James Burnford - Managing Director

James started Northwood in 1983, actually felling the Oak trees and selling the timber to other sawmills. His role as Managing Director is to oversee all aspects of the business and drive the business forward through continual improvement of the products and services supplied by his team.

Stuart Rivers - Sales Team

Stuart has been at Northwood since 2002 and has brought with him a mountain of knowledge, collected whilst working in the trade since leaving school many years ago. He has 45 years of experience in the timber trade, so he should be capable of answering any queries you have. He certainly knows his wood. As of April 2019, Stuart has reduced his working hours to three days a week.

JJ Banasco-Zaragoza - Sales Team

JJ joined the team in 2018, coming from a timber merchants background.  Before arriving at Northwood, JJ had already amassed a good knowledge of timber.  While usually found working in Northwood's sales office, JJ makes regular trips to client sites to discuss their needs and requirements.  Outside of work, JJ's main passion is Football and Golf.

Tom Gale - Sales Team

Tom joined Northwood in 2019, coming from a local timber merchant. Tom's main role is in the sales office, but he can also be found around the mill helping with various roles and is also our Health and Safety Officer.

Annie Reynolds - Head of Accounts

Annie worked previously as a private Medical Secretary to some of the top Consultants in Brighton before joining Northwood in 1998 to help with the accounts side of the business and as James’ PA.

Northwood Forestry Ltd

Goose Green Lane


West Sussex

RH20 2LW

01798 813 029