A regional manager for PD Hook Hatcheries has won this year’s Worshipful Company of Poulters Award for making a substantial contribution to the poultry sector, which comes with a prize of £1,000
Shane Noble was named the winner in recognition of his achievements including promoting the industry to young people.
Noble started off in the poultry industry in 2002 working as a farm worker. After progressing to site manager, then area manager, in 2014, he became responsible for 13 breeding and rearing sites.
“Within this role I was given the opportunity to take up a Institute Of Leadership And Management apprenticeship (ILM). I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the course, and achieving a distinction in the ILM apprenticeship came with great satisfaction,” says Noble. In January 2019 he became regional manager, responsible for 29 PD Hook farms across the west of the country.
Noble recently became an ambassador for PD Hook at Hartpury College to encourage new young people to become involved within the industry. Since being involved with the college, it now offers a pig and poultry module.
The Worshipful Company of Poulters is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. In 1368, the Company received the power to regulate the sale of poultry, swans, pigeons, rabbits and small game. The Company now operates as a charitable institution. The Poulters’ Prize of a certificate and £1,000 is awarded to a person who has made a substantial contribution, at an early age, to poultry production.