NULogs aims to give you the best choice of log suppliers, or to benefit from training or business support if you’re a firewood business (or want to get into the sector!) This support is only available for businesses within the NULeader area (see here for a map)
We can support you with technical advice and training, or advice on what kind of firewood you should be looking for.
As part of the NULogs project we have a suite of FREE training events aimed at improving firewood businesses technical and marketing ability, and also to help those managing woodlands specifically for woodfuel. There is a choice of three different 1 day courses; Firewood production; Firewood Marketing and Managing Woodlands for Firewood. For more information click here
For those of you wanting to source local firewood we have a searchable map of log suppliers in the area. At the moment the map is only intended for information. However one of the aims of the project is to encourage and support firewood businesses to take on board quality assurance measures, for example signing up to an accredited quality assurance scheme, firewood production training and monitoring. As a customer this should give you the confidence that you receive the product that you want at a fair price. As suppliers sign up to some kind of quality assurance, then this will be reflected on the map.
If you are a firewood supplier already or are thinking about getting into firewood supply, then we can offer technical advice, business support, funding advice, training, help sourcing timber and any other help your business should need.
In order to provide suppliers with the opportunity to gain insights and knowledge from one of the leading firewood industries in Europe, we are organising a subsidised Study Tour to Sweden for the 2nd -5th March 2010. (Please Note these dates have changed from the original February ones) The tour will give a chance for suppliers working in the uplands to bring back innovative techniques and ideas to apply to their own businesses, and also if appropriate make contact with suppliers of novel machinery. For more information click here
To find out more, or to register your interest in support, please contact John Farquhar on 01670 513292.