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Natural progression for the Bronwin & Abbey team

The summer of 2024 will mark the end of an era for Bronwin & Abbey, as after 40 years in the industry, founder Andrew Bronwin will step back from his role as MD, and Robert South will take the helm, having worked his way up to Operations Director during his 8 years with the business.

Andrew is a well-known and highly regarded member of the forestry community, first establishing Bronwin & Co. in 1996 and 25 years later, merging with Abbey Forestry to create Bronwin & Abbey.

The step to join the UK’s leading farm management company, the Velcourt Group in 2022 was yet another exciting milestone, in what has been an epic career journey.

Passionate about developing our country’s beautiful woodlands and delivering the highest standards in forestry services, Andrew will continue to play an active role in the business as a Non-Executive Board Director, providing strategic advice, supporting & training forest managers to deliver clients’ work programmes, valuations and business development.

Having already had almost a decade with the Bronwin & Abbey team and a wealth of experience in all aspects of forest management in both England and Wales, when Robert takes over as MD on July 1st, it’s set to be a smooth and seamless transition “Bronwin & Abbey is made up of an amazing team of highly knowledgeable and experienced people and a portfolio of great clients.

Our vision is to be a caring first-choice provider and partner for woodland management, woodland creation and timber harvesting for privately owned woodlands & landowners in England & Wales. I’m honoured and proud to be taking over from Andrew, and am looking forward to building on the thriving business he has created, delivering responsible forestry for the future.”


Andrew will be enjoying a well-deserved sabbatical over the summer months and will take up his new role in the autumn.