Nominations are now open for the 2016 Chris Brant Award, which will be presented to this year’s recipient as part of the industry’s National Pig Awards ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel on November 9.
“There can be only one winner every year and in the past the judges have had an incredibly difficult time picking just one name from so many inspirational entries so if you have nominated someone in the past and they didn’t win please try again this year,” said NPA vice-chairman Richard Longthorp, who is once again sponsoring the award.
“It is important the industry recognises the contribution made by these exceptional people, particularly when we are going through such a difficult period.”
The award began as an industry service award in 1999 when it was presented to Chris Brant and John Cusson at the People in Pigs event in East Yorkshire.
It was renamed the Chris Brant Award in 2009, in memory of a British Pig Industry Support Group leader, who helped organise direct action against retailers in 1998-2000.
The National Pig Awards event is organised by Pig World in association with NPA, AHDB Pork and the British Pig Association.
Headline image (left to right) shows 2015 award winner Jimmy Butler and Richard Longthorp