The National Pig Awards took place on Monday 18th November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London
The event, organised by Pig World, was attended by 430 people, a new record in its six-year history.
A total of 15 National Pig Awards were handed out on the night, as well the NPA’s Chris Brant Award and the David Black Award.
Pig World publisher Simon Lewis said: “Congratulations to all our winners. Once again these awards have highlighted the breadth and depth of talent, drive and ambition in the pig sector and is a pleasure to recognise the winners, but also all of those shortlisted, which, in itself, is a great achievement.”
Chair of the judging panel Stewart Houston added: “As always, every category posed some real dilemmas for the judges, such was the excellence of all the entries. But congratulations to all the winners, who each managed to demonstrate something different and special about their businesses.”
The National Pig Awards have become established as a recognition of best practice, dedication and success throughout the industry and are the only awards that are exclusive to the industry.
Marcus Brigstocke Hosted the Night!
To compere the night, we secured the services of Marcus Brigstocke, a popular comedian and satirist. He began his comedy career at Bristol University where he performed stand up and character shows and he was named BBC New Comedian 1996.
He has since emerged as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing in the UK and beyond, and has become a regular voice on BBC Radio, with an impressive list of TV and film credits. Radio 4 has become a second home for him, as he is rarely off the 18:30 slot in one form or another.
Chris Brant Award
The National Pig Awards hosts the Chris Brant Award to honour the ‘grassroots heroes’ Richard Longthorp, the award sponsor and a previous winner said “The Chris Brant Award is not about doing your paid job well, or even about doing it very well, it’s about consistently going the extra mile on behalf of the industry, without thought of personal reward.”
Colin Stone was announced as winner of the Chris Brant Award 2019
On a night when Norfolk-based Wayland was named Outdoor Producer of the Year, Colin, who won the 2018 Special Achievement Award, said he was ‘humbled’ to receive the Chris Brant Award, which recognises those who go the ‘extra mile’ on behalf of the industry.
Richard Longthorp highlighted Colin’s ‘sheer cussedness to not simply accept the status quo’ and said he had been at the centre of ‘significant change in our industry’, having on various industry bodies.
Richard also said “Through this sheer cussedness to not simply accept the status quo, he has been at the centre of significant change in our industry; having worked for BPEX and been on NPA Producer Group as well as being a vocal contributor to the Red Tractor Pork Board.
You can read more about Colin and his achievements here
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