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Mar 19, 2015 | English Hardwoods

Tom Compton MD English Woodlands TimberEnglish Woodlands Timber become one of the latest wood processors to receive their Grown in Britain licence

The licence allows the prestigious and sought-after Grown in Britain trademark to be applied to licensed material from the company, demonstrating its local credentials and feeding the increasing demand for the brand on products.

Tom Compton from English Woodlands Timber said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded our Grown in Britain licence. As a business focussed heavily on timber from British Forests and Woodlands this fits perfectly with our ethos and heritage and our Grown in Britain Chain of Custody licence enables us to link British woodlands to wood users in the most effective and understood way.”

Tom is also very proud of their long links with the growing sector and says:

“From the forests and woodland we manage we are also able to supply round timber with the same chain of custody, ensuring the link is maintained to these other businesses wanting to promote the Grown in Britain Brand. Our Forest management service provides long term management plans to owners ensuring they can achieve GIB-FP licensed status”

Grown in Britain’s Head of Licensing, Helen Bentley-Fox says:

“We are delighted to be able to award Ian, Tom, and the whole team at English Woodlands Timber their licence” adding: “With their passion for homegrown timber and forest management, they have been right behind Grown in Britain from the very start of our campaign and have even hosted some forest and sawmill visits so that our partners in the construction sector can see where the material they want comes from”.

If you would like to discuss how to get a Grown in Britain licence contact helen@growninbritain.org


Thanks to all the team at Grown in Britain for making UK timber licensing happen. We’re very proud to be the first processor to achieve a Grown in Britain timber licence.

Here’s to the future of our woodlands and our timber industry!


Visit the Grown in Britain website to find out more, sign up to the Grown in Britain newsletter, get a licence for your business or woodland