Just Wood Leicestershire CIC

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) otherwise known as a Social Enterprise. We don't have shareholders and any profits we make are reinvested in the company, used to support our volunteers to gain training in the industry or related industries, or to support education projects focussing on recycling and reusing.

Our Community Interest Company is registered and our number is 07975001. We were incorporated on 5th March 2012 and began trading in April 2013.

We have been supported through a start up grant by Wates Giving, we would like to thank the Wates family for their support in those early stages.

Just Wood is currently managed by 2 women:

Julie Foster    Managing Director

Del Acton     Workshop Manager

Other Employees:

Ryan Butterfield Recycling Operative

Our Long Term Volunteers


John is one of our key volunteers he helps with so many tasks it is difficult to list them all here. He has built racking in the retail area, chops firewood and kindling, helps with collections and comes up with excellent ideas for the company.


Paolo has been volunteering with us for about a year and has been involved in many aspects of the business, he loves driving the van and doing our collections and deliveries. He is expceting to start a full time driving job during the summer.


Salim is currently looking for employment and is great at keeping our yard and shop tidy he is very handy with a sander and sands most of our wood.


Abbie is a single parent and looking to gain skills and confidence in the workplace, she has become to be a very dependable volunteer. She manages the shop where neccesary and deals with sales and customers as well as taking phone calls and responding to clients.


Angela is a bright and entusiastic volunteer who often deals with visual merchandising, sales and taking calls.

Aswell as minding the store and dealing with the day to day activities of the office.


Our Company Directors


Julie Foster

Julie is the Managing Director working on a daily basis within the company and is responsible for ensuring the business grows and develops as well as liaising with the staff and other directors.

Anthony Herbert

Anthony is a Leicestershire farmer who believes in supporting local charities and community projects.

Kevin Allen-Khimani

Kevin works at Volunatry Action Leicestershire and supports Just Wood as a Director advsing on Volunteer Management and Funding.








History of Just Wood Leicestershire

Just Wood is a Community Interest Company established in March 2012 to reduce the amount of wood entering landfill.

We also aim to provide a limited number of volunteering opportunties for people in the area who are unemployed or who want to share their skills with others