THE EDIBLE FOREST C.I.C. has 9 Directors focusing on different aspects of the project. We would be keen to take on a few more key people (Market Gardening & Sales).


Wade William Heames MIQ

Project Founder & Managing Director

Building Surveyor (DipSP) (PGDipCHE)
Historic Building Advisor
Land Surveyor / Engineer


Interests - Zero Waste Ecovillage Development, Edible Forest Gardening, Market Gardening, Eco-building, Historic Buildings.


Huw Richards

Director of all food growing activities

Checkout Huw Richards Nursery on Youtube.
Studied Human Geology.


David Carpenter

Director of all building works

Father of Tiberius 2 and Cameron 16 with my partner Katie.

Director of 6 companies with shares in 20 small businesses.

Over 20 years experience in concrete, linings and coatings. Repair and refurbishment of road tunnels globally including over 20 countries. Some large local ones include Dublin Port Tunnels which at the time was the largest civil engineering contract in Europe. A3 Hindhead bypass tunnels which were the largest road tunnels in the UK at the time. Almost all major road tunnels in the UK.

In the last 10 years moved into domestic construction and now own companies in all sectors. Building, glazing, scaffolding, heating and engineering. 

Now a small southwest developer with £2 million portfolio of sub 6 unit developments currently in works not including a further £1 million pre-repossession direct for bank asset completion projects ongoing. Specialising in bespoke steel structures cut and weld on site, piling, rafts and all other footings.

With a current team standing at 23 people ready for work.


Daren Lewis

Director of The Forest School

Forest School Teacher


Tom Skipworth

Finance Director

After leavng the Army I was stuck for a job and tried my luck
(badly) at teaching. I quickly developed a name in sales and
bid writing securing large tenders and selling the courses to
local employers.

I’m now a Business and Compliance
Manager for a sales team. I’ve studied on the job and have
kept my bid writing skills up to date supporting local charities
and organisations including a food bank, a homeless outreach
and a litter picking group win small to medium grants.

I’m looking forward to securing some niche grants for the
project to get the forest and market garden off the ground,
along with supporting with the overall management plan
leading to the initial success with the local council.


Simon Masters

Director of The Edible Forest



Rosie Maunder

Director of The Edible Forest

Edible Forest Team

Studied Human Geology


Interests - Reforesting agricultural land.


Elaine Webb

Director of The Edible Forest

Edible Forest Team

Experienced Forest Gardener (20 years) - The Naturally Vegan Plot


Interests - Forest Gardening

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