Forest Fuels Ltd – Job Vacancy

HGV Class 2 Customer Focused Wood Pellet/Chip Delivery Driver 

Forest Fuels is a fast growing and award winning biomass business, headquartered in Devon and operating nationally from a network of over 40 depots and 3 regional offices. For more details please see our website www.forestfuels.co.uk

Forest Fuels LorryWe are the UK’s leading biomass fuel supplier to small and medium scale biomass boilers.

We are currently recruiting for the role of Wood Pellet/Chip Delivery and Customer Services Operative in the West Midlands Area to be based at our Telford Depot

You will need to be an ambitious motivated individual who wants to do much more than just drive – our drivers are the face of our business.

You must hold a UK licence (Category C) Driver CPC qualification and Digital Tachograph card, Previous Hook lift experience would be advantages but not essential, Nights out may be required.

Role and Responsibility

 

  • • Carry out deliveries to our customers in a professional manner
  • • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all aspects of the working day
  • • Drive the company vehicle responsibly and safely; obeying at all times the traffic laws and highway code
  • • Carry out daily and weekly vehicle checks ensuring any defects found are reported
  • • Keep an accurate record of deliveries using delivery documentation
  • • Driving your vehicle in the most cost efficient way
  • • Maintain and help build the customer base.

 

This is a great opportunity to join a fast growing business and become an integral part of our Logistics Operations and in return we offer an excellent package and benefits.

For more details talk to Bob Osborne (07525 939220)

Applications with CV and covering letter to bob.osborne@forestfuels.co.uk

Forest Fuels adds new National Trust customer as Knightshayes goes green

Another National Trust venue has taken the leap away from fossil fuel powered heating and joined the green revolution that’s currently sweeping the Trust’s properties.

David Newman Forest FuelsForest Fuels’ Head of Sales and Business Development, David Newman said, “We’re thrilled to be bringing on yet another National Trust customer – Knightshayes is a shining example of an installation that’s been purpose built around the smooth running and operation of its biomass-driven heating. We’ve been pleased to be involved right from the planning stages, which helps tremendously with things like access arrangements, fuel handling and planning wood fuel deliveries.”

Knightshayes Tiverton Devonlive.com
Moving away from oil fired boilers will save around £30,000 each year on oil and approximately £4,000 each year on electricity that used to be used to heat the stables

Knightshayes in Tiverton is a stunning place to visit and it joins several other Trust sites that have already made the switch to biomass powered heating in order to contribute to its target of making sure that at least 50% of the energy used by the Trust is renewable.

The site has been featured on devonlive.com and you can read more by clicking here or to visit the National Trust website please follow this link

Forest Fuels Joined DIY SOS Party to Welcome Matthew Home

9 days of frenetic activity came to a close. Forest Fuels joined all of the other trades and suppliers who helped to transform the home for young Matthew and parents Sue and Leigh Cooper in Trench, Telford.

Bob Osborne and Ben Goh Arrive

 

The sun was out to greet everyone as the Forest Fuels team landed. Pictured below, Bob Osborne, Transport Manager and Ben Goh, Regional Manager arrive.

Ben Goh, said, "The atmosphere and community spirit was outstanding, the street was filled with people all with the same warm welcome for Matthew".

It all started with an appeal from Matthew’s school Wrockwardine Wood Junior where head teacher Julie Henry launched fund raising and organised her pupils to apply to DIY SOS. As well as raising a huge amount of money and support locally it also meant that the campaign to recruit further help with products and trades was destined to hit the ground running.

Trades Suppliers Prepared for Welcome HomeThe revealing of the full glory of the house transformation is to remain secret until the show is screened sometime in the coming months but the scenes outside the house when the family emerged to say thank you were, as you might have expected, highly emotional.

Pictured here, the trades and suppliers prepared for the welcome home.

Forest Fuels supplied and delivered premium grade wood chip, which was used to put the finishing touch to all of the bordered areas and planted beds in the new garden.

Matthew and his parents Leigh and Sue Cooper were completely overwhelmed by the efforts and contributions of everyone involved and Matthew had his own very special thank you which you’ll have to wait to see.

Below Forest Fuels Marketing and Communications Manager Dave Myatt gave Billy Byrne his own special thank-you, a Forest Fuels hat. Billy said, “Thanks very much, that’s perfect for when I play golf!”Forest Fuels David Myatt and Billy Byrne

Forest Fuels Laura Banyard in Horse Race for Charity

Laura Banyard only recently joined Forest Fuels but has already impressed her work colleagues as she’s taking up the challenge of riding her horse Oscar in a race to raise funds for Julia’s House, a children’s charity based near her home in Dorset.

Laura Banyard and OscarThe charity aims to provide care and support for families caring for a child with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions – helping them in their homes, the wider community and also at the hospice.

Laura’s been riding since she was just a young girl and is asking anyone who’d be interested in offering sponsorship to go directly to her Just Giving page set up specifically for the event by clicking here.

Ben Goh, Forest Fuels regional manager

Ben Goh, Forest Fuels regional manager said, "We're really pleased to have Laura on our customer team, we’re all supporting her in the race as it’s such a deserving charity".


Julia’s House is developing a new centre in Devizes, Wiltshire and this is where all funds raised from the race will be directed.


Laura Banyard and Oscar

 

Laura said, “I’ve never entered anything like this before but I do try to do something worthwhile for charity each year and when I saw the race in aid of Julia’s House I knew I had to take part.”


The race is over 11 furlongs, which is not far short of one and a half miles.


Ben Goh added, “We wish Laura every success in the race and hope that everyone gets behind her with support and sponsorship money for Julia’s House”.

 

Forest Fuels Delivers to DIY SOS

The previously quiet residential street in Telford is turned into a hive of well organised but nonetheless highly energised activity as the last minute details of the big build are attended to.

Forest Fuels DIY SOS Site
This is the scene as the Forest Fuels team arrives.

Bob Osborne, Forest Fuels transport manager said, "When we arrived it was quite astonishing to see. There were vans and workers everywhere, I’ve never seen anything quite like it". 

Forest Fuels DIY SOS Site AccessThe road has been closed off to allow space and access for the many support vehicles, equipment and plant on site.

One of the near neighbours has kindly allowed rear access to the garden area through their bungalow’s garage and garden.

Forest Fuels DIY SOS Site TeamAfter gaining access the Forest Fuels team set about unloading the wood chip, bagged for ease of handling.

 

The team on site ready to put the finishing touches to the purpose built garden area in readiness for Matthew’s return home.

Forest Fuels Deliver to DIY SOSThe project is transforming the home of Matthew and his parents Leigh and Sue Cooper after Matthew suffered brain and spinal cancer and had to spend a long time in Birmingham Children’s Hospital for treatment.


BBC DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles took a short break from the build and is pictured here with Forest Fuels Transport Manager, Bob Osborne (Left) and Marketing and Communications Manager Dave Myatt (centre)