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Call for nominations - 2017 NCWSBA Wool Broker Award

NCWSBA is calling for nominations for the 2017 NCWSBA Wool Broker Award. The Award is in its sixth successful year and recognises excellence in service to woolgrowers, auctioneering and/or innovation by an outstanding wool broker employee who is working for a NCWSBA member and has been in the wool broking industry for 10 years or less.

Simon Hogan, President of NCWSBA, said “The objective of the Award is to encourage newer members of the Australian wool broking industry and promote excellence in all aspects of wool broking.”

“NCWSBA, through the Award, has been promoting both wool broking and the Australian wool industry as an interesting prospective career for young people, including graduates, since 2012. We also seek to raise the profile of and increase the understanding of the important role of wool brokers.”

The prize in 2017 is a fully paid trip to attend the 2018 congress of the International Wool Textile Organisation to be held in Hong Kong in April/May 2018. Arrangements will also be made for the 2017 Award winner to visit the wool textile industry and retailers in Hong Kong and southern China. This has been made possible by the generous support of the Award Sponsors – AWTA Ltd and Fairfax Agricultural Media.

“Past winners of the Award have attended IWTO Congresses in Italy, China, South Africa and, this year, in Harrogate, UK. They have also visited wool textile mills and wool growing properties in these countries, expanding their experience and understanding of the global wool industry.”, Mr Hogan continued.

NCWSBA is now calling for applications from wool broker staff. To be eligible, applicants must have been working in the wool broking industry for 10 years or less and be employed by a NCWSBA member company. Full details and application forms are available from the NCWSBA Office, Call 0393110152 or email ncwsba@woolindustries.org.

Applications close on 23rd June. An independent Selection Panel will review all applications and short listed candidates will be notified by 14th July. These candidates will be expected to attend the NCWSBA’s Annual General Meeting to give a short presentation in support of their nomination at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Melbourne on 24th August. The winner will be announced at the Wool Week dinner, which will be held on Thursday, 24th August at Aerial, South Wharf, Melbourne.