The British Wool Marketing Board
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A farmer run organisation, the BWMB was established in 1950 to operate a central marketing system for UK fleece wool, with the aim of achieving the best possible net return for producers.
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Under The British Wool Marketing Scheme of 1950, the BWMB is required to register all producers with four or more sheep (with the exception of Shetland, which has its own arrangement). There are currently over 46,000 registered producers.
The Board of 9 elected producer members, representing 9 different areas of the UK, and 2 Government appointees, meets eight times a year and reports back to nine regionally elected committees.

Day to day operations are run from the Board's headquarters in Bradford, with small regional offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
board members
- non executive
>Ian Buchanan
>Trevor Richards
>Ruairidh Mackenzie
>Peter Myles
>Carl Stephenson
>Brian Dallyn
>Richard Cottrill
>Gethin Havard
>Bedwyr Jones
>Julia Lucas
>Peter Baren
financial information
A year in farming is never dull, the last one for sheep farmers has seen enormous improvements in the value of sheep meat, despite the World going through the worst financial crisis since the 1930ís. Much of the increase in our sheep meat price has been on the back of a very weak currency and this has also helped us to sell the wool clip.

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