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New Board member for BWMBs English Northern Region
> New Board member for BWMBs English Northern Region

Following the retirement of Malcolm Corbett, the result of the recent Board Member Election in the English Northern Region, is that Carl Stephenson, who farms in Teesdale, Co Durham, has been elected to the British Wool Marketing Board for a three year term beginning on 1 April.

The votes cast for the four candidates were as follows:-


Carl Stephenson 8,373

Not elected:

Gordon Capstick 4,723

Brian Nutter 5,087

Trevor Wilson 5,373

Carl Stephenson, and his wife Julia, farm 400 acres (mainly tenanted) of Severely Disadvantaged land in Teesdale, Durham, running Limousin and Beef Shorthorn suckler cows along with Swaledale ewes, bred pure and crossed, Bluefaced Leicesters and North of England Mule Ewes their own stratified sheep industry.

Carl says Thanks for electing me as the BWMB Northern Region representative. I was absolutely delighted to receive the news and am very much looking forward to fulfilling this role to the best of my ability.

I would also like to thank my predecessor, Malcolm Corbett, for his excellent work over the last six years, including the last three serving as BWMB Chairman. I will try to keep up his momentum."



Carl Stephenson, newly appointed BWMB Board member for English Northern region


For further information

Please contact

Gareth Jones, BWMBs Producer Communications Manager

on 07590 355885 or


Lauren Boulton, BWMBs Producer Communications Assistant

on 01274 688666 or

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