MD of Afterwood

Jonathan Ford – Managing Director

Jonathan set up Afterwood with the primary focus of supplying biomass fuel. After years of wanting his own business and enjoying several roles as a buyer of commodities he realised there was a big opportunity to enter a market in it’s infancy. He is very proud of the achievements of Afterwood and is still keen to keep growing.

After work Jonathan enjoys playing and watching sports. He is a keen tennis and squash player and invites anyone to come and have a game. He also likes to keep an eye on the property and stock markets

Emma Gale – Senior Account Manager

With over 20 years experience in the timber industry, Emma brings her experience in managing accounts to Afterwood. Emma provides the daily contact to all our customers and supports transport on planning our fleet of wood pellet tankers. Emma also manages our regulatory information on FSC, BSL and ENPlus for the sustainability of our products.

Emma enjoys an active lifestyle walking her 2 Labradors along with swimming and scuba diving. Emma has an eclectic taste in music and enjoys regularly attending concerts from artists past and present.

Vivienne Brown – Office Manager

After working over 30 years at a local timber operation, Vivienne brings experience to the team on financial matters.
Vivienne manages invoicing, accounts payable and other daily tasks in managing the finances for Afterwood. Vivienne is also a qualified HGV driver and can be seen lending a hand on deliveries.

At home Vivienne likes to live “The Good Life” as per Tom & Barbara from the famous series with her menagerie of animals.
A passionate motorcyclist Vivienne also enjoys the NFL as a supporter of the Denver Broncos.

Robert Soderstrom – Sales Director

Robert joined Afterwood in January 2019. Over the years he has built up an  extensive knowledge of the renewables industry, he was part of an advisory group to Government for the Feed in Tariff and has worked with several awarding bodies helping develop training programmes for the sector.

When he isn’t working, Robert likes to travel with his wife and twin daughters. He has been known to hit a ball around a golf course, he tells us his handicap are his clubs!


Mark Welshman – Class 1 Driver

With 32 Years driving Mark Joined the Afterwood team in September 2018. Mark will be seen doing his deliveries in the Arctic.

Richard Needham – Class 2 Driver

With 38 Years driving experience Richard Joined the Afterwood team in December 2016. Richard will be seen doing his deliveries in the 6 Wheeler.

Ian Vickers – Class 2 Driver

Ian is our newest member, he has gone from Astute Class to Class 2, Ian recently used his resettlement money from a career in the Royal Navy as a submariner to gain his HGV licence.


Yaz Robinson – Transport Manager

With previous experience in the agricultural and recruitment sector Yaz originally joined the Accounts team but quickly became involved in the transport side of the business.

Outside of work Yaz enjoying spending time with her horse going to regular competition.

Contact us

Afterwood Ltd.
Moor Farm
Clifton Lane
NG23 7DG

Tel: 01522 703647

Latest News

  • Silo cleaning service
    Silo cleaning service
    Now the warmer weather is upon us, there is no better time to have your silo cleaned! As part of the RHI requirement, regular servicing of your boiler is almost second nature. However for many their pellet silos are unfortunately overlooked. Over time, no matter how good...
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  • Nottinghamshire County Council Contract won!
    Nottinghamshire County Council Contract won!
    Afterwood are delighted to confirm that we have successfully tendered for the Nottinghamshire County Council contract to supply ENPlus A1 pellets to schools and related businesses in the County. Jonathan Ford, Afterwood’s Managing Director said, “ this is a contract I have wanted to have for some...
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    We now source our pellets direct from the producer
    Afterwood have always been committed to providing exceptional customer service, at the same time, wanting to keep costs as low as possible. Over the last few years, the cost of fibre (round wood)  has gone up significantly, the impact of this has been rising pellet prices. In...
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