BRITISH Wool is seeking farmers in Cumbria to serve as a producer elected non-executive board member.

The following members will reach the end of their present term of office in March 2021: Richard Cottrill (English Central Region)and Teesdale farmer Carl Stephenson (English Northern Region).

Both have offered themselves for re-election, but British Wool is now asking for nominations from candidates who live in any of these regions.

British Wool is the largest producer co-operative in Britain, with around 40,000 registered sheep farmers. Depending on the interest in each seat, elections will be held in January 2021 and those appointed will hold the office for three years, from April 2021

Non-executive board members are expected to work approximately 30 days a year, attending Board and other relevant committee meetings over a period of 2-3 days each month, as well as other local and national British Wool business.

To be eligible, candidates must be nominated in writing by ten registered wool producers in the relevant regions who will each need to supply their address, authorised signature and registration number. For details of the regions, please see the website

Nominations should be sent to arrive no later than 6 pm on Thursday, January 7 2021, by fax on 01274 652233, by email to or by post to the address below. No special form of nomination is required, but British Wool will supply suitable forms, and further information, if required - contact: Mrs K Dlay-Lewis, British Wool, Wool House, Sidings Close, Canal Road, Bradford, BD2 1AZ. Nomination forms are available to download on the British Wool website during office closure for the Christmas break until January 3.