Epic Young Poultry Person of the Year 2014 Rebecca Tonks

The deadline for this year’s Epic Young Poultry Person of the Year award is fast approaching.

Presented by the Egg and Poultry Industry Conference (Epic) organising committee in memory of egg processor Clive Frampton, the award is intended to recognise young talent within the entire poultry sector.

As well as the annual trophy, the winner will get a free place at Epic – to be held at the Celtic Manor Hotel on 1 and 2 November – including accommodation and a place at the banquet.

To stand a chance of winning, please email a submission of about 500 words to philip.clarke@rbi.co.uk explaining what it is that makes the candidate – who must be younger than 40 – stand out.

The closing date has been extended to this Friday (16 October) and self-nominated entries are welcome.

Last year’s winner – the third in the short history of the award – was Rebecca Tonks (pictured), who has been a driving force behind the St Ewe Free Range Egg business in Cornwall.

In 2013, the award went to poultry vet Philip Hammond, and in the inaugural year, Matthew Davies of egg producer David Davies and Co picked up the prize.