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EGGER Forestry presents Best Final Year Forest Management Plan to Ambleside student

Published: 19/06/2018

John Paterson, director of EGGER Forestry, presented first prize to Tom Harvey from Ambleside, University of Cumbria.

Left to right: John Paterson and Callum Wilson
EGGER Forestry and members of the University of Cumbria met at the EGGER Hexham plant on June 15th to present the first prize certificate and cash prize to student Tom Harvey, winner of this year’s Best Final Year Forest Management Plan.

John Paterson, director of EGGER Forestry, said: “We are so pleased to be able to award first prize to Tom. We hope that partnerships like this with the University of Cumbria will continue to help young people with their future careers in Forest Management.”

Tom Harvey, winner of the first prize certificate, added: “I’m extremely happy to have achieved first prize for my Best Final Year Forest Management Plan. It’s a great start to my future career and I hope that more young people can take part over the years to come.”

Dr Elspeth Lees, head of department science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies at the University of Cumbria, said: “We are delighted for Tom. The University values the partnership it has with EGGER Forestry. Their continued support demonstrates the value the industry places on academic qualifications and applied learning.

“All our students have benefitted from this partnership as EGGER also provide guest lectures and case study materials which demonstrate the importance Forestry Management plays in the UK and around the world.”