Raymond has over 30 years’ professional experience in forestry and is a partner in the firm. He leads Bidwells’ forestry business, which provides strategic management advice to a wide range of clients and plays an active role in advising renewable energy developers on forestry issues, pertaining to wind farm developments.
Raymond is head of the forestry team in Scotland and jointly responsible for the strategic management of over 40,000 ha of forestry.
He has been involved in many large acquisitions on behalf of clients and the provision of professional forestry advice on a regular or one-off basis. He is also responsible for the planning of several native woodland restoration schemes in Scotland.
Raymond provides forestry related advice to a range of wind farm developers throughout Scotland, including specialist input to environmental statements, public inquiry works, negotiation of forestry compensation values, planning of crop felling programmes.
He has been the Mid Scotland representative on ConFor’s Growing Sector Council since 2007 and appointed as a Board member of ConFor from 2009 – present.
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