The President’s Award is an accolade presented to members who have given outstanding commitment to the CLA. The three award-winners - Alistair Handyside, Nick Woolley and Bernard Llewellyn collected their certificates from CLA President Mark Tufnell at a presentation in Belgrave Square and were rewarded with a lunch with the President.
Alistair Handyside has acted as tourism advocate for Devon Branch and South West regional committee for many years. Alistair manages the Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK and also chairs the South West Tourism Alliance. He has previously chaired the East Devon AONB and the South West Coast Path.
When nominated for the President’s Award, Alistair was described as being “a true constant throughout, never failing to contribute when support is required.”
For more than 40 years, Nick Woolley has served the CLA membership on its national committees, management board and council. Being a figurehead for others and representing numerous committees, Nick has contributed a significant amount of time and effort to the CLA.
Nick was originally invited to join Council in 1980 and remains a member of the CLA Institutional Landowners Group (ILG) and the Suffolk branch committee. He rarely misses a meeting and is always well prepared.
Bernard Llewellyn has been a great supporter of the CLA in Wales for many years. He is always enthusiastic about the organisation and speaks openly and honestly about his thoughts for the rural industry and farming in Wales. He regularly attends CLA meetings and events and, if asked, will always contribute to industry debates.
Bernard’s enthusiasm for showing Wales at its best is infectious and he always does his best to help where he can, giving up time freely.
CLA President Mark Tufnell commended the three award recipients: "The CLA’s strength is the commitment of its members to contribute their expertise in the pursuit of supporting others through many facets of rural business and land ownership.
"It was wonderful to meet up with Nick, Bernard and Alistair, who are such dedicated ambassadors for the CLA and have given so much of their time and wisdom over many years of service.”