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  1. Hi all... So after years of having 2x Suffolks & a Small black thing from as young as possible to get their heads right, they are now getting old enough to start work. The plan is to try and create 2x full time posts based around the horses! Initially role will be: Fell etc. Extract with horses, still in training, oh and entire! to load area. Bring back to farm with machinery. Process with firewood processor Onto drying floor. deliver / or post dry logs. Down the line will look at alternate options with horses and timber products. However, at the moment only have 50acres of 20yr old first thinning to go at so timber <300mm. We will mix in the hardwood from Arb work to supplement during early phase whist horses coming up to fitness etc. This section of the business is highly unlikely to ever make money, however, I would like it to cover costs. As a result I will have limited wage capacity initially, although if it works great then I'll have lots more flexibility. I was thinking 1 experienced & 1 less so! So the reason for this post is: Anybody interested in jobs like this? If so let me know. We're based in Leicestershire but cannot offer camping, lodging, stabling. But may be able to assist in this respect. If you have experience in similar to what I'm doing and want to offer free advice please get in touch also. Thanks Mike mike@beddow.info
  2. Looking for 1 or 2 fully qualified Groundie looking to progress thru to experienced climbers. In Leicestershire. pm if interested.
  3. Got a foreperson position available in Leicester, be a good opportunity for experienced climber with one eye on life after climbing. Beddow Tree Foreperson.pdf
  4. Hi all Got a gap coming up for a climber in Leicestershire near M1 Junc 21a 5 days a week all year or could do 2days constant. S/E. £100-170/day PM or email mike@beddow.info
  5. Incase anyone is looking to get into the industry we have a full time position available with full training for someone looking to get into the industry. Must have a driving license. Based in Leicestershire. email: mike@beddow.info for more info
  6. Hi looking for 1 or 2 Self employed climbers for either fixed days per week or as required day bookings in advance. Would also consider a full time or 4-5 day per week in a foreman role for right candidate. All year round work. Based off Junc 21a of the M1 in Leicestershire. Please email rates and availability to: mike@beddow.info
  7. Hi got availability for a decent climber Mondays or Tuesdays or both ongoing as of 12th 13th August. Can also offer further days on adhoc basis as cover if you get a cancellation etc. Just off the M1 junction 21a email: mike@beddow.info
  8. Looking for a fully qualified climber, ideally with a minimum 1 yr experience. Or would consider some old crone looking to move from climbing towards a sales / management role. Obviously due to equal rights un all, young crones may also apply! Close to Junc 21a M1 email: mike@beddow.info
  9. £5280 inc Ash with crane inc Grinding £3700 inc Eucalyptus ground level just rigging
  10. Got a pile of Ash logs coming from a job in Market Bosworth if anyone is interested? I'm running out of space in the yard due to redevelopment and hay season! Is anyone managing to sell (on a sustainable basis softwood timber). I need to decide whether to chip the logs or split them. Obviously the latter requires setting up sales side etc whereas the former requires some larger gear!
  11. One last throw of the dice on finding someone with the full skill set before I commit to plan B: Plan B: I will be looking for an experienced subby 1-2 days per week ongoing and another climber not at the level as described earlier but looking to develop, 5 days a week. The 5 day a week climber could be at any level as priority will be finding someone that fits with the rest of the team. Rates will reflect ability.
  12. Sums it up very nicely and eloquently, thanks. The package has always been open to discussion, mainly used S/e rates as the start as I thought the role would suit a climber that wants to have input into their environment and develop.
  13. Ok Re 3 jobs into 1. Not at all, the role re-training would be a phone call regarding a member of staff who needs development in an area, discussion as to how to develop them internal: put on certain jobs with foreman for some on site time, add easy jobs around day to create time etc. or send out house or I spend time with them. Equipment issues = "Mike we need this" = discussion as to benefit vs cost = then get it in. Really it means if foreman wants certain rigging, saws, truck design, chippers, ladders, loaders, unit layout, yard layout, etc they have input. Which means the efficiency of the business can be improved, this makes days easier, more productive and everyone more secure and happier! It is not a role to absorb time like running a business does, it would allow someone to switch off at home time, probably a phone call in the car a few nights a week. Re "Anyone with those skills would be doing it for themselves" - Not everyone wants to be working all hours / days which is particularly important when establishing a business. E.g. Some people may have children which they want to have time with and a role where they can be an active part in the business and therefore help create an environment they enjoy, whilst not having to worry about work flow, equipment, quotes, office work, accounts, advertising, managing staff, etc etc. Re salary I'm easy paye or S/E as stated. The earnings of £42k s/e would be just under the tax bracket for higher rate earning. Costs such as running vehicles can be offset against tax and pension development managed by the candidate. The package can be split in anyway but the ultimate cost per working day will be the same to the business. Certainly your suggestion of £30k + benefits would line up! Its a choice for the candidate! Re roles for current staff, yes working on it and no there is not a huge amount needs doing but I always aim to continue to improve. If I can get someone else in to aid with the development it gives another point of view and to sustain work flow I can only be on site 1 day per week. Essentially its a role for someone who wants to have input into shaping their own working environment but doesn't want to run a business. Re the training / Arb Association would be something I would look at, albeit the system I use won't be far off. And yes business is good and getting better although not bigger, hopefully!


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