Roots to Prosperity Industry Update

October 9, 2015

Roots to Prosperity Industry Update

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The Tufton Arms Hotel

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Details

Roots to Prosperity are holding an event on the morning of Friday 9th October to update industry on progress with the initiative and to listen to what business thinks should be the priorities for the coming months.  Everybody involved in the forest industry is welcome to attend – forestry contractors, woodland owners, managers and advisors.


9.30am-10.00am – Arrival and Refreshments

10.00am-10.30am – Key Note Speech and Q&As – speaker to be confirmed

10.30am-10.40am – Roots to Prosperity Intro and Update – Oliver Combe, Confor

10.40am-11.00am – Funding for Forestry – Roots to Prosperity Secretariat

11.00am-11.40am – New Woodland Planting

11.40am-12.10pm – Durham EIA Pilot

12.10pm-12.30pm – Open Session

12.30pm-1.30pm – Lunch (please order at time of booking)

Booking is essential (and places are limited) so please complete the BOOKING FORM here to reserve your place! 

The partnership that commissioned Roots to Prosperity is a wide ranging one consisting of organisations representing timber processors, woodland owners, the supply chain and both local and central government.  The original partners who came together in early 2014 to instigate this initiative and who make up the Leadership Group that manages Roots to Prosperity include Confor, UKFPA, the Forestry Commission and Cumbria, County Durham, Northumberland and North Yorkshire County Councils.Roots to Prosperity is a blueprint to unlock the potential of the forestry and forest products sector across the north of England to maximise its economic potential.  The partners work with government, Local Enterprise Partnerships and local authorities to ensure the right conditions are in place to support the industry to prosper.  Key areas of work at present are promoting new productive woodland planting, capital investment in contracting and processing businesses and supporting new entrants into the workforce.

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