious Dedicated Service to Forestry Award.”