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Two more AIG candidates confirmed

8th Jan 2018 / By Alistair Driver

There are now 16 candidates for the Allied Industry Group (AIG) after two more nominations were confirmed on deadline day. 

With the window for nominations today, the latest to be added to the list are Tulip's Jen Waters and Biomin UK's Neil Spreckley. 

Jen WatersNeil SpreckleyIn her election manifesto, Jen said her role within Tulip Ltd is to build supply chains, bridging the gap between producers, allied industries, customers and crucially consumers.

"A proactive approach to recognising the importance of looking beyond the farm gate and across the entire supply chain is required in order for our industry to thrive. We cannot isolate ourselves from the increasingly uncertain climate we are currently in and it is only through collaboration that our entire industry can succeed," she said. 

Neil has spent his whole career, now 37 years, in the UK animal feed and food industries, and having held senior commercial management roles with likes of AB Agri, EWOS (leading salmon feed supplier in Scotland) and Biomin.

He says: "What I would like to achieve? To help with the positive promotion of United Kingdom pig and pork products industry, fighting for a level playing field with our EU/European neighbours and competitors on key industry issues such as antibiotic usage reduction (where Biomin have a range of products which are actively being used to help such reduction), animal welfare and health standards."

To view their manifestos, click here 

Last chance 

For anyone else thinking of giving it a go, today is the very last chance to get your nominations in - the deadline is midnight tonight

To nominate, click here

The dedicated NPA election website also includes full election rules, plus the manifestos of all the candidates confirmed so far and a detailed history of the NPA, highlighting why producer representation matters so much to this industry.  

Online voting begins on January 22.