The new visitor welcome point at Delamere Forest

Exciting opportunities in the nation's forests

Businesses thrive in the nation's forests

Forestry England have a diverse range of recreation businesses operating in the nation's forests.  From cafes to ice cream and burger mobile catering, gift shops to bike hire and Segways.  Team building activities, external training courses and paintballing to seasonal business such as Christmas tree sales. The variety and quality of the businesses we work with help to make the nation's forests special places to visit.

Explore current opportunities below or get in touch to propose something new.

Bedgebury and High Lodge Cycle Hire Concessions

Forestry England has a future opportunity for the operation of the Bedgebury and High Lodge Cycle Hire concession leases. We anticipate that the leases will be for a period of up to 10 years.

This tender will be divided into two Lots. The total value of the Bedgebury Cycle Hire lease opportunity will be in the region of £5m - £7m. The total value of the High Lodge Cycle Hire lease opportunity will be in the region of £2m. 

A full copy of the draft lease will be available in the tender documents to be published in late Summer / early Autumn 2022.

Suppliers must express their interest in this future tender by the 15th of September 2022. To express an interest please email: emily.coffin@forestryengland.uk.


Calling all camping operators 

Forestry England have launched a search for like-minded camping operators, as they unveil exciting new opportunities for the management of 13 established campsites across England.

The opportunities available are in Sherwood Pines, the Forest of Dean, Savernake Forest, and the New Forest National Park, and represents a significant current opportunity within the camping industry. Operators will have the chance to capitalise on existing visitor numbers to the forests by offering the potential to expand the network of campsites beyond existing locations and enhance the camping offer where appropriate.

Find out more about the camping operator opportunity


Prior Information Notice for a Climbing Wall Concession at Beechenhurst

Forestry England are looking to tender for a future business opportunity for a Climbing Wall concession at Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean.

Forestry England would like to work with an experienced operator to deliver this requirement to it's many visitors and develop a long term partnership. This contract is replacing an outgoing operator and there will be an opportunity for the new operator to purchase equipment from the outgoing operator. The new operator will have the opportunity to discuss this with the outgoing operator. 

Interested parties are requested to email sam.harris@forestryengland.uk to express an interest in this opportunity.

 


Expressions of interest for ticket agents

Primary ticket agents for our Forest Live music programme.
Interested parties will be considered on a number of factors, including:

  • Database size
  • Sales experience relevant to our product (genre)
  • Geographical area served
  • Credit history
  • Ability to use Forestry England ticket stock (no e-tickets)
  • Stance on the secondary sales market

Decisions will be made depending on opportunities available, which may be limited by existing ticket agents. Please note there is a maximum number of agents we are able to work with at any one time so opportunities may not always be available. 

Please visit our Forest Live music programme for further information.
Expressions of interest in this work can be made at any time by contacting customerrelations@forestryengland.uk


Expressions of interest are invited for commercial marketing partnerships

We are continually looking for commercial marketing partnerships and sponsorship that meet our marketing objectives.

We have a range of events that can be sponsored and we are happy to talk to companies and organisations about innovative ways to explain who we are and what we do and promote our sites to their customers.

Our objectives are:

  • Inform people about our work
  • Raise awareness of our sites, events, activities and membership
  • Raise awareness of the importance of trees, woods and forests

We have recently worked with companies to promote our forest and activities via their websites and apps. We would be interested in hearing about other similar opportunities.

Expressions of interest in this work can be made at any time by contacting marketing@forestryengland.uk 

We always encourage innovative ideas and proposals so if you have a business that will thrive in the nation's forests please email us at : info@forestryengland.uk

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