Collecting, grading, promoting and selling great British fleece wool since 1950.
Under The British Wool Marketing Board Scheme of 1950, British Wool is required to register all producers with four or more sheep (with the exception of Shetland, which has its own arrangement). There are currently approximately 45,000 registered producers.
Receiving no financial support, although operating commercially, British Wool is a non-profit making organisation, returning to producers the market price for their wool, less its own costs.
The Board of nine elected producer members, representing nine different areas of the UK, two Government appointees and three Officers of the Board meet eight times a year and report back to nine regionally elected committees.
Day to day operations are run from the Board's headquarters in Bradford, with regional offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.