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For the Economy

Unlocking potential

The British forestry sector contributes more than £4.1bn to UK GDP each year and employs more than 64,000 people, but we still import more than two thirds of the timber we need. One of Grown in Britain’s core aims is to reduce our reliance on imported wood in favour of home grown British timber.

Taking a fresh appraoach

By developing market-led demand for British timber through our licence scheme, we will increase the amount of Grown in Britain branded timber and wood products in the market and stimulate economic activity in the forestry, wood processing, timber joinery, and construction sectors.

Creating new opportunities

Increased demand for home grown timber is good for job creation, for local supply chains, for local and low carbon economies and for businesses. The amazing thing about stimulating the wood based economy is that it also results in havens for flora and fauna and great places to relax, enjoy and get healthy.

How can I help?

You can get involved by simply becoming a supporter or a sponsor and if you sell, supply or own woodland – you can apply for a Grown in Britain licence and be part of the story.