Our mission is to drive sustainable demand for British wool in order to maximise returns for our members.

Are you a sheep farmer, passionate about the sector and keen to play a role in its future?

British Wool is a farmer led organisation that works on behalf of its members under cooperative principals, handling wool from all UK sheep farmers regardless of wool type, location, and quantity.

British Wool markets the wool it handles collectively, in a managed way throughout the year, to maximise the value received by all sheep farmers in the UK.

British Wool’s Non-Executive Board consists of nine regionally elected and two publicly appointed independent members. Collectively the board is responsible for the success of British Wool and provides strategic direction to the executive team that manages the business and reviews business performance, major business initiatives and investment.

Elected Board members serve for three-year terms, and we are now inviting nominations for Board members to represent the English Southern, Welsh Northern and Scottish Southern regions. The term of office for each of these positions will commence 1st April 2023.

The Board members who have offered themselves for re-election are as follows.

Bob Blanden                (English Southern Region)

Huw Evans                   (Welsh Northern Region)

Jim Robertson             (Scottish Southern Region)

Details of the role:

  • Non-executive board members are expected to work approximately 30 days a year, attending Board meetings and other relevant committee meetings over a period of 2-3 days each month. They are also expected to represent British Wool in their region.
  • The current annual remuneration is £9,218 pa. Reasonable business expenses will also be paid.
  • Successful candidates will receive a full induction and be offered relevant training to assist them in carrying out their duties as a non-executive Board member.
  • Visit for more details about the board, its members, and their roles.
  • If you have any questions please contact Board Secretary, Andy Whelan by email: [email protected]

Nomination Process:

  • Candidates must be nominated by 10 registered British Wool members from the region they wish to represent. 
  • No special form of nomination is required, but nomination forms can be downloaded from the British Wool website if required.
  • All nominators should supply their own address, authorised signature and membership number.For details of the regions please visit:

Nominations should arrive no later than 6pm on Thursday 5th January 2023 by email to [email protected] or by post to: British Wool, Wool House, Sidings Close, Canal Road, Bradford, BD2 1AZ.


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Are you a sheep farmer, passionate about the sector and keen to play a role in its future?
Jim Robertson (Scottish Southern Region)
Huw Evans (Welsh Northern Region)
Bob Blanden (English Southern Region)