Shortlist announced for Confor Awards 2024

19 February 2024

The Confor Dinner & Awards champion the efforts of inspirational individuals and organisations going above and beyond in the forestry and wood-using industry.

At the end of 2023, we asked you to nominate colleagues and peers who deserved recognition for their work to drive the sector forward, whether that be through forward-thinking leadership, changing attitudes about the industry, finding new solutions and innovations, or contributing to net zero.

This shortlist of nominees showcases the breadth of skill and achievement present across the wide-reaching spectrum of the industry.

Winners will be announced at the Confor Dinner & Awards event at Surgeons Quarter, Edinburgh on 12 March. Cardigan-based woodturner Jason Wilkins has handcrafted awards to be presented on the night.

Stuart Goodall, Confor Chief Executive, commented: “The last year has seen some great successes and notable achievements for the forestry and wood-using sector. This is reflected in the calibre of nominations we have seen for the 2024 Confor Awards.

“With the challenges facing the industry and goals set for planting, timber production and carbon offset, it is more important than ever to have representatives like those listed here to champion our work and potential.

“I look forward to seeing many of you at the event next month for the chance to celebrate and look positively ahead to the opportunities of the coming landscape.”

In addition to the four category awards, the winner of the Confor Dedicated Service to Forestry Award will also be presented at the dinner. This title is bestowed on a Confor Member who has made an outstanding positive contribution to the forestry industry over the course of their career.

The ICF Professional Forester of the Year will also be announced at the event.

Shortlisted Nominees