FORMER Tilhill MD George McRobbie is set to retire from his current role as a director of BSW.

Since stepping down from his role at Tilhill just over 12 months ago after almost 20 years’ service on the board, including eight years as MD, George has remained a director of BSW to see through the transfer of ownership to Endless LLP and the acquisition of Maelor Forest Nurseries.

Tony Hackney, CEO at BSW, said: “George’s deep knowledge of the industry has been instrumental for the ongoing success of both Tilhill and the BSW Group more widely.

“George leaves a great legacy and will be greatly missed come October. He leaves with our very best wishes for his retirement.”

On making the decision to retire, George said: “I have been blessed with a very varied career throughout my 45 years in the forest industries, having been involved in all aspects of forestry throughout Britain at one time or another.”

George will be remaining in the service of the BSW Group as a non-executive advisor.

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