BSW launches CarbonStore9 September 2020
BSW Group, the UK’s largest integrated forestry management group, has launched a new carbon trading and offsetting service.
An extension of BSW Group member Tilhill – which has planted over one billion trees since 1948 – CarbonStore helps businesses, landowners, and individuals to create a cleaner, greener low-carbon economy. The business unites those who are looking to sell woodland carbon units with companies that are keen to offset their carbon emissions.
Also in partnership with CarbonStore is Maelor Forest Nurseries, a commercial tree nursery with over 70 years of experience in creating and growing new woodlands, and another member of the BSW Group. Tilhill and Maelor will grow the tree seeds, design the new woodland creation schemes, plant the saplings, manage the trees, and sell the carbon units.
CarbonStore will also offer landowners an online marketplace from which to openly market their woodland carbon, enabling them to secure an equitable price for their woodland carbon that is potentially free of charges too. This offers market-leading value for landowners while also securing an honest price for companies, helping them to maximise the virtues of their carbon offsetting ambitions.
The CarbonStore team is led by David McCulloch who has 18 years’ experience in the financial sector based in London and Tokyo, initially as an equity salesman and latterly as a corporate analyst. Opportunities within Tilhill and now CarbonStore have enabled him to return to his rural roots in southern Scotland.
Mr McCulloch is supported by Andy Baker MICFor, who is an ecology and environmental scientist. He gained his wide-ranging forestry experience within Tilhill, with carbon sequestration having been the driver of his forestry career, and also represents the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) on the Woodland Carbon Code Advisory Board.