The annual search is under way for somebody whose commitment
to the British pig industry needs to be recognised and
honoured by their peers.
2006 David Black Award winner
The David Black Award, sponsored by the British Pig Executive,
is presented annually to somebody who has made a positive
and sustained contribution to the British pig industry
in any capacity.
And the industry is full of such dedicated people who
work hard year after year for the benefit of all, yet they
are often the people least interested in seeking the limelight.
This year’s winner will be chosen by an independent
panel of judges chaired by BPEX Chief Executive Mick Sloyan
who is appealing for your help in making nominations for
this prestigious award.
In the past the award has been presented to people from
all areas of the industry – producers, academics,
journalists and even the Pig Health Control Association.
The official presentation will take place at an industry
breakfast in the House of Lords on Wednesday, October 31.
Mr Sloyan said: “Each year the recipient is firmly
of the belief there are people out there better qualified
than themselves to receive the award. But they have been
nominated by their peers who respect them for what they
“There is a wealth of talent in the British pig
industry and the aim of the award is to turn the spotlight
on somebody who deserves it, somebody whose contribution
has made a difference.”
Details of the award and nomination forms are available
on the BPEX website, www.bpex.org.uk.
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