Interface is run by Gavin Jordan and Mike Greenland, who have both been involved in the timber trade for their entire careers. They set up Interface in 2002 returning from volunteering in Africa and climbing unclimbed mountains in the Himalaya.

Gavin had been helping the Government of Bhutan manage and develop its forest resources, and Mike had been teaching forestry in a College in South Africa as a Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) volunteer. They set up the company in the West Midlands as an ethically driven business, with the aim to increase the sustainability of wood being used in the UK, and to improve the environmental, social, health and safety performance of forestry, wood-processing, paper and construction companies.

The company has grown steadily, and now employs 15 staff and uses over 30 associate auditors. More than 600 timber, paper and construction companies are certified with us.

Employee Owned

On the 6th January 2021 Interface became the only employee owned certification body in the UK. This means that Interface is driven by a fully engaged and motivated staff team, who are personal beneficiaries of the company and its profits.

Cyber Essentials

In 2019 Interface achieved Cyber Essentials Certification. Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme which can help an organisation of any size protect themselves against a whole range of cyber-attacks.

Customer experience is of the utmost importance to us here at Interface & one of our main reasons for achieving Cyber Essentials was to reassure our customers that we do have cybersecurity measures in place. It allows us to have a clear indication of our cyber security level.

You can find further information about Cyber Essentials on the government website (

Head office
T: +44 (0) 1952 288322
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Telford Office
e-Innovation Centre, University of Wolverhampton, Telford Campus, Priorslee, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 9FT

Bournemouth Office
Bourne Space, 23 Hinton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2EF

Our Telford Office
Centrally placed in the UK. We are Accredited by UKAS, which is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, as to Interface’s competency and ability to provide Certification against PEFC, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. We are also accredited by Assurance Services International GmbH, the official Accreditation body for FSC® certification.

Our Bournemouth Office
In addition to our office in Telford, Shropshire. Interface NRM is now able to offer ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001/45001, FSC® and PEFC Certification from our Bournemouth site.