Tributes have been paid to Clive Frampton, the chairman of egg processor Framptons after his death was announced on 17 March.

Mr Frampton had been suffering from motor neurone disease.

He was highly revered within the egg industry and was described by Jonathan Farnhill, of BOCM as a “gentleman and true servant of the poultry industry.”

He was well-known within the industry, having served as President of the International Egg Commission.

Most recently he was chairman of the British Egg Products Association and the European Egg Processor Association and was also treasurer of the BEIC.

Mr Frampton was voted BOCM Pauls Poultry Man of the Year last year, which reflected the how highly he was regarded by his peers.

The NFU’s Charles Bourns paid tribute to Mr Frampton. “Clive supported and promoted the egg and egg product industries tirelessly.

“Key to Clive’s success I believe was not only his passion for the egg industry, but a genuine interest in people. He always had a friendly word and a smile wherever you met him and in his calm, thoughtful, determined way he got an awful lot done.”