The Gary Baker Award was established to honour the memory of the late Gary Baker. The endowment through which the Award is made is in the gift of the Baker Family and is administered by The Worshipful Company of Butchers.
The purpose of the Award is to support the final year academic studies of an undergraduate student at Harper Adams University, and, specifically, a student who has taken an industrial placement period in the UK’s red meat sector (beef, pork, lamb/mutton production and/or processing and/or manufacture) and wishes to work in the British meat and livestock industry. The value of the award is £1,000.
Harper Adams University is responsible for organising the selection process from applicants providing a report on their placement. The report, up to 1,000 words, should outline the experience gained on the placement, show understanding of the red meat sector and provide a short statement of future career plans. The submissions are reviewed by the selection panel in early October with shortlisted candidates selected for interview. The Interview panel includes a representative of the Baker family, a representative of the Worshipful Company of Butchers together with a staff member from Harper Adams
The presentation of the Gary Baker Award is made by the Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers at a Court Lunch in London.
Previous award winners:
The 2018 Award winner is Kate Maddy.