About us

Where it all began

Coombes was founded in 2002, by brothers Jack and Shane, initially operating under the name Coombes Forestry.

Almost 20 years later, and after a lot of hard work and investment, we are now one of the largest forestry and timber harvesting contractors in the UK, as well as a leading tree and vegetation management company.

We have also expanded our capabilities by adding a  dedicated civil engineering division, who are complemented by our fleet of modern road-rail vehicles, which are also available for hire under our own POS license. In addition, our in-house ecology team and GIS mapping experts ensure that our work is carried out in the most sustainable way possible, whilst also contributing to the conservation, protection, and restoration of the habitats in which we operate.

We've been privileged to work with a broad range of clients across a range of sectors, and we continue to grow and expand as we strive to meet and exceed our clients' expectations.

Some amazing organisations we've worked with

Fusion
sse
Portsmouth water
Colas
South western
RSPB
Environment Agency
Forestry Commission
Crown Estate
National Trust
Network Rail

Our leadership team

Shane Coombes

Shane Coombes

Managing Director
Jack Coombes

Jack Coombes

Operations Director
Kevin Coltart

Kevin Coltart

Business Development Manager
Kim Coombes

Kim Coombes

Office & Company Systems Manager
Steve Ford

Steve Ford

Senior OTP Manager
Paul James

Paul James

Head of H&S
Craig Mills

Craig Mills

Environment Manager
Tim Dicker

Tim Dicker

Senior Forestry Manager
Emily Dow

Emily Dow

HR Manager
Sandip Patel

Sandip Patel

Chief Technology Officer

Environmental Services

We are committed to helping our clients operate responsibly and in line with all relevant legislation. We’re proud to offer a range of services that support environmental and ecological sustainability.

Ready to start your project?
We're here to help.

To discuss your requirements, or to arrange a site visit, call us on 01730 231 761