Wessex Biofuels Ltd is based in Hungerford in Berkshire, in the middle of the North Wessex Downs AONB, and was set up with the help of 50% grant aid from the Leader Fund.
Although the company is new, it works closely with Wessex Woodland Management Ltd, which has been established in the area since 1987.
Key personnel are:
Gary Thomson - Director
David Hunt - Director
Martin Giles - Director
Gaynor O'Brien - Administrator
David started Wessex Woodland Management in 1987 with his partner Martin Giles and has over 30 years experience covering all aspects of forestry, deer and game management. Wessex Biofuels dovetails with WWM who currently haverst some 30,000 tonnes of roundwood annually.
Gary is a professional tree surgeon with over 25 years of experience. Since 1987 he's been involved in all aspects of the industry from planting to thinning to chemical weeding and pruning. He runs his own company - Thomson Tree Services. Wessex Biofuels is a natural partner to his arboricultural operation utilizing less profitable timber for chipping.
Martin started Wessex Woodland Management in 1987 with his partner David Hunt and has over 40 years experience of forestry both in the UK and abroad.
Martin has advised many large estates on all aspects of forestry and also has access to many diverse markets.
Gaynor joined us in January 2012 and is responsible for all administration and accounts.