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Meet Welsh Regional Coordinator, Sue Turley Meet Welsh Regional Coordinator, Sue Turley 22 July 2019 Sue joined the British Wool team in January 2019, taking on the role as Welsh Regional Coordinator for British Wool. Sue is based at our Newtown grading depot and is currently responsible for running the Welsh regional office. The role includes coordinating the sheep shearing training programme in Wales, clerking Welsh Northern and Southern regional committees and promoting the work of British Wool. Read Blog
Ella Doran – showcasing British wool and the circular economy Ella Doran – showcasing British wool and the circular economy 15 July 2019 Ella Doran is an award winning British designer with her own homewares brand. She is currently exhibiting her latest project - Sheep to Seat, Fleece to Floor - at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). Ella explains more about her inspiration in our latest blog. Read Blog
British Wool at the Royal Welsh Show British Wool at the Royal Welsh Show 15 July 2019 Sheep farmers and visitors wanting to learn more about British Wool can visit their display area at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells from Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th July. This year, British Wool’s display area will form part of the NSA stand, located on the front of the NSA pavilion. Read Press Release
The importance of British Wool The importance of British Wool 12 July 2019 Q: Is British Wool a profit making organisation? A: Not in the traditional sense. Our profits are the returns we give to the 40,000 producers who send their wool to us. As a farming co-operative, we are owned by our producers – the returns we provide for our members recognise the true market value of the wool. Read Press Release
Meet Producer Marketing Manager,Gareth Jones Meet Producer Marketing Manager,Gareth Jones 11 July 2019 Gareth lives in Denbigh, North Wales, is a fluent Welsh speaker and has extensive knowledge of the agricultural and wool industries having worked 24 years for British Wool. In his role with British Wool, Gareth manages the Producer Marketing team who are responsible for all producer facing activity. Read Blog
Great Yorkshire Show Great Yorkshire Show 8 July 2019 to 11 July 2019 The Great Yorkshire Show is one of the biggest agricultural events in England. It is set to be spectacular, celebrating the very best of food, farming and rural life. Read Events
How to sleep better with wool bedding How to sleep better with wool bedding 8 July 2019 Dr Graham Ormondroyd is Head of Materials Research at Bangor University. With a background in natural materials science, Graham has published numerous research papers on the benefits of biomaterials, such as wool, and their ability to replace plastics. Graham explains how bedding – pillows, duvets, mattresses – made from wool can help you sleep better and longer. Read Blog
The 2019 Wool Carpet & Rug Awards - now open for entry The 2019 Wool Carpet & Rug Awards - now open for entry 1 July 2019 Sponsored by The Campaign for Wool, in association with British Wool, the awards are designed to celebrate excellence in wool carpet and rug manufacture. Now in its fourth year, the event has proven to be a great success, helping to promote the many benefits of wool flooring to a wide and varied audience. Read Press Release
British Wool supports Shearing and Wool Handling Teams for 2019 World Championships British Wool supports Shearing and Wool Handling Teams for 2019 World Championships 1 July 2019 The 2019 Shearing & Wool Handling World Championships take place in France this week and British Wool are delighted to be supporting the England, Scotland and Wales teams. The Championships, which are held in Le Dorat, France from 1-7th July 2019, will see the teams from England, Scotland and Wales face competitors from over 20 countries, up to 300 shearers and 5,000 sheep. Read Press Release
We're Recruiting -Field officer (Devon based) We're Recruiting -Field officer (Devon based) 27 June 2019 If you’re friendly, outgoing and confident then this may be the role for you. As a British Wool Field officer you will attend livestock markets, agricultural shows and events in and around the Devon area - So it's important that you are prepared to travel and attend all scheduled shows and events Read Blog