As Orsett Show draws near congratulations are offered to stalwart

Dr Ian Frood with his son Andrew at the Orsett Show.

AS the clock ticks down towards this year’s event, organisers of the Orsett Show have paid tribute to its chairman, Dr lan Frood who was  awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced last month.

lan was awarded his OBE in recognition of his 30 years dedicated service in his voluntary position as the East Anglian representative on the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) National Livestock Board and his tireless dedication and outstanding efforts in tackling many animal health issues during this time.

His work in the community and his passion for helping others outside of livestock farming were also acknowledged.

Ian is a past Master of the Worshipful Company of Coopers and is a Governor at The Coopers Company and Coborn School (Chair from 2005 to 2013).

He is also Vice Chair of Governors as Ortu Hasssenbrook School (Governor since 1986) and works with the Perry Foundation and Writtle University.

Show secretary Georgina Clark said: “lan has been associated with the Show for many years and we are delighted that his services to livestock and his work in the community have ‘been acknowledged in this remarkable way.

“During his term as President of the Orsett Show (2008) and in his role as Chairman, lan has played a large part in making the Show the success it is today and we are extremely grateful for his support.

“We offer him our warmest congratulations on receiving his OBE.”

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