Andrew McQueen, of Tilhill Forestry, won the Future Leader award at the Confor Awards Dinner held last week. The category was sponsored by James Jones & Sons Ltd.

Tom Bruce Jones, Chairman of James Jones & Sons Ltd said the company had been very keen to support the Future Forestry Leader Award in memory of his father Tom A Bruce Jones, who died in January 2019.

Mr Bruce Jones said: "My father was a great supporter of developing talent and leadership, not just at James Jones, but across the whole industry. Our business is therefore delighted to recognise future leadership in the forestry and wood sector in his memory with this award."

Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive of Confor, thanked the award sponsors - Forestry Commission, Forestry & Land Scotland, James Jones & Sons Ltd and Scottish Woodlands - and said he hoped the expanded awards programme would continue in 2021 and beyond.