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