Personality of the Year award for Welsh sheep shearer

28 November 2013

Gareth Daniel (left) receiving the award from David John, Technical Sales Manager, Lister Shearing Equipment Ltd.

One of Britain’s top sheep shearers, Gareth Daniel of Machynlleth, has just received the coveted Lister Shearing Personality of the Year award for 2013.

The award, given annually by the British Wool Marketing Board and sponsored by Lister Shearing Equipment Ltd, goes to the person who has promoted and encouraged others interested in shearing and who has gained the respect of the UK shearing industry.  The winner is chosen by popular vote through the BWMB’s shearing publication ‘Newsclip’ which provides readers with nomination forms for the award.

Gareth has represented Wales three times in the World Shearing Championships.  He is a past winner of the Royal Welsh Champion Shearer of Wales competition in 2010 and 2011 and won the Open All Nations Shearing competition at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.  He is a member of the Welsh shearing team who will travel to Ireland next May to compete in the Golden Shears World Shearing & Woolhandling Championships and he will also visit New Zealand in 2014 along with his team mate, Richard Jones, to compete against New Zealand shearers in seven test matches

Gareth was presented with the Lister Personality of the Year award at the recent annual meeting of the British Isles Shearing Competitions Association.