Chris Brant


Chris Brant

He embodied all that's great about this industry

The NPA Chris Brant Award is presented annually to someone who goes the extra mile for the industry. The award is named after well-known producer and pig industry activist Chris Brant, who died in July 2009.

Chris Brant embodied all that was great about this industry.

He was hard-working, blunt, rambunctious, a talented pig producer and as straight as a gun barrel. And he never, ever, failed to step up to the mark when his industry needed his help.

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.

The Chris Brant Award began in 1999 when it was presented to Chris Brant and John Cusson at the People in Pigs event in East Yorkshire. It was renamed the Chris Brant Award in memory of Chris Brant, who died July 2009. Chris Brant was one of the leaders of British Pig Industry Support Group. He helped lead direct action against retailers in 1998-2000. He embodied the ethos of the award.

There can only be one winner every year and in the past the judges have had an incredibly difficult time picking just one name from so many inspirational entries, so if you have nominated someone in the past and they didn't win please try again this year. It is important that the industry recognises the contribution made by its exceptional people.

The NPA Chris Brant Award is presented at the National Pig Awards in November.

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