Biggest ever Confor Dinner & Awards celebration held in Edinburgh

13 March 2024

The winners of the Confor Awards 2024 received accolades at an industry dinner in Edinburgh last night.

Future forestry leaders, great communicators and inspiring innovators were honoured alongside a dedicated servant of the industry at Confor’s largest-ever awards dinner.

Speaking ahead of the event, Confor Chief Executive Stuart Goodall said the evening was an opportunity to look ahead positively to the future. He commented: “This is a resilient industry, and amidst all the challenges we face, it is more important than ever to have representatives to champion our work and to realise the significant potential that exists across our sector."

Rodney Shearer of Elsoms Trees won the top award for Dedicated Service to Forestry, while Rosanna Curtis of Reheat won the Tom A Bruce-Jones Memorial Award for Future Leader in the Forest Industry.

Tomorrow's Forests was the winner of the Changing Attitudes Award for their work producing quality content highlighting the vital role of forestry, and Rainbow Professional Ltd won the Net Zero Award for the development of their biodegradable tree shelters.

Daniel Iddon, SAF Woodland Management, scooped the Science & Technology prize, while Gordon Brown MICFor of TreeStory picked up the Institute of Chartered Foresters Professional Forester of the Year Award.