NEX Group

NEX Group Projects

NEX Group is a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, providing a wide variety of electronic execution, risk mitigation, broking and information services for wholesale market participants. NEX takes its environmental and social responsibilities seriously - running both a voluntary carbon mitigation programme and an annual Charity Day that has raised more than £100 million in the past 20 years.

NEX Group was formerly ICAP plc.

NEX Group Dashboard


trees planted

tones CO2 captured

hectares of new woodland

new woodlands created

NEX Group at Lulworth

This is a productive woodland comprising largely Douglas fir, but with 11% of trees being native broadleaves. All Forest Carbon productive woodlands represent a permanent land use change, and this forest will continue to capture carbon in future rotations. With the UK being the third largest importer... Read more

NEX Group at Lower Broombriggs

This woodland is planted in partnership with the National Forest. It is predominantly a native broadleaf woodland designed to maximise the range of wildlife interests through species mix and the inclusion of open spaces and meadow. It is intended that long term management incorporates volunteers and... Read more

NEX Group at Maddie's Wood

This is a native woodland on former arable land close to the town of Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear. This site is crossed and edged by public footpaths. The project was designed to optimise benefits to as wide a range of wildlife as possible. Read more

NEX Group at Weekley Hall phase 2

This is a native broadleaf woodland planted on a former landfill site where the obligation was to restore to grassland but the estate preferred woodland creation as it creates a habitat link between two adjacent woodlands. The 6 ha site is just off the A43 on the outskirts of Kettering. Read more

NEX Group at Halterburnhead

Halterburnhead is the fruit of Forest Carbon's partnership with the Tweed Forum - responsible for 8 new woodlands between 2012 to 2018, covering 137 ha and totalling 220,000 trees, all aimed at natural flood management.  The projects are carefully situated in the Bowmont Valley, South of Kelso... Read more

NEX Group at Fisherground

This is the first result of a partnership between Forest Carbon and the Lake District National Park Authority. The objective is to create a mixed native woodland that will create connectivity with two existing ancient semi-natural woodlands in the valley. The combined sites include Birch, Oak, Scots... Read more

NEX Group at Balcorach

The new native woodland at Balcorrach, within the Cairngorms National Park, comprises 3 compartments, totalling 19.10ha gross, 14.26 net planted ha. Each compartment is riparian, ie lining a burn side, so that livestock will be excluded from the water edge. Environmental benefits are reduced diffuse... Read more

NEX Group at Winterhope

Winterhope lies on undulating farmland to the west of Langholm and is adjacent to Westwater; a newly established forestry block. This is a native broadleaf scheme which will provide a visual linkage with the surrounding landscape as well as providing much needed habitat networks. In the surrounding area... Read more

NEX Group at Mallerstang Common

This is a native broadleaved moorland project on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The project involves several pockets of planting, and has been made possible by agreement between the landowner and the grazing rights holders. The woodlands will be managed for wildlife conservation, and... Read more

NEX Group at Weekley Hall phase 1

This is a new broadleaf woodland of 6.6 hectares planted in Spring  2013 on former arable land. It forms a link between established woodland  and a similar new woodland planted on the estate in 2011, also in  partnership with Forest Carbon.  Tree species, principally oak,  beech... Read more

NEX Group at Halkburn

This native wood protects 2km of one bank of the Halk Burn which feeds the Gala Water as it enters Galashiels. In the event of extreme rainfall it will moderate the flow of water into the town and reduce flood risk. It lies close to a remnant of the ancient Ettrick Forest and will link with a native... Read more

NEX Group at Cranborne

This planting at Cranborne, Dorset, aims to recreate the forest that stood on this site up to the 17th Century and the site will revert to its former name - Haywood.  The woodland will be a productive one, managed to the very highest standards of continuous cover forestry. The planting and management... Read more

NEX Group at Strathmulzie

The new woodland at Strathmulzie is aimed at improving biodiversity and river habitat. There are no public access restrictions at the site. Read more

NEX Group at Dryhope

The restoration area covers 77 hectares of upland hill ground located to the north of St Mary’s Loch in the Scottish Borders. Until 10 years ago the area was heavily grazed by sheep, which is likely to have been a major cause of damage to the peatland. Sheep numbers on the area have now been significantly... Read more