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Happy Retirement Barry!

Posted on the 10th Mar 2014 in the category Announcements

BWOC has, once again, had to say a very fond farewell to one of our most valued members of staff.


Barry Saxton has worked in the oil industry for most of his working life. He previously worked as a Driver and Depot Supervisor for a fellow oil company before joining BWOC as an Account Manager in our bulk division.

Barry works very closely with Customers, Suppliers and his fellow Colleagues, all of which speak very highly of him.


Barry has been a key member of our Western Department and a loyal and trusted friend of the BWOC family for over 12 years, and has now decided at the age of nearly 70, to start taking things easy.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his dedication over the years and wish him all the happiness in the world for the next exciting chapter of his life.


Farewell Barry, we will all miss you.


The BWOC Team

First-ever Grown in Britain partner woodland lays down its roots

Posted on the 7th Mar 2014 in the category Announcements

The Grown in Britain initiative has announced the launch of it's first partner woodland, a 55 hectare planting near Cranbourne in Dorset. The new woodland project brings together industry and landowners to expand UK woodland cover, capture carbon and produce sustainable timber.


Grown in Britain was launched in 2013 and seeks to increase the use and supply of sustainably sourced UK timber. The new woodland marks a major milestone in the initiative and comes about as a result of voluntary carbon mitigation funding provided by Weston-Super-Mare based fuel distributor, BWOC.


The carbon woodland was developed and certified under the UK Woodland Carbon Code by Forest Carbon Ltd, with BWOC purchasing over 21,000 tonnes of carbon capture credits to help finance the project. BWOC has a long term programme of supporting UK woodland creation in recognition of its own and its customers carbon footprint.


Located at Cranbourne Estate, the new woodland has seen the planting of 123,000 native and coniferous trees and will be managed to encourage biodiversity and provide a source of high quality home-grown timber.


Timber harvested at Cranbourne for use in UK markets will support ongoing management of the woodland while highlighting its dual value- both as an environmental and economic asset.


Dougal Driver, Chief Executive of Grown in Britain, said; "Grown in Britain continues to gain momentum in the UK, and we're delighted to be launching the initiative's first ever partner woodland at Cranbourne.

Demand for high quality timber continues to increase and we're seeing more and more big brands - and their customers - trying to source wood products from suppliers based in the UK.

To meet demand, we need to plant more woodland, and that's exactly what is happening at Cranbournewith help from Forest Carbon and carbon mitigation funding from BWOC. That's good news for UK suppliers, the forest economy, wildlife and local people who enjoy spending time in our woods."


BWOC's Managing Director, Mark Wayne, said; "Cranbourne is one of seven carbon woodlands we have supported and our staff and customers have responded incredibly well to this ongoing commitment.

What we particularly liked about Cranbourne was its productive element - the chance to contribute to creating a woodland that would be able to ensure its own permanence through the sustainable extraction of timber."

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