English Southern Region
Bob Blanden, a Livestock Contractor from Wiltshire, has been elected as British Wool’s English Southern regional Board Member for a three year term, beginning on 1 April.
Bob’s initial involvement with British Wool was as a shearing instructor, and he has since represented Wiltshire as a Regional Committee Member for the past six years. Bob has also been involved with the NAAC Livestock Section and National Sheep Association.
On notification of the election results, Bob said “I am delighted that British Wool producers have granted me the opportunity to act as their representative on the Board. I’m looking forward to working for them to the best of my ability, using my industry experiences in a complimentary role.”
Scottish Southern Region
Jim Robertson, who farms in Langholm, has been re-elected as British Wool’s Scottish Southern regional Board Member for a further three year term, beginning on 1 April.
Representing the Scottish Southern region as Board Member since 2017, Jim was also appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board in 2018.
Jim runs a flock of 1,000 South Country Cheviots, 50 Texel’s and 100 Galloway cows, across 1,700 acres of LFA in Dumfriesshire.
On notification of the election results, Jim said “I feel privileged and delighted to have been elected back onto the Board to represent the Scottish Southern region for a further three years and I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead.”
Welsh Northern Region
Huw Evans, who farms in Rhyd-y-main, has been re-elected as British Wool’s Welsh Northern regional Board Member for a further three year term, beginning on 1 April.
Representing the North Wales region as a Board Member since 2017, Huw also represented Meirionnydd for nine years prior to this and was the North Wales Regional Chairman for six years up until his election onto the Board.
Huw farms in partnership with his wife, running two self-contained flocks of Welsh Mountain ewes and a pedigree Welsh Black Cattle herd on land rising up to 2,400 ft. Alongside his role as Board Member for British Wool, Huw represented Merioneth on NFU Cymru’s LFA Board from 2006 to 2019.
On notification of the election results, Huw said “I feel it a great honour to have been re-elected by my fellow wool producers for another term of office. I will do my utmost to safeguard their interest.”Back to Press Releases