Veon, Ireland’s leading forest management company has appointed Colm Hobbins as Veon’s Regional Manager for the North-West.
Colm holds a B.Sc in Wood Science and Technology from the University of Limerick, and a M.Sc in Environmental Forestry from Bangor University in Wales. Colm worked as a forestry contractor for a period prior to obtaining his Masters degree and he is also a registered member of the Society of Irish Foresters. Colm commenced with Veon as an operations forester and has recently been appointed to the role of Regional Manager. He is responsible for the management of Veon’s plantations in the region through planning and scheduling of roading and harvesting operations and ensuring that our clients get the very best professional forestry advice and service in the North West.
Colm is also responsible for building up Veon’s plantation establishment programme in the North West. If you would like to speak with Colm about any matters regarding forestry or establishment in the North West give him a call.
Commenting on his new role Colm stated “it’s all about adding value to our clients and Veon is committed to the highest professional standards within the forest sector. It is rewarding to work in a sector which has such a positive impact on the environment and which helps to minimise the effects of climate change through increasing the level of forest cover in Ireland. Veon promotes more effective land use in forestry to benefit our clients most of whom are local farmers seeking to diversify their income streams and strengthen their long term financial positions. As a country, Ireland needs to develop a culture of loving timber and promoting its use wherever possible and being part of that effort is challenging and exciting.”
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