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The National Forest Company leads the creation of The National Forest, a new, wooded landscape for the nation across 200 square miles of central England. The National Forest Company was established by Government in April 1995. It is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

The National Forest Company:

  • Attracts and uses resources for ambitious and imaginative Forest creation that is sensitive to the landscape and environment.
  • Provides the setting for new businesses, recreation, tourism and an improved quality of life
  • Enhances wildlife and biodiversity.

The National Forest Company leads through working partnerships with landowners, businesses, public, private and voluntary organisations and local communities to fulfil the shared vision for the Forest. It promotes the widest possible participation in and enjoyment of the Forest.

As the Forest matures, the Company promotes at international, national and local levels the experience and knowledge emerging from this inspiring and ambitious project.

The Business Plan 2015-16

The implementation of the 2014-2024 Strategy for The National Forest continues with the Business Plan for 2015-16. Through the Business Plan, new ways will be tested to generate income for the Forest, doing even more in managing the woodlands and evolving how the Company is organised for the future. The Plan gives more information on our key priorities to make the most of the green investment created so far and secure it for future generations.

Read more: Business Plan 2015 (1.34mb)


17 Nov 2015

Reabrook Shows the Way for Local Horse Riders

Over the last five years, local business Reabrook Ltd has supported the National Forest Company (NFC) in developing the attractive woodland and parkland landscape at Boothorpe, near its headquarters in Moira.

19 Oct 2015

Woodland creation grants now available in The National Forest

As The National Forest approaches its first quarter century in 2016, there are still opportunities for landowners to take advantage of grant schemes available through the National Forest Company (NFC) to help create a legacy for themselves, their families and the nation.

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04 Dec 2015

National Brewery Centre

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

The 'Brewing Experience' includes large elements of the original Bass Museum and celecrates the social history and development of brewing.  Meet and hear stories of characters who helped build burton's world-renowned brewing reputation, including the legendary bass family.

05 Dec 2015

Calke Abbey House and Estate

Ticknall, Derbyshire

With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of the country house estate.  Explore this fascinating house, the beautiful walled garden and Calke Park and National Nature Reserve.

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29 May 2015

Green business is good business

New CEO at the National Forest Company, John Everitt discusses how The National Forest pioneered the use of the environment at a landscape scale to lead social and economic regeneration, and now is the time to take the business community on a similar journey. "We can demonstrate that the Forest can also be an exemplary business development project, investing in our natural capital while improving the local economy."

24 Apr 2015

Spring and other seasonal delights

One of our Admin Officers, Carla, has been holed up at home, having broken her wrist a while ago. She's been musing on the seasons through her sitting room window...

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