Three SWL staff shortlisted for premier industry awards

Three SWL staff shortlisted for premier industry awards

Three Scottish Woodlands employees have been shortlisted in the forestry and wood industry's premier awards.

Emma Kerr, Jillian Kennedy and Megan Parker are among the finalists vying for the top prizes at the annual awards dinner, hosted by industry body Confor.

Carbon Manager Emma Kerr is shortlisted in the Net Zero Award for her work in making Scottish Woodlands Ltd the biggest developer of woodland carbon projects in the UK. She is an expert on the Woodland Carbon Code and a member of its Advisory Board.


Emma Kerr, Carbon Manager 

Jillian Kennedy, a Forest Manager based in Perth, is one of four finalists in the Changing Attitudes award. She has been shortlisted for the important work she has done in her own time to foster positive relations between forestry and farming.


Jillian Kennedy, Forest Manager

Senior Forest Planner Megan Parker, based in Dingwall, is shortlisted in the future forestry leader category, established by James Jones & Sons Ltd in honour of Tom A Bruce Jones, who led the firm with such distinction. The Future Leader award was won in 2023 by Neil White of Scottish Woodlands, who has since been promoted to Regional Manager (Central).


Megan Parker, Senior Forest Planner

Ian Robinson, Managing Director of Scottish Woodlands Ltd, said: "I'm delighted that Emma, Jillian and Megan have had their hard work and expertise recognised. They are all superb ambassadors for our firm and have extremely bright futures in the forestry industry."

"They also reflect the positive changes at Scottish Woodlands in making our workforce more diverse, and in creating specialized teams in areas like carbon and forest planning to better serve our clients."

Mr Robinson added: "The Confor awards dinner is one of the big nights in the forestry calendar and Scottish Woodlands is delighted to be an award sponsor [Changing Attitudes]. I wish all the finalists the very best and look forward to a great night."

Awards will also be presented at the dinner for the person or team contributing most to Science & Technology in the industry, and to the Professional Forester of the Year - sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

The final award of the night is the prestigious Dedicated Service to Forestry prize, won last year by Graham Taylor of Pryor & Rickett.

The Confor Awards dinner takes place on Tuesday March 12th at the Surgeon's Quarter in Edinburgh.



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