24 August 2001

Nominate a worthy person for a most prestigious title

THERE has never been a tougher year for the beleaguered livestock industry.

So it is even more important to celebrate the contributions of people who have revealed decisive leadership, innovation or dedication in the production and promotion of British meat.

The new award, known as the Royal Smithfield Club Bicentenary Trophy, sets out to do just that.

Last year, the award was won by Don Curry, former chairman of the MLC for his pioneering work in the promotion of British Meat.

If you know someone worthy of this years award, why not nominate him or her for this prestigious title. It could be a leading farmer, a prominent vet or butcher, plant breeder or animal nutritionist who has helped perfect cost-effective rations. The winner must be living and someone who has achieved the highest standards in British meat research, production or promotion.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the British Festival of Meat dinner in London. The winner will receive the Royal Smithfield Clubs Bicentenary Perpetual Trophy of an Armada dish set with 25 golden guineas, to keep for one year. &#42

The winner will receive the Royal Smithfield Clubs Bicentenary Perpetual Trophy of an Armada dish set with 25 golden guineas, to keep for one year. &#42

How to enter

Entries are by nomination and should be accompanied by a 150-word explanation of why your candidate deserves to win. Nominations to be returned to the Royal Smithfield Club by Aug 31, 2001. Those who nominate a shortlisted candidate will receive a cheque for £100, or a share of that sum for multi-nominations.

Read the rules

1 No entry forms can be accepted after closing date of Aug 31, 2001.

2 The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

3 The judges reserve the right to disqualify entries without explanation.

4 All shortlisted candidates must agree to attend the presentation in London and to co-operate in publicising the award.

NOMINATION FORM

If individual

Surname ……………………………………………………. Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss) ……

First name …………………………………………………………………………………..

If organisation or company

Full name of organisation, company etc………………………………………………

Contact name at company……………………………………………………………….

All nominees

Full address …………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………. Post code………………….

Tel (private) …………………………….. (business) ……………………………….

My details

Surname ……………………………………………………. Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss) ……

First name …………………………………………………………………………………..

Address………………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………. Post code………………….

Tel (private) …………………………….. (business) ……………………………….

Signature………………………………………………….. Date………………………….

Submit your 150-word supporting statement, typed on a separate sheet and send to: The Secretary, Royal Smithfield Club, Brierley House, Summer Lane, Combe Down, Bath BA2 5LE.