Dave Atkinson

Dave is our Senior Forestry Manager for Edwin Thompson having joined the firm in 2013 and leads in providing professional forestry services for our woodland owners and clients.  Dave is a Professional Member and part of the National Council of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and is currently the Chairman for the North of England Regional Group.

Before joining the firm Dave worked for six years as a Lecturer for the University of Cumbria’s National School of Forestry and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Prior to this Dave worked for over ten years in the private Forestry sector in West Scotland and for the Forestry Commission in Cumbria.

Dave brings a wide range of practical forestry experience covering large scale commercial plantation management, new woodland creation, environmental impact assessment, timber harvesting and marketing and woodland certification.

Dave lives in Ennerdale, West Cumbria, with his family and when away from work can be found in the hills or sailing off the west coast.