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Forestry Commission Wales will be presenting the now biennial award to commemorate Ian Forshaw, former Director of Forestry Commission Wales who died suddenly in September 2007, at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.
The Ian Forshaw Memorial Medal, which also carries a cash prize of £500, will be presented to the person; group or business which best embodies the qualities of excellence and innovation that Ian brought to forestry in Wales.
FC Wales is seeking nominations for the award, which was created as a lasting legacy to Ian’s significant and wide ranging contribution to forestry, especially during his time in Wales.
The judges will look for people, groups or businesses in Wales which:
• made a difference to the woodlands, forestry activity/sector of the timber industry
• brought distinction to and enhanced the reputation of forestry, the timber industry or woodlands
• demonstrated innovation and/or entrepreneurship
• carried the respect of their peers.
Nominations must be received by 1 June 2011 and supporting evidence should not exceed two pages of A4. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the FC Wales website, www.forestry.go.uk/wales, or are available from Geralene Mills, Forestry Commission Wales, Welsh Assembly Government, Rhodfa Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3UR.
The nominations will be considered by a Forestry Commissioner and the Director of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, and the winner will receive the award during the forestry awards ceremony at the Royal Welsh Show on Tuesday 19 July, 2011.
For more details on the medal, contact Geralene Mills on 0300 068 0300, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media enquires to Clive Davies, Forestry Commission Wales Information Officer on 0300 068 0061.