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Our Team








Timber Sales



Jill & her dog Tilly are our resident nature-loving, book-keeping department, keeping our numbers organised and our decimal points in the right places. She’s a not-so-secret golf fanatic and is out in all weathers up on nearby Cowdray Park with her plus fours and 9 iron. If you have an accounts query call Jill, she’ll soon straighten things out. 

Tom Compton

Managing Director

Whilst Tom’s heart is firmly rooted in the Forestry business, his head is keenly focused on the Timber business.

With year on year growth, despite difficult times, Tom’s determination to drive English Woodlands Timber to deliver excellence in timber, in services and in prices is undoubtedly bearing fruit.

As Tom & Ian’s expansion plans plough steadily on, the landscape of the company will continue to shift until timber nirvana has been achieved!

Tom is a Professional Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and studied at Bangor University for his BSc MicFor.


Alfie the timber dog


Director for meeting & greeting

Alfie is Tom’s partner in most endeavours. Like Tom, Alfie has to divide his time between both forestry and timber activities.

His timber related skills are mainly in customer services, introductions and client liaison. He is happiest guiding visitors round the yard or helping to sniff out a bargain.

Ian McNally


Ian’s dynamism is a great boost to the company’s collective energy and his expertise in areas of manufacturing, retailing, internet marketing (to name but a few) are a boon to our resources.



Timber Sales

Chris is our Sales Office timber guru. Ask, and ye shall receive the answer and probably in about 60 seconds flat!

She has huge experience of the European timber trade and is excellent at sourcing and solving timber shaped problems.

Chris has timber knowledge coming out of her ears and is so deeply dedicated to our customers and her work that we can hardly ever make her step away from her desk to go a-fishing (go on ask her about her fishing) !

If you need to know something, ask Chris. That’s all there is to it.



Timber Stock & Sales

In the beginning Grant was half (the quiet half) of the infamous EWT ‘G-unit’ & he moonlighted as a Forester when he wasn’t here tending his beloved firewood splitter or studying PE.

Today, 5 years on, he’s all ours. We landed him hook, line and sinker with a nice comfy seat in the sales office and all the stock management updates he could ever want. If stock is your game, he’s your man but we think this is just the beginning for ‘office’ Grant and we’re very happy to have him on our team.

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