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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)


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29 Jan 2016

Give the One You Love a Tree this Valentine's Day

Looking for something different to give your loved one this Valentine's Day? Show your love through the beauty, strength and longevity of a tree: give a Plant a Tree in The National Forest.

18 Jan 2016

Primo IT signs up to support The National Forest

The National Forest Company is delighted to welcome local company Primo IT as its newest supporter.

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15 Feb 2016

Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Family fun Sno-Tubing, Creta Run Toboggan and Viper Slide. We also offer Ski and Snowboard lessons. The Alpine Lodge is available daily for snacks as well as for private hire.

15 Feb 2016

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Nuneaton, Warwickshire

22nd August 1485 a battle rages, King Richard III is defeated, Henry is crowned and the Tudor dynasty is born. Visit the award-winning exhibition and follow the King into battle, walk the Bosworth trail or simply enjoy a coffee in the medieval Tithe Barn restaurant.

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02 Dec 2015

Dedicate a woodland grove

This is a new venture for us: offering the chance for supporters to dedicate a woodland grove in memory of a loved one.

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. Now it is time to take the business community on a similar journey, to demonstrate that the Forest can also be an exemplary business development project, investing in out natural capital while improving the local economy.

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