Poultry Person of the Year

Sponsored by BPC and ForFarmers

2018 Award Winner:

Mr. Geoff Buchanan

Geoffrey Buchanan is joint Managing Director for Gressingham Foods. Having read Agriculture at Reading University (1988 to 1991) he specialised in farm management for his final year. His first role was with Harvest Poultry which gave a broad overview of all aspects of poultry production.

He joined the family Gressingham business in 1992, initially involved in the farming side, then relocating the duck breeder flocks from Cumbria to Suffolk and developing the unique Gressingham breed. In 2004 he became Joint Managing Director for the business prior to the acquisitions of the Kerry Foods and Manor Farm duck businesses in 2006/7. Geoffrey is currently Managing Director – Operations overseeing both farms and factories.

He is married to Ali and they have four children aged 22 down to 17. In his spare time he is an active member at St Johns church Woodbridge, chairs a local youth work charity and enjoys road cycling, running and sailing.

2017 Award Winner:

Mr. Jim Hunnable

Jim Hunnable has worked in the Broiler Breeding sector of the Poultry Industry for some 40 years. He is currently working with Hubbard on Business Development for UK, Southern Africa and Australasia.

2016 Award Winner:

Sir John Campbell

Chairman and founder of Glenrath Farm. Set up in 1959 and now one of the UK’s leading egg production and marketing companies, producing over a million eggs a day.

Previous recipients of the award:

2015 – Ranjit Singh Boparan
2014 – Mr. John Reed
2013 – Mr. J Vergerson
2012 – Mr. P Bradnock
2011 – Mr. C. Frampton
2010 – Mr J Hook
2009 – Mr Tom Vesey
2008 – Mr Eric Reid
2007 – Dr Trefor Campbell, CBE
2006 – Mr Charles Bourns
2005 – Mr Peter Dean
2004 – Dr Cliff Nixey
2003 – Mr Andrew Jorêt
2002 – Mr Fred Duncan
2001 – Mr Jack Schipper
2000 – Mr David Joll
1999 – Mr Andrew Parker
1998 – Mr Robin Faccenda
1997 – Mr Frank Jordan
1996 – Mr Peter Kemp, OBE
1995 – Mr Howard Hellig

1994 – Mr Peter Humphrey
1993 – Mr John Williams
1992 – Mr John Coles
1991 – Mr Jim Wilson
1990 – Mr Raymond Twiddle
1989 – Mr John Farrant
1988 – Mr John Maunder
1987 – Mr Aled Griffiths
1986 – No Award
1985 – Mr Olaf Swarbrick
1984 – Mr Bernard Matthews
1983 – Mr Denis Cummings
1982 – Mr Neville Wallace
1981 – Miss Rosalind Bicknell
1980 – Dr Ella Barnes, OBE
1979 – No Award
1978 – Dr J B McFerran
1977 – Dr D R Charles
1976 – Mr M J Stokes
1975 – No Award
1974 – Lt Col U Corbett, DSO

1973 – Mr J A Calvert
1972 – Mr J B Eastwood
1971 – Lord Edward FitzRoy
1970 – Dr T R Morris & Mr S Fox
1969 – Dr J E Wilson
1968 – Dr W P Blunt
1967 – Mr A S Alexander
1966 – Mr F W Batchelor
1965 – Mr Geoffrey Sykes
1964 – Sir J Neish Richey
1963 – Mr Cyril Thornber
1962 – Mr W J Wellford
1961 – Dr C Horton Smith
1960 – No Award
1959 – Mr C G May
1958 – Mr R Coles
1957 – Miss E E Kidd
1956 – Dr R F Gordon
1955 – Mr R G Chalmers Watson
1954 – Major Ian McDougal
1953 – Dr Harold Temperton


If you want your company to be a conference sponsor this year GET IN TOUCH TODAY!

PD Hook (Hatcheries) Ltd

T: 01993 850261
E: info@pdhook.co.uk
W: pdhook.co.uk

Cote, Bampton, Oxfordshire OX18 2EG


A division of AB Agri Ltd
T: 01733 422233
W: abn.co.uk

64 Innovation Way, Peterborough Business Park, Lynchwood, Peterborough PE2 6FL

Alltech UK Ltd

T: 01780 764512
E: ukreception@alltech.com
W: alltech.com/uk

Alltech House, Ryhall Road, Stamford, Lincs PE9 1TZ

Anpario plc

T: 01909 537380
E: sales@anpario.com
W: anpario.com

Manton Wood Enterprise Park, Worksop, Nottinghanshire S80 2RS

Aviagen Ltd

T: 0131 333 1056
E: infoworldwide@aviagen.com
W: aviagen.com

Newbridge, Midlothian, Edinburgh EH28 8SZ

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

T: 01344 746957
E: vetenquiries@boehringer-ingelheim.com
W: boehringer-ingelheim.co.uk

Ellesfield Avenue, Bracknell, Berkshire. RG12 8YS

British Egg Industry Council

T: 0207 608 3760
E: info@britisheggindustrycouncil.com
W: britegg.co.uk

Second Floor, 89 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HR

British Poultry Council

T: 0203 544 1675
E: info@britishpoultry.org.uk
W: britishpoultry.org.uk

British Poultry Council, Europoint House, 5-11 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ

Calor Gas Limited

T: 0800 626 626
E: salessupport@calor.co.uk
W: calor.co.uk

Athena House, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick CV34 6RL

Ceva Animal Health Ltd

T: 01494 781 510
E: cevauk@ceva.com
W: ceva.co.uk

Unit 3 Anglo Office Park, White Lion Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 9FB

Cobb Europe Ltd

T: 01206 835835
E: info@cobb-europe.com
W: cobb-vantress.com

The Oaks, Apex 12, Old Ipswich Road, Colchester, Essex CO7 7QR

Elanco Animal Health

T: 0044 1256 353131
E: lacyai@lilly.com
W: elanco.com

Lilly House, Priestley Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9NL


T:+44 1359 27 30 41

E:thomas.welham@forfarmers.euW: forfarmers.co.uk

Tucks Mill, Burston, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4TJ

Hipra UK & Ireland Ltd

T: 07854 127685
E: james.walton@hipra.com
W: hipra.com

BioCity, Pennyfoot Street, Nottingham NG1 1GF

International Water Solutions Ltd

T: +44 (0) 333 000 1111
E: terri@iwatergroup.com
W: iwatergroup.com

IWS House, 1a Bates Industrial Estate, Church Road, Romford, Essex RM3 0HU

Fancom BV

T: +31 77 3069600
E: fancom@fancom.com
W: fancom.com

P.O. Box 7131, NL-5980 AC Panningen, The Netherlands

JF McKenna Ltd

T: 02837 524800
E: info@jfmckenna.com
W: jfmckenna.com

66 Cathedral Road, Armagh BT61 8AE

Kemin Animal Health & Nutrition – GB

T: 01704 537702
W: kemin.com

Tudor House, Hampton Road, Southport, Merseyside PR8 6QD


T: 01787 377305
E: biosecurity@lanxess.com
W: virkon.com

Windham Road, Chilton Industrial Estate, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2XD

Marel Stork Poultry Processing B.V

T: +31 (0)485 586111
E: info.poultry@marel.com
W: marel.com/poultry-processing

P.O. Box 118, Boxmeer 5830 AC, Netherlands

Moy Park Ltd

T: 02887 722300
E: enquiries@moypark.com
W: moypark.com

Killyman Road, Dungannon, Tyrone BT71 6LN

MSD Animal Health

T: +44(0)1908 665050
E: poultry.uk@intervet.com
W: msd-animal-health.co.uk

Walton Manor, Walton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 7AJ

National Farmers Union

T: 024 7685 8620
E: nfu@nfu.org.uk
W: nfuonline.com

Agriculture House, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2TZ

NFU Mutual

T: 01985 851263 M: 07747 763100
E: lindsay_bray@nfumutual.co.uk
W: www.nfumutual.co.uk

Manor Barn, Manor Farm. Tytherington. Warminster. BA12 7AD

Noble Foods

T: 01442 820657
W: noblefoods.co.uk

Witney Road, Standlake, Witney, Oxon, OX29 7RB

Premier Nutrition

T: 01543 473468
E: info@premiernutrition.co.uk
W: premiernutrition.co.uk

Brereton Business Park, The Levels, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 1RD

Trouw Nutrition GB

T: 01335 341102
E: antony.taylor@trouwnutrition.com
W: trouwnutrition.co.uk

Blenheim House, Blenheim Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1HA

Zoetis UK Ltd

T: 07976 240703
E: James.porritt@zoetis.com
W: zoetis.co.uk

Walton Oaks, Dorking Road, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7NS