Gamekeeper wins prestigious award for ‘vision and outstanding success’
- Credit: Archant
A “one man dynamo” who organises a lowland game shoot in Suffolk has been recognised for his success with a prestigious award.
Richard Gould, head gamekeeper at Ixworth Thorpe, won the 2018 Purdey Special Award and picked up a cheque for £1,000.
The Purdey Awards were announced on November 22 at a ceremony held in London gun and rifle maker James Purdey & Sons’ famous Long Room.
The judges chose to create a special award recognising Mr Gould “for his vision and his ongoing and outstanding success” in creating the Suffolk lowland game shoot.
Described by the judges as a “one man dynamo”, the panel were unanimous in their decision that Mr Gould should be recognised as an imaginative, innovative and exceptional keeper and receive the award.
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The Duke of Wellington, chairman of the awards judging panel, announced the winners and recipients were presented with their awards by former international cricketer David Gower.
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