Lakes Biomass became part of the wood chip and pellet specialist Forest Fuels in January this year. Forest Fuels operates from a network of local depots, supplying local wood fuel to local customers. Their expansion into Cumbria was a natural next step, and the strength of the team, along with the added value services they are able to offer, have made a real difference to the wood chip customers in the area.
Firewood logs is not part of what Forest Fuels do elsewhere, and after a period of review they have made the decision to transfer this part of the business to a local company in Dalton-in-Furness, Lakes Kiln Dried Logs.
Nothing will change with the chip and pellet business. Forest Fuels will continue to develop and expand this part of the business in Cumbria, and have plans for more investment in equipment and infrastructure to help with this. Kim Brettle, who has been with the business in Cumbria for several years, remains with Forest Fuels and will be working closely with chip and pellet customers.
Peter Solly, Forest Fuels Managing Director says “Firewood logs need a particular type of approach. As pellet and chip specialists, firewood logs don’t naturally fit with Forest Fuels and Lakes Kiln Dried Logs are well placed to take on this part of our business. They will be able to continue to supply good quality products and give great customer service. Gemma Johnson (nee Turrall) will move over with the business: she has been with Lakes Biomass Forest Fuels for several years, and this will provide a seamless transition for customers.
“I’d delighted with this transfer, as it ensures our customers retain a good quality, secure supply of logs, and means that Gemma stays with the part of the business she enjoys the most.”
Ryan Greaves the Managing Director of Lakes Kiln Dried Logs has said “It’s really important to me that the customers feel comfortable with the changeover, they shouldn’t notice any difference as Gemma will be processing orders and taking any enquiries. We’ll be producing the same kiln dried products which will be of the same quality, and level of service remains the same. The only difference will be a change of phone number, site and email address. I’m really looking forward to growing the business and building on the strong foundations which Lakes Biomass has built,”
Lakes Kiln Dried Logs will be delivering orders as of today and the new phone number is active. Lakes Kiln Dried Logs will continue to have an online shop and the web developers are working behind the scenes changing the website over to reflect the new changes, so you can still look at our log products online at www.lakesbiomass.com whilst these changes are taking place.
Lakes Kiln Dried Logs
The Whinnels, Greystone Lane, LA15 0NF
Tel: 01229 808 228