This year Cheryl Lundberg and Huw Lloyd were shortlisted in the 2020 Confor Forestry Awards.
The awards took place on Tuesday 24th February in Edinburgh. Unfortunately neither Cheryl or Huw walked away with an Award but are both very pleased for the two very deserving winners.
All of the team at Lockhart Garratt are very proud of both Cheryl and Huw, and are delighted that their hard work and involvement within the industry has been recognised by their nominations and shortlisting.
Cheryl Lundberg, Senior Forestry Consultant, has been shortlisted to receive the ‘Changing Attitudes Award’ The award is to be presented 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”.
Huw Lloyd, Assistant Forestry Consultant, has been shortlisted to receive the ‘Future Forestry Leader Award’. This award is presented for “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”.
Cheryl plays an influential role in changing how woodland owners approach modern environmental challenges. She excels in demonstrating how sound silvicultural, commercial forest management can be integrated with sensitive, safe and skilful supervision to protect and enhance wider biodiversity objectives. She has worked with estates across England to bring woodland back into active management and create new woodland with robust, varied species mix to help mitigate against climate change.
Since joining Lockhart Garratt in 2018, Huw has made a real mark within the firm and the regional forest industry, working closely with high-profile estate forestry teams to plan and deliver their silvicultural strategies including profitable timber revenue streams. He has demonstrated a range of leadership qualities, impressing people at all levels with innovative yet pragmatic solutions, in-depth understanding of the sensitivities of integrating a shooting enterprise into a successful woodland management programme, and thirst for knowledge. Contractors, foresters, managers and estate owners alike are drawn to his approachable yet professional demeanour.”
Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive of Confor said:
As the forestry and wood-using industry grows and matures, we have grown the annual dinner – and added in new awards to reflect the quality and professionalism of our sector.
So, in addition to the annual Dedicated Service to Forestry Award, we have introduced three new prizes – for Innovation & Research, Changing Attitudes and Future Leaders.
All three are vital to the future success of our – and indeed any – industry. We need brilliant innovators, skilled communicators and strong and focused leaders to seize the tremendous opportunities for forestry and wood in the coming years.
We have been delighted by the response to the new Awards, with 25 nominations across the three categories, which created a very difficult job for the judges. The three shortlists were all very strong, so congratulations to the finalists, the winners, and to everyone nominated – and thank you to those who took the trouble to make the nominations.