Our Objectives


Three key core objectives based on the “ECONS” concept with additional objectives to be an empowering effective employer and to promote the principles of Hill Holt Wood to a wider audience.


To run environmentally sustainable woodland by…

  • Managing horticulture, permaculture and animal husbandry on a sustainable basis.
  • Managing the woodland sustainably
  • Monitoring the progress of flora and fauna to increase biodiversity
  • Developing and applying alternative/appropriate building, energy generation and manufacturing technology.
  • Staying “off-grid”


To run a locally-valued social enterprise by…

  • Providing amenity, facilities and access to local people and organisations within a safe, accessible, supportive and informative site.
  • Providing education, training and employment preparation advice to excluded school-children, young offenders and unemployed or otherwise disadvantaged young people.
  • Developing and implementing structures which facilitate community control.
  • Using local good, materials and services.

To run an economically viable social enterprise by…

  • Achieving an annual surplus for investment and innovation
  • Maintaining a diversity of income streams, clients, products and services
  • Manufacturing and selling woodland added-value products
  • Delivering consultancy services


Networking and influence by…

  • To promote success and influence policy
  • Provide ‘experience’ days and promote knowledge transfer
  • Participate in networking opportunities
  • Establish sustainable relationships with government, charities and representative organisations.
  • Promote success through media, internet and publications.


To be a good employer by…

  • Operating to IIP standards and processes
  • Funding and providing opportunities for personal and career development
  • Facilitating internal promotion and professional improvement
  • Carrying out regular appraisals which emphasise skills, competence and performance as core ingredients and which reward individual and collective achievement
  • Balancing job quality and financial incentive
  • Encouraging an open, transparent, supportive, self-reliant, confident culture
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