A few days left to make NPA Chris Brant Award nomination

There are just a few days left to make your nomination for this year’s NPA Chris Brant Award, which will be presented at the National Pig Awards in November.

Once again the judges will be looking for someone who consistently goes the extra mile for the industry, said award sponsor Richard Longthorp.

“As I look over today’s confident, forward-looking industry, I see many potential Chris Brant Award candidates, working at the coal-face, and creating a positive image for British pig production.”

You can make your nomination here

The award, won in 2017 by former Pig World editor Sam Walton (pictured), 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 renamed the Chris Brant Award in memory of Chris, who died July 2009. He was one of the leaders of British Pig Industry Support Group, which helped lead direct action against retailers in 1998-2000.

“Chris Brant embodied all that was good about this industry,” said Mr Longthorp. “He was hard-working, blunt, rambunctious, a talented pig producer and as straight as a gun barrel. And he never, ever, failed to step up to the mark when his industry needed him.”


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


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