Are you under 40, dynamic and making an impact on in egg or poultry business, or the poultry industry in general? Or do you know somebody who is?

If so, you or they could be in with a chance of winning the Egg and Poultry Industry Conference (Epic) Young Poultry Person of the Year award, an annual gong awarded in memory of Clive Frampton, former owner of Frampton’s egg-processing business, who passed away in 2012.

See also: Find out more about the Farmers Weekly Awards

Daniel Fairburn won Egg and Poultry Industry Conference's Young Poultry Person of the Year © Tim Scrivener

Daniel Fairburn won the 2015 Egg and Poultry Industry Conference’s Young Poultry Person of the Year award © Tim Scrivener

Entering or nominating is pretty straightforward – simply write down in no more than 500 words why the candidate deserves to win and email the entry to Epic committee member Philip Clarke at philip.clarke@rbi.co.uk.  

Closing date is 12 October.

Criteria

Candidates for 2016’s trophy, who must be under 40 but may come from any part of the egg and poultry supply chain, will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the their company in particular, and the poultry industry in general
  • Policies, programmes and innovations initiated by the candidate that have significantly enhanced productivity or otherwise furthered the interests of the poultry industry.

The winner will be invited to attend 2016’s Epic at the Celtic Manor hotel, South Wales on 6-7 November, and will be announced at the conference banquet.

Previous winners

  • 2015 Daniel Fairburn – LJ Fairburn
  • 2014 Rebecca Tonks – St Ewe Free Range Eggs
  • 2013 Philip Hammond – Crowshall Vets
  • 2012 Matthew Davies – David Davies and Co