UK: Hunt on for Potato Council award nominations

Tractor making ridges for potatoes to be planted

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The Potato Council is seeking industry’s nominations for this year’s British Potato Industry Award.

The prestigious honour is given to an individual recognised for their outstanding contribution to the British potato industry. It aims to recognise the dedication and entrepreneurial spirit of high-achievers who have made outstanding contributions to the potato industry.

Potato Council chairman David Piccaver said they wanted to find somone who had gone ‘above and beyond’ to benefit the industry.

“The British potato industry is world-leading due to the tireless work and dedication of talented, committed and motivated individuals who help keep our industry moving forward. This award is to acknowledge the person, from any sector of the industry, who has made this kind of outstanding contribution,” he said.

To nominate a person for the British Potato Industry Award visit or contact Margaret Skinner for a nomination form to complete before September 30, 2013. The award committee, drawn from the different sectors of the GB potato industry, will select the winner from those nominated.

The winner of this prestigious award will receive the famous silver rose bowl which will be presented at the Gala Dinner at BP2013 in Harrogate on November 28.

Nomination forms are available from the award committee secretary, Margaret Skinner, British Potato Industry Award, Potato Council, Rural Centre, West Mains, Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8NZ. E-mail: Tel: 0131 472 4064 Fax: 0131 472 4065.