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Last day for Chris Brant nominations

31st Jul 2017 / By Alistair Driver

Today is the last day to get your Chris Brant Award nomination in. 

NPA CB awardA number of excellent entries have already been submitted but the organisers would like to see more in recognition of those prepared to 'go the extra mile' on behalf of the pig industry. 

In a recent post on the NPA Forum, judging panel chair Richard Longthorp suggested any apathy out there would be 'a poor reflection of the legacy of Chris Brant who simply didn’t have a strand of 'apathy DNA' in his body'.

"It would also be an unforgivable missed opportunity to recognise one of those fantastic people who have and continue to go the extra mile for our British Pig Industry," he added. 

The award, named in honour of larger-than-life pig farmer and campaigner Chris Brant, was deservedly won last year by National Pig Association (NPA) chairman Richard Lister, with a Special award going to the NPA staff (pictured above).

The 2017 award will once again be presented at the prestigious National Pig Awards ceremony in London in November.

Richard said: “This award in his name is not about doing your paid job well or even very well. It is about recognising those who consistently go that extra mile, without personal reward, when their industry needs it most.”

  • To nominate an individual or an organisation you think has stepped up to the mark, click here, stating your nomination, your reasons for nominating and your name and email address

The closing date for nominations is July 31, 2017