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Warner Howard and The National Forest

September 27, 2010

Warner Howard, part of PHS Direct, is proud to announce that it is part of a brand new sponsorship project carried with The National Forest. 

The National Forest is a forest in the making, transforming 200 square miles of central England, spanning parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.  Already more than 7 million trees have been planted and woodland cover has been increased from 6% to 18% since the Forest was established in the early 1990s.  The eventual aim is for a third of the area to be covered by woodland to create a mosaic of farmland, open space, towns and villages, transport corridors, industrial use, waterways – all framed by woodland.The National Forest

Warner Howard, part of PHS Direct, has embarked on an exciting new sponsorship with The National Forest, by helping to create a woodland within the Forest.  The project involves the planting of 6 hectares of land at Overseal, just a few miles from Warner Howard’s Tamworth offices, with the option to plant further in due course.

Warner Howard is keen to demonstrate its social responsibility, and wants to work with a local organisation which will have a tangible, visible benefit that our staff and customers will be able to enjoy for many years to come, so The National Forest is a perfect fit.

Warner Howard will make a contribution to The National Forest for every low energy hand dryer (the Airforce and the 5500 Ultra), and will result in 5000 trees being planted every year for at least three years. 

The site is currently being prepared, with planting due to start in Spring 2011.  Mark Hinton, General Manager of Warner Howard, commented “This is an exciting project that will develop over the years, and we are looking forward to creating a woodland that can be utilised and enjoyed for generations to come.”

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