Ingrid Houwers, Founder and owner of Houwers Taxidermy NI and advisor to Game of Thrones
A good taxidermist needs to have not just artistic flair and well-honed skills in the mechanics of conducting the preservation but, possibly more importantly, a detailed understanding of the nature of the animal. How it lives, moves, acts. The best taxidermists have a passion for wildlife and all that it provides. Ingrid is definitely in that category. However, not only is she running a business from her passion but she is also actively involved in Taxidermy organisations such as the Taxidermy Association of Ireland where she is the secretary for Northern Ireland.For you Game of Thrones fans, Ingrid was a regular advisor and provider of all things ‘skin’ over the years it was filmed to ensure authenticity throughout.
Nigel Sampson - Founder of Holme Farmed VenisonA Yorkshireman who fell in love with deer whilst working on the Isle of Jura, Nigel is playing a key role in the countryside pursuit arena by bringing game meats to the general public. His passion for farming and game has enabled him to create a professional nationwide distribution network of game meats into retailers, the public, supermarkets and hospitality sectors alike. We need more people like Nigel to champion the sustainability of British game.
Paul Childerley - Founder of Childerley SportingPaul Childerely is not only an award winning gamekeeper, sporting company founder and owner, Fieldsports Channel team member but also a 5 times world champion kickboxer and founder of Pro Style Kickboxing. On top of that he's a brand ambassador for the likes of Shooter King. He's incredibly busy but seems to be able to make time for almost anything - even this podcast.