It was a rainy day at this year’s Northumberland County Show, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of visitors that attended.
EGGER Forestry had a marquee right on the main arena, which tied in nicely with the show’s 100 years of forestry celebrations. Hundreds of people came to visit the marquee to learn more about EGGER’s forestry operations, and to take shelter from the rain!
EGGER’s latest forestry management and harvesting case studies were displayed on the walls and a touchscreen allowed visitors to learn more about the company’s environmental cycle as well as the history of the Hexham plant, which is celebrating its 35 year anniversary.
A barbeque was on the go so visitors had the option of enjoying a burger and an EGGER beer while chatting to the team, and EGGER’s HR team were on hand to discuss career opportunities.
Outside of the marquee was EGGER’s huge, 50 foot totem pole, carved by Wood Actually, which is one of three that are being put up in Stonehaugh to replace previous ones which were experiencing decay.
John Paterson, Director of EGGER Forestry, said: “We had a great time at the Northumberland County Show this year, with a prime spot on the main arena. We welcomed many visitors, young and old, into our marquee and we hope that we have provided a positive insight into the exciting world of forestry. We are pleased that we could also take part in celebrating 100 years of the Forestry Commission which was a key topic at this year’s show.”
Clare Ball, Human Resources Country Manager, explained: “We have plenty of career opportunities available at EGGER, ranging from apprenticeship schemes to profession/technical roles. We were able to speak to a wide variety of show-goers about the long-term opportunities available to individuals who want to succeed with a progressive, forward thinking company”.
This year also had the inaugural Woodland Run that EGGER sponsored in collaboration with Run Nation. The competition was open to runners of all abilities from the age of 11 and up, and was the first of its kind in the long history of the county show.
Prizes were awarded to the top three finishers for both men and women. Jamie Thorn won the men’s race, followed by Rob Earle, who came second. Matthew Kerry came third.
In the women’s race, Claire Davies got the top spot, while Stocksfield’s Claire Collinson came second and Hexham’s Joanne Lee came third.
EGGER Forestry will also be attending this year’s Royal Highland Show. Come and visit us: Agricultural, Avenue P.