Friday, 02 June 2017 08:06

Forest Fuels appoints renewables specialist, Kevin Smith as sales and marketing director

Forest Fuels, the country’s leading supplier of premium grade and RHI compliant wood pellet and wood chip, has announced the appointment of renewables specialist, Kevin Smith, as sales and marketing director.

This new board level position underpins the company’s ambitious plans to strengthen the service levels and exemplary customer care it brings to the market for wood fuel supply and biomass boiler servicing across the UK.

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Speaking about his appointment, Kevin said, “I’m absolutely delighted to be on board. It’s a fantastic opportunity to grow the business and take it to the next level. I’m really looking forward to being part of the team and playing my part in that continued success.”

Kevin’s experience includes working for the high profile Mark Group, following a substantial career with East Midlands Electricity, Powergen and E.ON. During this time Kevin was engaged within various management roles and areas of the business including Business Development, Contract Management, Sales & Marketing, CRM, Performance Improvement, Construction, Engineering and Electrical.

Key to Kevin’s selection for Forest Fuels was his customer-centric approach; building lasting and mutually beneficial relationships and taking the partnership approach with customers for the ‘end to end’ management and delivery of rewarding, long-term business success.

Kevin’s experience in business development, coaching, relationship, contractual and project management will benefit all of the customer team.

Forest Fuels managing director, Peter Solly, said, “Our plans to grow and develop what we offer our customers is really pushed up a gear with the creation of this new position within the business and we could not have wished for someone with a better pedigree and track record to make the role their own. We’re certain that all of our team will benefit from Kevin’s vast knowledge and experience within the sector and we’re sure that his impact will be felt in the marketplace straight away”.

Kevin hails from and still lives in Leicestershire. A family man at heart, his spare time is taken up by his role as chairman of his local football club and he still turns out regularly for Blaby and Whetstone, who play in the Leicester Sunday Alliance League.

To find out more about Forest Fuels, the services on offer and their long-standing commitment to providing exceptional quality wood chip and pellet, visit the website:

About Forest Fuels 

Multi-award winning supplier of premium wood pellet and wood chip, fully funded and maintained commercial biomass installations with no upfront costs and pioneers of innovative remote fuel usage monitoring systems. 

  • Founded in 2006 
  • Woodsure and ENplus Trader accredited 
  • Registered on the government’s Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) 
  • Headquartered in Okehampton with 44 depots and 3 regional offices in Telford, Leicestershire and Sheffield 
  • In-house RHI consultancy and expert advice 
  • Leaders of commercial boiler buy-back scheme 
  • Energy Supply Contract specialist (ESCos) 

Owned by Aggregated Micro Power Holdings plc (AMP) specialist providers of distributed energy projects and sustainable biomass installations on long term renewable energy contracts

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