NPA's Andrea Tranter elected onto LIPS exec team
4th Sep 2020 / By Alistair Driver
NPA office manager Andrea Tranter has been elected onto the Ladies in Pigs (LIPS) executive team.
LIPS held their AGM on Wednesday, having previously advertised that three positions were becoming available on the executive team due to long serving members stepping down.
Andrea (right), who has been a big supporter of LIPs since joining the NPA five years ago, put herself forward for one of the positions earlier this year to help strengthen the relationship between NPA and LIPS.
She was elected to the executive team on Wednesday evening along with MasterChef finalist Janine Lishman-Peat, who runs a small catering company and Jacqui Marsden, who runs a cookery school and specialises in making pork pies.
Debbie Wilson remains in her post as chairwoman and Susannah Gimson and Rita Wells were re-elected as vice chairs. Jenny Jenkinson was re-elected as Treasurer and Claire Davies as Sponsorship and Membership secretary.
Sue Woodall, Jane Raven, Jane Nicholson and Lucy Ferris stood down after many years of time and commitment to the organisation, with many thanks being expressed to them for their dedication and commitment.
Andrea joined LIPS as an active member three years ago, helping at shows across the country, talking to members of the public about the versatility of British Red Tractor Pork and handing out thousands of samples of LIPS recipes.
She has been involved in helping LIPS chairwoman Debbie Wilson with the development and delivery of the educational packs in schools across the country at primary level, and is now looking to help support a GCSE and A Level education resource pack, too.
"LIPS is a great organisation that has supported the British pig industry for many years. I hope I can be a useful bridge in conveying what is happening within industry that the wonderful ladies could help support.
"Each of us on the exec bring something to the table in helping to make decisions on what LIPS should be working and focusing on. All I can say is there are lots of exciting plans being discussed so watch this space!"
Ladies in Pigs is open to all to join - if you would be interested in becoming an active member of LIPS helping at shows or maybe you would like your company to become a corporate sponsor you can find further details here