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Looking for a new challenge? We're recruiting... Looking for a new challenge? We're recruiting... 14 August 2018 We're looking for a Marketing Executive to work with and support our Producer Communications Manager. It's an exciting, challenging role, and you will be working on developing all areas of our producer (farmer) marketing strategy including all elements of the marketing mix. Read Press Release
Caroline’s Champion Fleece Hat Trick Caroline’s Champion Fleece Hat Trick 13 August 2018 British Wool producer Caroline Lewis achieved a hat trick at this year’s Royal Welsh Show, winning Champion Fleece for the third year running with a Bluefaced Leicester fleece. Read Press Release
Peeblesshire Agricultural Show, Cardrona Peeblesshire Agricultural Show, Cardrona 11 August 2018 British Wool will be attending the Peeblesshire Agricultural Show, held at Nether Horsburgh Farm. Read Events
British Wool: the role of effective POS in retail environments British Wool: the role of effective POS in retail environments 10 August 2018 At British Wool we understand how hard brands have to work to grab consumers' attention in competitive retail environments. That's why we're supporting manufacturers and retailers with a striking new range of merchandising and displays designed to clearly communicate the benefits of buying British wool. Graham Clark, British Wool’s Head of Marketing, explains more. Read Blog
Champion Shearer competes in memory of his daughter Champion Shearer competes in memory of his daughter 6 August 2018 Stuart Connor, from Oxfordshire, has qualified through the English Open Shearing circuit as a member of the England team for the World Shearing Championships to be held in France next year. This amazing achievement comes in spite of a year of personal tragedy, when Stuart and his wife Kira lost their 3-year-old daughter, Grace, to mitochondrial disease. Read Press Release
Penrith Show 2018 Penrith Show 2018 28 July 2018 The Penrith Agricultural Society held the first Penrith Show in 1834. Since then this annual celebration is held on the fourth Saturday in July each year, with this year’s show on 28th July. Read Events
Border Union Show Border Union Show 27 July 2018 The Annual Show will be held on the last Friday and Saturday of July in Springwood Park, forty-six acres of parkland on the outskirts of Kelso. The Showground is adjacent to the world famous Junction Pool of the rivers Tweed and Teviot with a magnificent view of the Abbey and the unique five arch bridge built in 1802 as a model for the old Waterloo bridge in London. Read Events
Launceston Show Launceston Show 26 July 2018 The Launceston Show will takes place on Thursday 6th July 2018, with gates opening at 8.30am Read Events
The 2018 Wool Carpet & Rug Awards - now open for entry The 2018 Wool Carpet & Rug Awards - now open for entry 26 July 2018 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 third 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
Yealmpton Agricultural Show Yealmpton Agricultural Show 25 July 2018 A great day out for all the family from a Countryside Marquee to Food Hall, Cakes and Handicraft to Diggers and Tractors, there is plenty at Yealmpton Show for everyone regardless of age to enjoy. Read Events
New Forest & Hampshire County Show New Forest & Hampshire County Show 24 July 2018 The New Forest & Hampshire County Show is an annual three day agricultural Show held at the end of July, attracting around 95,000 visitors over the duration. Read Events
Royal Welsh Show Royal Welsh Show 23 July 2018 Along with an exciting four-days of livestock competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays. Read Events
Rare Breeds Cotswolds Rare Breeds Cotswolds 22 July 2018 The Cotswold Sheep Society summer show takes place at Burghfield House, Bourton on the Water. Read Events
Camborne Show Camborne Show 21 July 2018 At the Camborne Show experts in rural activities from all over the area gather together to display their talents, many of which have taken generations of dedication to perfect. Read Events
Sutherland Show Sutherland Show 21 July 2018 The British Wool will be attending the show again this year with a display. Read Events
Caithness County Show Caithness County Show 20 July 2018 The annual Caithness County Show is held in July every year, promoting agriculture and rural industries in Caithness. Read Events
NSA Sheep Event NSA Sheep Event 18 July 2018 NSA Sheep Event is a highly commended event that has grown in strength over the years. It is a huge draw for sheep farmers from across the UK, pulling large numbers of visitors from the Midlands, South West England and Wales, as well as further afield. Read Events
Stithians Show Stithians Show 16 July 2018 Offering a traditional taste of rural life, Stithians Show has something for everybody; displays & demonstrations, animals, fairground, vintage vehicles, food & crafts and a great selection of shopping from our trade stands and local producers. Read Events
Liskeard Show Liskeard Show 14 July 2018 The Liskeard Show is one of the biggest in the South West, and has always had a wide selection of high quality entries in the large animal classes, and you can see smaller animals, companion dog show, donkeys, poultry, fruit and vegetables, and flowers. Read Events
Yeovil Show Yeovil Show 14 July 2018 The event takes place at the Yeovil Showground for a two day event. British Wool will be involved with Brian Boundy judging the fleece competition. Read Events
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British wool : natural, safe, healthy and great for kids! British wool : natural, safe, healthy and great for kids! 12 July 2018 This month, British Wool talks to Chris Tattersall, Managing Director of woolroom, to discover more about the benefits of British wool and why it’s such a great fibre to use in children’s products. Read Blog
Great Yorkshire Show Great Yorkshire Show 10 July 2018 The 160th Great Yorkshire Show is set to be spectacular, celebrating the very best of food, farming and rural life while throwing in a few surprises to commemorate this incredible milestone. Read Events
Hanbury Countryside Show Hanbury Countryside Show 7 July 2018 The 71st Annual Hanbury Countryside Show will be held on Saturday 7th July 2018, on the showground just off the B4090 at Hanbury, Hollowfields Road, B96 6RD. Read Events
Fettercairn Show Fettercairn Show 7 July 2018 The Annual Fettercairn Show at the Bridgend Show Ground Fettercairn. Family day out with livestock showing, trade stands, kids activities and much more!. Gates open at 9.00 a.m. Read Events
Kent County Show Kent County Show 6 July 2018 The Kent County Show is a showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life.  The three day event brings together the very best of Kent with animals and food, fun and excitement and above all a sense of what ‘The Garden of England’ has to offer, for the whole family. Read Events
The Cranleigh Show The Cranleigh Show 1 July 2018 Love the country? Then you’ll love the Cranleigh Show – the fun day out for all the family in the heart of the Surrey countryside. Meet the people – and the livestock – who bring the country to life as you share an unforgettable day together. Read Events
The North Somerset Show The North Somerset Show 29 June 2018 British Wool will be judging at the North Somerset Show, at Bathing Pond Fields, Wraxall, BS48 1NE. Read Events
Carnwath Show Carnwath Show 28 June 2018 Carnwath Annual Show is a long established and well supported event. The aim of the show is to promote the advancement of education of residents within the parishes of Carluke, Carnwath, Carstairs, Covington & Thankerton, Dolphinton, Dunsyre, Lanark, Libberton, Pettinain, Quothquan, Walston and West Calder. Read Events
Royal Norfolk Show Royal Norfolk Show 27 June 2018 It is the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association’s flagship event and once again celebrated the very best of food, farming and the countryside, together with exciting Grand Ring shows, live entertainment and top quality local food and drink. Read Events
British Wool strengthens depot network British Wool strengthens depot network 27 June 2018 British Wool has increased its network of local collection centres across England, ensuring convenience and accessibility for producers delivering their clip. Read Press Release
Lincolnshire Show Lincolnshire Show 21 June 2018 British Wool will be attending the Lincolnshire Show, and will be involved in the judging of the Fleece competition and the Wool on the Hoof, over the two days. Read Events
The Royal Highland Show The Royal Highland Show 21 June 2018 British Wool is looking forward to welcoming visitors to our stand over the three days of the show - 21st - 24th June 2018. Read Events
Wool producers flock to Ashford Depot Open Day Wool producers flock to Ashford Depot Open Day 20 June 2018 Sheep farmers wanting to gain a greater understanding of how British Wool grades and sells their wool attended an Open Day at British Wool’s new depot in Ashford, Kent recently. Read Press Release
The Royal Cheshire County Show The Royal Cheshire County Show 19 June 2018 For 180 years, the Cheshire show has been the premier summertime agricultural event in the North West of England. In 2016 the show reached an exciting milestone when the honour of ‘Royal’ status was bestowed on the show by the Cabinet Office. Read Events
British Wool – supporting retailers with new display ideas British Wool – supporting retailers with new display ideas 19 June 2018 At British Wool we understand how hard brands have to work to grab consumers' attention in competitive retail environments. That's why we're supporting manufacturers and retailers with a striking new range of merchandising and displays designed to clearly communicate the benefits of buying British wool. Graham Clark, British Wool’s Head of Marketing, explains more. Read Press Release
Cumberland County Show Cumberland County Show 16 June 2018 The Cumberland Agricultural Society has been promoting agriculture and rural life for over 175 years. The Cumberland Show is the main event of the year, held in June. Read Events
Royal Three Counties Show Royal Three Counties Show 15 June 2018 Royal Three Counties Show will be celebrating 60 years of calling the Three Counties Showground their home.  Set to be a hearty feast of farming, food and family entertainment. Read Events
Royal Cornwall Show Royal Cornwall Show 7 June 2018 British Wool is looking forward to attracting lots of visitors to their stand over the busy three days at the Royal Cornwall Show.  Mick Berry, our South Molton Deport Manager, will also be involved in judging the ever popular Wool on the Hoof and Fleece competitions. Read Events
South of England Agricultural Society South of England Agricultural Society 7 June 2018 The South of England Show is the largest countryside show in the South East, offering a fun-packed day out for all and the very best in British countryside living. Read Events
British Wool provides long term support for sheep farmers British Wool provides long term support for sheep farmers 29 May 2018 British Wool is focused on two key deliverables for sheep farmers – the price returned to producers for their wool, and the levels of service delivered. Read Press Release
British Wool pays more says Hampshire sheep farmer British Wool pays more says Hampshire sheep farmer 29 May 2018 British Wool is a farmer owned co-operative set up to give sheep farmers collective selling power and an efficient and cost effective collection and processing infrastructure. Gordon Wyeth, who farms a lowland flock of 9,500 Romney ewes in Hampshire and the surrounding areas, explains the value he gets from working with British Wool. Read Press Release
British wool - the science behind our amazing fibre British wool - the science behind our amazing fibre 23 May 2018 It might be pouring with rain, snowing, windy or beautifully sunny – whatever the weather, you’ll always see sheep grazing happily in the British countryside. And that’s thanks to their clever wool coats, which protect them in all weathers! Read Blog
Marking up the value of your wool Marking up the value of your wool 23 May 2018 Producers can add considerable value to their wool cheque if they follow British Wool’s advice about fleece presentation and marking Read Press Release
British Wool at NSA Scotsheep 2018 British Wool at NSA Scotsheep 2018 23 May 2018 British Wool is a mainline sponsor at NSA Scotsheep 2018, which will be held in Ayrshire on 30th May. Read Press Release
Aled Can Handle Success Aled Can Handle Success 18 May 2018 As we head into the shearing season and British Wool launches its 2018 courses, we examine the achievements of 25 year-old Aled Jones, who has made a name for himself as a wool handling champion, the skill that is the very necessary companion to shearing. Read Press Release
Leanne Has A Firm Handle On the Future Leanne Has A Firm Handle On the Future 16 May 2018 As we head into the 2018 shearing season and British Wool launch this year’s courses, we look back at the achievements of Leanne Pullen who is undoubtedly one of Scotland’s foremost wool handlers and mentors of the skill that is the very necessary companion to shearing. Read Press Release
Gwenan Keeps On Rolling The Fleeces Gwenan Keeps On Rolling The Fleeces 16 May 2018 As we head into the 2018 shearing season and British Wool launches its new season courses, we look back at the achievements of Welsh wool-handling champion Gwenan Paewai, detailing the skill which is the very necessary companion to shearing. Read Press Release
Training Brings Improvement and Opportunities Training Brings Improvement and Opportunities 9 May 2018 As British Wool launch their 2018 courses and we head into the new shearing season we talk to one of Wales’s most progressive young shearers’, 23-year Lloyd Rees from Tynewydd Farm near Brecon in Powys. Read Press Release
Wool handling – best practice, hints & tips Wool handling – best practice, hints & tips 8 May 2018 This month, British Wool Farm talks to Jayne Harkness-Bones, who works at British Wool’s depot in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Jayne was born into the farming industry and is a seventh generation farmer on her family’s farm. She’s also been a member of the Northern Ireland competitive shearing team, so knows a thing or two about wool handling! Read Blog
John's Shear Passion Is No Turkey John's Shear Passion Is No Turkey 3 May 2018 As we head into the 2018 shearing season, British Wool talks to John Malseed, a passionate shearer from Devon. Read Press Release
Training and Passion Sets The Seal on Helga's Success Training and Passion Sets The Seal on Helga's Success 3 May 2018 As we head into the 2018 shearing season and British Wool launch this year’s courses, we talk to Helga Sinclair, aged 29, one of Scotland’s most progressive and passionate shearers who was brought up on the family farm at Nottingham Mains, Latheron in Caithness. Read Press Release
British Wool appoints new Chairman British Wool appoints new Chairman 1 May 2018 Trevor Richards, a sheep and arable farmer from Ashford, Kent, has been appointed as British Wool’s Chairman beginning 1 April 2018. Read Press Release
Do you hold the Golden Fleece? Do you hold the Golden Fleece? 1 May 2018 British Wool has launched the 2018 Golden Fleece Competition, designed to showcase the exceptional quality of British produced wool. Read Press Release
Adriana Homewares: the inspiration behind my creations Adriana Homewares: the inspiration behind my creations 30 April 2018 This month, British Wool talks to Adriana Gentile, the Co-Founder of Adriana Homewares, about the colours and fabrics that inspire her work. Read Blog
British Wool launches new scheme for first time sheep farmers British Wool launches new scheme for first time sheep farmers 23 April 2018 British Wool has introduced a new scheme designed to support producers who have recently entered the industry. Read Press Release
Thinking about home renovation this Spring? Thinking about home renovation this Spring? 20 April 2018 When choosing homewares and furnishings, many of us appreciate the story behind the products we choose, particularly tradition, heritage, and the skill and craft involved in making something beautiful from natural fibres. A British wool carpet is a great choice for your home, and can add the perfect finishing touch to any room. We’re working with retailers to help explain this in our new campaign, focusing on 5 reasons to choose British wool for your flooring. Read Blog
On Course For Shear Action On Course For Shear Action 10 April 2018 Shearing Skills’ Courses Maximise Wool Returns and Lead to International Success Read Press Release
Taking care of your carpet: best practice, hints & tips Taking care of your carpet: best practice, hints & tips 19 March 2018 This month, British Wool talks to Steve Bakker, Global Marketing Director for WoolSafe, the experts in wool carpet and rug care. Read Blog
How a love for British wool inspired a new business How a love for British wool inspired a new business 12 March 2018 The Good Shepherd is a knitwear brand founded in 2013 by RCA graduate Emily Watts. Emily has a long standing passion for British wool, which has inspired her throughout her studies and career. Read Blog
Re-elected Board member for British Wool’s English Central Region Re-elected Board member for British Wool’s English Central Region 12 February 2018 Richard Cottrill, who farms in the Hope Valley, Derbyshire, has been re-elected as British Wool’s English Central region board member for a further three year term, beginning on 1 April. Read Press Release
British Wool - Board Member Elections British Wool - Board Member Elections 15 January 2018 Following British Wool’s call for nominations for Members of the Board in the English Northern, English Central and Northern Ireland Regions, Mr Carl Stephenson has been returned unopposed as Board Member for the English Northern Region. Read Press Release
Expert advice on interior design: why choose British wool? Expert advice on interior design: why choose British wool? 10 January 2018 Considering an interior design project this year? Where should you start and what should you consider? British Wool’s Jane Shepherd talks to Joanna Ramsden, Creative Director for Brockway Carpets, who offers expert advice on making the right decisions about the most important element in your room – flooring. Read Blog
Why wool is the best choice for the environment Why wool is the best choice for the environment 22 December 2017 With concern about the harmful effect of plastic litter on marine species and habitats growing world-wide, how can the use of natural fibres – such as wool – reduce this impact? Read Blog
Meet Richard - the face of the British Wool story Meet Richard - the face of the British Wool story 1 November 2017 October saw the launch of our new short film which explains the British Wool story - from farm to sale. Read Blog