We're sad to say... we won't be running the Wool Innovation Prize in 2021.
The Wool Innovation Prize will return in 2022
If you work with wool, find out more about the Wool Innovation Prize run by The Worshipful Company of Woolmen and The Company of Merchants of the Staple of England.
You can apply for the prize, regardless of your industry, as long as you:
- Word predominantly with wool
- Display genuine innovation
- Offer a commercially viable application
- Are excited about developing your ideas further
2020 JOINT WINNERS: ROMNEY MARSH SHEEP FARMING & NEXGEN TREE SHELTERS
The Worshipful Company of Woolmen and The Company of Merchants of The Staple of England were pleased to announce the joint winners of the 2020 Wool Innovation Prize.
Worth up to £10,000, the Prize is an annual award available to the individual who shows the most innovative use of wool in any commercially viable application.
The First award was for ROMNEY MARSH SHEEP FARMING:
“Robert Hodgkins & Joanna Franklin, for their work focusing on improving the quality of Romney Marsh sheep wool using genomic markers.” www.kaiapoi.co.uk
The Second award was for NEXGEN TREE SHELTERS:
“Gary Hurlstone, Founder of NexGen Tree Shelters, a company manufacturing totally biodegradable Tree Shelters made from wool.” www.nexgen-ts.com