Welcome to Northwoods
The Northwoods Forestry Sector Support Programme is a highly reputable suite of funded programmes, training and expertise designed to support the growth and development of the forestry sector.
Introducing the Northwoods Forestry Sector Support Programme
Managed by low carbon heat and forestry consultancy, Reheat, the Northwoods Forestry Sector Support Programme provides a range of services and access to expertise through funded programmes and dedicated packages of support for the forestry sector.
Northwoods overview and capabilities
Forestry and land management
The Northwoods consortium is made up of chartered foresters, as well as experts in forestry management, supply chains and innovation to support woodland owners and land managers.
GIS and remote sensing
Northwoods specialises in areas such as GIS, remote sensing and digital mapping to help users along the journey of creating and managing forests, as well as supporting land managers through regulation and good practice.
The Northwoods team comprises highly experienced and skilled project managers who support and guide businesses through woodland programmes. This includes the Northwoods Innovation Programme, which is project managed by members of the Reheat team.
Business and innovation advice
Get business advice from the Northwoods consortium across all areas of woodland management, understanding supply chains and up skilling your workforce. Innovation support is also available to help businesses understand the latest processes, practices and technology.
Northwoods has a long history in grant writing and success bids for funded forestry programmes and schemes of work, from organisations including the Forestry Commission, as well as public and private sectors.
Onsite woodland advice
Northwoods can provide expert advice and feedback on your woodland, including its current condition, the potential for management, and a full woodland management plan.We can also provide access to a vast network of experts and fellow woodland owners.
Gwyneth joined the Sylva team in 2022, with a background in research support software development and engineering.
Andrew's career spans over 25 years of forestry throughout the UK. His experience of grants, regulations and forestry management mean he is well placed to help myForest users make the most of its capabilities.
Neil is Director and Co-Founder of Reheat and Northwoods, with 20 years of industry experience in forestry, biomass energy and enterprise in commercial, voluntary and government settings.
Rosanna is a Senior Consultant with Reheat, and also Project Manager for the Northwoods Innovation Programme. She specialises in forestry projects, low carbon heat and grant funding.
Paul is Director of Operations at Sylva Foundation, utilising his extensive experience to provide strategic advice and direction to Northwoods, whilst also supporting the consortium develop innovative management tools.
Will is Director of RDI Associates and responsible for the development of online tools for woodland owners and managers, and supporting innovators develop their ideas to bring woodlands into management.
Martin has over 30 years experience providing consultancy, research and project development services to the forestry industry and related sectors.
Ben leads on communications for Reheat and Northwoods, with over a decade working in renewable energy, sustainability and innovation.
Ben is Director and Co-founder of Reheat and an accomplished business manager with a background in sustainable forestry and career in the biomass to energy sector which spans nearly two decades.
Martha is a Graduate Consultant at Reheat and a Geography and Planning graduate of Newcastle University, embracing the opportunity to research and learn more about forestry and renewables.
Kate is a Senior Consultant at Reheat, with over 20 years’ experience in renewables and forestry, including biomass, community energy, tree health and forestry support projects.
An award winning forestry initiative operating for over two decades
Northwoods started life as an EU-funded forestry support programme in the Northeast of England in late 1999, going on to provide outreach events and funded training courses in Northumberland. Amongst other programmes, Northwoods delivered the Ignite training programme for the nascent wood fuel industry, winning the National Training Award in 2006.
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Become a Northwoods partner
Contact us if you are developing a forestry initiative, innovation, programme or funding application and would be interested in partnering with the Northwoods Forestry Support Sector Programme. Our established experience and expertise in the forestry industry could be an invaluable addition to your business or project
How to get involved