As the largest forestry and timber business in the UK, and a member of Binderholz – Europe’s leading timber processing operation – BSW Group is a rapidly developing multi-site business, with a turnover in excess of £900m.
With over 3,000 employees across the BSW Group, we take growing our people as seriously as growing our trees. Our sector provides a rich balance of commercial and environment-focused careers, as well as the opportunity to develop high-level skills, and contribute to a sustainable industry.
The sector’s largest integrated business, we help people see the bigger picture and encourage them to work with wood and woodlands. If you have the passion, we have the scale and capabilities to enhance your knowledge and grow your career.
BSW Timber is the UK’s largest sawmilling business, with over 170 years of experience and six state-of-the-art sawmills across the UK and growing operations across Europe.
We manufacture and supply high-quality, homegrown and sustainably-sourced products – such as fencing, landscaping, cladding, construction, DIY, decking and packaging – to a wide range of industries.
We grow to size, harvest to order, and replant to replenish. We use the whole of the log – even sawdust, shavings, chips and bark, which supply the pulp and paper, chipboard and horticultural sectors.
From apprentices and graduates to senior management positions, we have a variety of rewarding roles across our sawmills and offices.
OUR LOCATIONS • Carlisle • Dalbeattie • Earlston - Head Office • Fort William • Newbridge-on-Wye • Petersmuir • Southampton
Founded in 1948, Tilhill is the leading forestry, timber harvesting and landscaping company in the UK. We provide superior forest and woodland management services to landowners, helping them maximise the potential of their property, today and tomorrow.
With our knowledge and skill set we also run CarbonStore, setting industry-leading standards in the supply of young trees, the creation of woodlands, and the marketing of Carbon Units.
With over 70 years of experience, the first plantations we created have been harvested, replanted, and are due for harvesting again. Many colleagues have been with us for as long as one full crop rotation and really reap what they have sown. Our graduates, on the other hand, are planning and planting their first forests for the future.
From purchasing to maintaining, harvesting, and landscaping, we have a wide range of career development opportunities in forestry across the UK.
Maelor Forest Nurseries produces bare root trees and shrubs suitable for forestry, hedging and native woodland planting. We market approximately 35 million trees a year to customers throughout the UK and Europe.
We’re renowned for our onsite, purpose-built laboratory and genetic research, enhancing tree resilience and quality, and improving the health of the world’s forests. To help achieve this, we have a policy of continuous staff training, both externally and on-site, to improve our colleagues’ plant handling skills at all levels.
With sites located in Wrexham in Wales and Forres in Scotland, our research and technical work covers a number of areas, including tree breeding, pest and disease control, nursery husbandry, vegetive propagation, spruce hybrid development and root electrolyte leakage (REL) testing.
Based in the Scottish Borders, Dick Brothers boasts state-of-the-art forestry equipment and market-leading capabilities that allow the business to harvest some of the largest and most complex forests in the country. With over 25 years of experience, and a fleet of forwarders and harvesters, we offer a range of technical harvesting services, including wind farm clearance; thinning services; steep ground harvesting; and clearfelling.
At BSW Timber Solutions we specialise in the manufacturing and distribution of timber and associated products to the home improvement and builders merchant sectors.
With operations across four UK locations, our state-of-the-art timber production facilities service the UK’s building material and joinery market with high quality machined softwood and associated products. Our headquarters and distribution centre in Stoke-on-Trent sits on a ten-acre site, with 210,000ft of warehousing space and multiple loading bays.
Bayram Timber is the UK’s leading timber processor and manufacturer into the caravan market. For over 20 years, we’ve set the standard for supplying bespoke, sustainably sourced timber products to softwood timber merchants and industrial end-users.
As a tight-knit team, we’re committed to helping customers get the most value for our timber. We operate from our site in Melton, Hull, where ancient material meets advanced technology to process over 10,000m3 of machined and refined timber each month.
Using our scale, flexibility and capabilities, we also design truly bespoke timber products with custom packaging to suit every business or project.
Primary Operations Manager at BSW Timber, Dalbeattie
"BSW are a family-owned business, so everyone plays a key role in our success. I’ve been with BSW for 22 years and throughout my time I’ve been supported in my progression from Trainee Operator to Primary Operations Manager. We’re dealing with a natural product, so the challenges we face are always evolving, helping to drive business innovations and develop our expertise."
Area Manager at Tilhill
"I joined Tilhill in 2013 through the company graduate scheme and I quickly progressed to becoming a Forest Manager, before climbing the ranks to my current position as an Area Manager. Working with Tilhill is very rewarding – I enjoy seeing my work come to fruition in the forests and supporting junior staff members develop into seasoned professionals. "
Assistant Harvesting Manager at Tilhill
"As I approached the end of my MSc in Conservation Biology I decided to apply for the Tilhill graduate scheme and joined their central Harvesting team in September 2021. Tilhill are at the forefront of sustainable forestry and one of the things that attracted me to the business was how closely each of the divisions works together."