National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia president Simon Hogan said the objective of the 2016 NCWSBA Wool Broker Award is to encourage newer members of the Australian wool broking industry and promote excellence in all aspects of wool broking.
“NCWSBA, through the award, aims to promote both wool broking and the Australian wool industry as an interesting prospective career for young people, including graduates.
“As well, we seek to raise the profile of and increase the understanding of the important role of wool brokers.”
The annual award is in its fifth year and recognises client servicing, auctioneering and/or innovation by an outstanding wool broker employee who is working for a NCWSBA member and has been in the wool broking industry for 10 years or less.
The prize in 2016 is a fully paid trip to attend the 2017 IWTO Congress in Istanbul, Turkey in May next year. There will also be an opportunity to visit mills to learn about the wool textile industry in Turkey.
Applications close on July 1. An independent selection panel will review all applications and short-listed candidates will be notified by July 22. Short-listed candidates will be expected to attend the NCWSBA’s annual general meeting to give a short presentation in support of their nomination on August 25. The winner will be announced at the Wool Week dinner on Thursday, August 25 at Aerial, South Wharf, Melbourne.
The 2015 award winner, Matthew Thomas of Landmark, will be attending the IWTO Congress in Sydney in April this year. He will also travel to China in September to attend the Nanjing Wool Market Conference and visit mills.
NCWSBA is now calling for applications from wool broker staff. To be eligible, applicants must have been working in the wool broking industry for 10 years or less and be employed by a NCWSBA member company. Full details and the application forms are available from the NCWSBA Office on (03) 93110152 or [email protected]