Support for innovative service provider to the Forestry Sector

Project Info

Client Seamus Whelan (SW Forestry & Training)

Project Description

Seamus Whelan approached Laois Partnership in 2012 with a proposal to expand his forestry related training business and also to develop a forestry extraction service targeted at inaccessible and environmentally sensitive areas of forestry.

On the back of a successful application he received funding to:

1) Purchase a customised mobile training unit for delivery of forestry related training in situ within forestry sites. ( Seamus is s qualified to offer training to the industry accepted standards i.e. City and Guilds, NPTC and Lantra Awards.)

2) Purchase a mini forwarder to develop a forestry extraction business. This innovative is enabling Seamus to provide a forestry service to onwers of previously inaccessible and commercially non-viable areas i.e. environmentally sensitive areas, wetlands and peatlands

Seamus Whelan exhibiting his Mobile Training Unit and Mini Forwarder at the Forestry Expo at Stradbally Estate in Laois.

Seamus Whelan exhibiting his Mobile Training Unit and Mini Forwarder at the Forestry Expo at Stradbally Estate in Laois.

Mini forwarder in action

Mini forwarder in action