The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation will be out in force at the Midland Game Fair, Weston Park, Shropshire this weekend, 16-17 September 2017, both on its stand and in the show’s main arena.

Those visiting the Midland should look out for the Chairman of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation, Liam Bell, who will be presenting the new NGO Long Service Award in the main arena at 11.45am on Sunday 17 March.

The award is for full-time gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies with 40 or more years of employment. A further, separate award category also recognises keepers, stalkers and ghillies with 50 or more years’ service. The winners will receive a unique, specially cast medal and a framed certificate.

Immediately following the NGO Long Service Award ceremony, NGO Chairman, Liam Bell, will present the NGO Frank Jenkins Memorial Trophy, sponsored by Musto. The industry leading award is for the best full- or part-time gamekeeping student or apprentice of the academic year. Frank Jenkins was a well-known gamekeeper whose career spanned more than six decades.

Also, on our stand are:

  • representatives from CIC, the UK Trophy Evaluation Board. CIC is regarded by many wildlife experts as being the pre-eminent body of its type in the world and our link emphasises the strong bond that exists between gamekeeping and stalking. Under the terms of the arrangement, each NGO member will get a £5 discount on the first head of any species measured by CIC (on production of an NGO membership card). It is the ideal opportunity to get your trophy assessed.
  • the team from Ariat, the NGO’s footwear sponsor, which manufactures state-of-the art, technical country footwear. On display will be Ariat’s new boot, the Catalyst Defiant, a product that is fast gaining a reputation as being perfect for the seriously active country person.
  • Ford Vehicles, an NGO main sponsor. Find out more about the all-new Ford Ranger 4x4 and how to take advantage of the superb discount deals that Ford is so generously making available to NGO members on many of the vehicles in its huge range.
  • Nordic Gamekeeper, a company well known in game management circles in Sweden, especially for its range of automated and bulk game feeders designed to operate in remote and harsh environments.

A spokesman for the NGO said: “Our stand at the Midland Game Fair always proves to be a popular meeting point, and the NGO will be supplying teas and coffees as usual, so do please drop in and say hello and take the opportunity to ‘chew the fat’ with representatives from the NGO National Committee, and to meet some of our sponsors and trade supporters. We look forward very much to seeing you at Weston Park this weekend.”

Notes to Editors

The National Gamekeepers' Organisation represents the gamekeepers of England and Wales. It defends and promotes gamekeeping, gamekeepers and ensures high standards throughout the profession. It was founded in 1997 by a group of gamekeepers who felt that their profession was threatened by public misunderstanding and poor representation. The NGO has around 13,000 members. www.nationalgamekeepers.org.uk

 

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