Exceptional, personal service – it’s what drives Forest Fuels’ whole business ethos.
The knowledge, experience and expertise in biomass that exists within our team is second to none. Most importantly, we’re happy to share it all with our customers to determine the best possible solution for their particular set of circumstances.
It’s this collaborative approach which truly sets us apart. An issue with a biomass boiler may not be anything to do with us but when we come across it we will move heaven and earth and take ownership of trying to find the right solution.
90% of our customers are within 20 miles of their dedicated customer account manager – nobody invests more to bring local biomass solutions, nationwide.
With over 40 depots spread nationwide we’re perfectly positioned to offer unrivalled coverage with the lowest possible haulage miles.
Our network of carefully selected locations means that we can practice what we preach – keeping our own carbon footprint as light as possible in order to contribute towards a sustainable future for all of us.
Our Team - Your Team
Forest Fuels unique strength is its complete focus on customer service.
Gill AlkerHead of Consultancy
Gill runs the consultancy team, assisting existing and new biomass users to make the most of wood fuel and other renewable technologies.
David NewmanHead of Business Development
David looks after business development in the south of the country.
Peter SollyManaging Director
Peter leads the overall business and has been managing director since 2010.
Howard TownsRegional Operations manager – Central
A Chartered Forester, Howard has nearly 10 years experience of wood fuel and leads Production and Operations in our central region.
Richard LawesSystems & Integrations Manager
Richard brings all of the back office systems together.
Tony VickNational Operations Manager
Tony manages the complete logistics and coordination nationally.
Join the Forest Fuels Team
We're always on the look out for new talent - let's start the conversation and see if you like us.....
Forest Fuels Growth
With roots tracing back over ten years Forest Fuels' history combines impressive organic growth with carefully selected acquisitions that have driven capacity alongside customer service levels.
Joined forces with HWEnergy to extend servicing and heat supply offering UK wide.
Delivered 100 million kWh of energy.
Forest Fuels acquired Patchwork Energy wood pellet business. Now more than 50 people in the team.
Forest Fuels acquired MiGeneration wood fuel business.
First contract in Scotland.
Forest Fuels acquired MWF - Midlands Wood Fuel, extending coverage of West midlands and North West.
Forest Fuels becomes part of AMP PLC.
Forest Fuels acquired Lakes Biomass in the Lake District.
Specialist wood chip blowing lorry ordered, to replace aging blower which has been around since the beginning.
Start to offer service and maintenance in-house, with appointment of first service engineer.
Forest Fuels acquired Liverpool Wood Pellets.
Forest Fuels acquired Anglia Biofuels in East Anglia.
Sales exceed £1m in a month for the first time.
Finalisits in Yorkshire Post Environment Awards.
Finalisits (for the 4th year running ) at the REA’s national British Renewable energy Awards.
2014 First Biomass ESCO (we own boiler and sell heat).
Appointment of manager in North to develop Northern England.
Accredited as wood pellet ENplus Trader.
Forest Fuels acquired midlands based English Wood Fuels, extending presence in East Midlands & East Anglia.
Forest Fuels acquired Silvapower in South Yorkshire, expanding out of the South West for the first time.
2011 Runner up in REA’s British Renewable Energy Awards as Company of the Year: the Company which has done the most to advance UK Renewables.
Getting bigger and more automated: no longer hand feeding logs into small towed chipper.
Win “Supplier of the Year” award at Green Energy Awards.
Sign 15 year contract with NHS for Heat Supply to Trelksie Hospital in Cornwall.
Move head office from muddy farm office at one of the depots to new offices on Okehampton Devon.
Current MD Peter Solly invests in and joins the business.
Forest Fuels start selling wood pellets.
Forest Fuels was founded in the South West as a wood chip supplier.
Get Acquired by Forest Fuels
Forest Fuels is ambitious and acquisitive with strategic plans for continued and sustainable growth.
We are unashamedly focused on wood fuel. Wood chip and wood pellet. Aligned to this we’re growing our portfolio of biomass boilers that we own, operate and maintain so if your business fits around these areas we’d be pleased to talk.
Yes. We are happy to sign up to a non-disclosure agreement beforehand so that both parties can be confident that the confidential discussions will remain as such. Even without a signed NDA we will still uphold the confidentiality of informal discussions regardless.
General information about how your business operates, its costs and commitments and your ideas about how we could mutually benefit will be a good place to start. We will be open, transparent and honest.
You can fill in the form below and your details will be passed, in confidence, to Forest Fuels managing director Peter Solly or you can contact him at our head office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or private message via LinkedIn.
A selection of our awards and commendations