About Forest Fuels
Forest Fuels is the UK’s leading wood fuel supply company - a specialist wood fuel supplier and consultant to small and medium scale heat boilers.
The company currently supplies Premium Grade wood fuel (both wood chip and wood pellet) to over 300 boilers. Clients include the NHS, where Forest Fuels has a 15 year contract to supply wood chip; the MOD where we have a 3 year contract to supply two bases; over 50 schools; most of the local authorities through the areas we operate in; and a range of charities, companies and private estates.
Founder Sam Whatmore has been working on wood fuel since 2000, and the business has been at the forefront of the emerging wood fuel industry since its establishment as a limited company in 2006.
Forest Fuels is owned by GN Energy Solutions Ltd, a financially strong business with good relationships with HSBC bank and other funders. This strong financial backing gives Forest Fuels the resources to be able to build stock levels and develop the business.
GG Eco Solutions Ltd (www.ggecosolutions.com ) is a sister company, developing biomass ESCOs, where it designs, installs, owns and operates a biomass boiler on a customer’s site, and simply sells the customer heat - all installation and operating costs are covered by GG Eco Solutions. The first of these is a 990kW boiler installed in a large private school in Suffolk and there are number of other sites in development.
What we offer
We have built up more than 10 years of hands-on experience to become a trusted partner in an emerging market. We deliver premium grade fuel to over 300 wood fuel boilers in the UK on long term contract, totalling over 60MW installed capacity.
Our team has worked on project development, advice and consultancy for around 100 sites with combined installed capacity of c.50MW.
We are at the heart of the wood fuel and biomass industry: for example Forest Fuels was a founder member of the UK Wood Fuel Suppliers Group and Director Sam Whatmore is now its Vice Chairman; Howard Towns sits on the Steering Group of the UK Pellet Council.
We specialise in supplying premium grade wood chip and wood pellet throughout the UK. We offer both virgin and clean recycled timber, which is carefully processed and screened to your specification. We guarantee the quality of our fuel to ensure your boiler operates efficiently.
Our wood fuel confirms to independent Quality Assurance standards
We provide a wide range of consultancy expertise, from strategy development for local authorities to assessing the feasibility of wood fuel heating at specific sites.
Having worked on hundreds of boiler installations we have a unique expertise on fuel storage and handling solutions.
Forest Fuels operates nationally through a network of 15 local depots. By building a local depot Forest Fuels ensures that local wood feeds into local boilers. The strategy minimises carbon emissions and fuel miles, and ensures that local economies benefit from the employment and income we generate. Our model is local woods, local timber, local people
The centralised customer services team takes orders and handles client queries from the heart of the business; while the depot network means that we can guarantee security of supplies nationwide. We have three professionally qualified Operations Managers who look after the day to day running of wood fuel supply, and who are based locally throughout the country (Yorkshire, East Midlands & South West)
Forest Fuels is a trusted supplier of the NHS, the MOD, Central Government and many City and County Councils, reaching from Yorkshire down to Cornwall and across from Wales to East Anglia. We support environmental pioneers like the Eden Project, RSPB, Woodland Trust and Duchy of Cornwall; over 50 schools and colleges from local primaries to Oxford University; as well as businesses from a wide range of industries, housing associations and domestic properties.