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WCB Nuffield Scholar benefits from virtual briefing conference

Published on: 19 April 2021

James MacCartney, the Worshipful Company of Butchers’ 2021 Nuffield Scholar has taken on a big challenge with his project - looking at ‘UK red meat production. How to win the battle for environmental sustainability in the mind of the consumer’. 

However, James was really encouraged by the time he spent at last month’s Nuffield ‘virtual’ Briefing Conference for all this year’s Nuffield Scholars. 

Not only did he have a chance to hear from prominent farming experts such as James Thompson, Head of Farming at Dyson Beeswax, Britain’s largest farm enterprise; he also was able to ask questions and hear from George Eustice, Defra’s Secretary of State and Minette Batters, NFU President. 

James said: “I was exceptionally impressed by the event which greatly exceeded my expectations”.

James MacCartney
James MacCartney.

The Worshipful Company of Butchers sponsors Nuffield Scholars because the Scheme has an excellent record of developing young people for leadership and greater responsibility in their respective companies / organisations or farming situations.

Suitable applicants from the meat and livestock industry between 25 and 45 years of age are invited to explore a topic of their choice through study and travel.

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Find out more about the Nuffield Scholar scheme, how the WCB supports it and who has benefited over the past several years with links to past scholars and their chosen projects.

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