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Glad to be a sponsor of the Long Mynd Batch Burner

The Long Mynd Batch Burner is a 48 kilometre mountain bike challenge which has become a mainstay of the mounting biking calendar. The event is designed to test the mettle of any mountain biker - and to raise money for Norbury Primary School, a tiny rural school located behind the...(more)

Happy Christmas!

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Using a Scottish haulier to maximise efficiency for a Scottish delivery

In our industry as in many others the efficiency of the delivery system can make all the difference to cost for the customer and to the bottom line for us. Those things aside, it seems to us just plain common sense to apply the same search for smart solutions to...(more)

The magic of Christmas in Bishop’s Castle

You'd have to be made of stone not to feel at least a twinge of excitement as Christmas approaches. It's in the air, in the faces of our children and grandchildren, and somehow it's there in the fact that for whatever reason, people are - for however brief a moment -...(more)

Old School Visitors

We were delighted to welcome students from Bishop's Castle Community College recently for a talk about forestry and sawmilling with particular reference to our operations here. Many of the people working at the mill attended that same school and many of the visitors were children, grandchildren or other relations of...(more)

Ransfords cutting edge Autumn 2017: our latest newsletter available for download

The latest issue of our newsletter focuses on Ransfords Great British Timber at work in settings that could hardly be more different, the first a luxurious country club in North Yorkshire (pictured above) the second, meeting a huge demand for social housing in Bristol. You can download the newsletter here There's news too...(more)

The early bird has no chance with these worms

There are things that none of us think about until someone comes along and asks if we can make it. The answer is usually yes because the team here are experienced, resourceful and flexible. So when a local farmer asked if we could make worm trays the answer was yes and then the question...(more)

Efficiency is the key

Someone once said that 'efficiency is doing better what is already being done'. It's something we take to heart around here and which we try to apply at every stage of the operation. So, if a wagon is leaving the yard we try to make sure its full: it is...(more)