Press Release - 26-09-2017

Poultry Club of Great Britain Welcomes New and Re-Standing Trustees

The PCGB welcomes today two new recruits, Jon Grubb and Martin Anderson to join its Board of Trustees.   The pair will join the existing team of dedicated volunteers at the November meeting, bolstered by the three successful re-standing Trustees: Paul Kerfoot, Andrew Marment and PCGB President, Jim Young – who each secured another four-years serving the charity.

Jon Grubb’s campaign identified the charity’s need for technical support – particularly in the area of the website and new media, which saw him secure a full four-year term, whilst Martin Anderson’s experience in accountancy and charities, combined with his successes within the Rare Breeds Society secured the final vacancy for a single year.  

Louise Carpenter, Chair of the Poultry Club of Great Britain Commented:-

“The interest in becoming a PCGB Trustee this year has been fantastic; all nine candidates brought a different mix of attitude, skills and experience to the table and our members have elected a perfect blend of experience and enthusiasm in their choices – mixing the new and old in terms of those re-standing and those new to the board.  PCGB has moved on considerably in the past twelve months and it’s such an exciting time to be a Trustee of the club.

Thank you to all nine candidates that put themselves forwards, particularly those that were unsuccessful at this time – your enthusiasm and offer of support is greatly appreciated and I am sure that we can capture that exuberance in other ways”.

Lee Grant Vice Chairman of the Poultry Club of Great Britain Commented:-

“Congratulations to all the successful candidates and sincere commiserations to those that were unsuccessful on this occasion.  The competition to fulfil the vacancies was vast and that just goes to show how strong the charity is becoming.  I really look forward to working with Jon and Martin as well as the existing trustees.

Thank you to all of our members that have taken the time to vote.  Together we will continue to fulfil the club’s charitable objects: safeguarding the interests of pure and traditional breeds of poultry and providing a prosperous future for poultry and poultry keeping through maintaining standards in  showing and judging – we look forward to seeing many of you at the National Poultry Show 2/3 December at The International Centre in Telford".      

For further information contact the PCGB General Secretary.