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Jim Taylor-Page Trophy
The Jim Taylor-Page Trophy is awarded annually to a BDS branch member nominated by their peers for their outstanding contribution to the branch and wider Society. Photo by: WildMedia


Jim Taylor- Page, was a founding member of the British Deer Society. A biology teacher who wanted a better deal for deer, which at the time the Society was formed were often regarded by farmers and foresters as vermin and had no protection in English law.

Jim Taylor-Page Trophy Recipients

  • 2020 – Bob Holmes – Yorkshire Branch
    Dedicated and continuing support of the BDS at a local and national level, for many years, held the role of Yorkshire Branch Chairman until retirement.
  • 2019 – Ian Davidson – Highlands Branch
    Considerable commitment, engagement and generosity in support of Highland Branch and of the British Deer Society over the years.
  • 2018 – Mike & Joan Bagnowiec – West Branch
    Joint award to Mike for his years as a committee member, Branch training officer and BDS course manager – and to his wife Joan for her unstinting BDS support over a considerable number of years, many as branch secretary.
  • 2017 – Carmen Hocking – South West England Branch
    Treasurer and secretary for her fundraising and tireless contribution. 
  • 2016 – Mike Cottam – Highlands Branch
    Retiring secretary, long and distinguished service to deer, their welfare and management.
  • 2015 – Norman Ball – North East England
    Past branch chairman and secretary, long-standing committee member and unstinting volunteer.
  • 2014 – Tom Brown – Northern Ireland Branch
    President, responsible for setting up NI branch and continuing dedication as a Society officer assuming various roles of Branch chairman, secretary and training officer.
  • 2013 – Ron Smith – Central Scotland Branch
    Chair, and long term committee member and member, Vice Chair Scottish Council.
  • 2012 – Gerald Alden – Yorkshire Branch
    Long term committee member, outstanding work with education.
  • 2011 – William Perrie – Central Scotland Branch
    Long term committee member and trainer.
  • 2010 – Elizabeth Halstead – Midlands Branch
    Artist and long term member and sponsor of BDS.
  • 2009 – Jon Jayes – Highlands Branch
    Past secretary of BDS Photographic Committee & Highlands Branch Committee member.
  • 2008 – Joan Brookes – Midlands Branch
    Vice Chair, Midlands Branch treasurer, committee member and member for 40 + years.
  • 2007 – Maitland Rankin – SW Scotland Branch
    Branch President, past branch chair & committee member, Board member and Vice-Chair Scottish Council.
  • 2006 – Roz Crawford – Chilterns Branch
    Branch secretary and great supporter for many years.
  • 2005 – Hugh Guillebaud – Wessex and West Branch
    Past Board Member, past Vice-Chair EWAC & Branch Chair, Handbook 2005 coordinator/ part author.
  • 2004 – joint award – Jimmy Oswald – NE Scotland Branch
    Branch Secretary and Committee member for numerous years.
    Derek Petrie – NE Scotland Branch
    Branch treasurer & Committee member for numerous years.
  • 2003 – Pat Leonard – West of Scotland Branch
    Branch Chair for many years, early training delivery Scotland.
  • 2002 – Peter Curtis – Chilterns Branch
    Branch committee member and public education for many years.
  • 2001 – Cliff & Di Bailey-Moore – Midlands Branch
    Branch Chair and Secretary, long term show/education organisers, Branch Vice Presidents.
Jim Taylor-Page Trophy

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