Just a few days left to nominate for the 2018 Chris Brant Award
There are just a few days left to make your nomination for this year’s National Pig Association (NPA) Chris Brant Award.
The award, which will be announced at a ceremony in November, seeks to recognise the contribution made by exceptional individuals within the British pig industry.
The honour has become one of the British pig industry’s most treasured awards because it’s peer-nominated with the winner chosen by producers and allied trades.
Once again, the judges will be looking for someone who consistently goes the extra mile for the industry.
Award sponsor Richard Longthorp said: “As I look over today’s confident, forward-looking industry, I see many potential Chris Brant Award candidates, working at the coalface, and creating a positive image for British pig production.”
The Chris Brant Award
The NPA Chris Brant Award is named after well-known producer and pig industry activist Chris Brant, who died in July 2009.
The Chris Brant Award was founded in 1999 as the Pig Industry Service Award, when it was presented to Chris Brant and John Cusson at the People in Pigs event in East Yorkshire.
It was later renamed the Chris Brant Award in memory of Chris Brant, who died July 2009.
Chris Brant was widely regarded as a hard-working, blunt, rambunctious, a talented pig producer, never failing to step up to the mark when the industry needed him.
Chris Brant was one of the leaders of British Pig Industry Support Group. He helped lead direct action against retailers in 1998-2000.
Nominations can be made online and close on July 31, 2018.
Award Hall of Fame
2017 Sam Walton
2016 Richard Lister
2016 Special award — NPA’s Georgina Crayford, Zoe Davies, Lizzie Wilson, Andrea Vickers
2015 Jimmy Butler
2014 Digby Scott
2013 Jonathan French
2012 Peter Crichton
2011 Nick White
2011 Special Award — Digby and Ann Scott
2010 Nigel Penlington
2009 Hugh Crabtree
2008 Fred Henley
2006 Richard Longthorp
2006 John Rowbottom
2004 Lynda Davies
2002 John Millard
1999 John Cusson
1999 Chris Brant