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.
Dr Kenny Nutting BVetMed MRCVS - St David's Game Bird ServicesSt David’s Poultry Team is the leading and largest independent poultry veterinary practice in the UK and Ireland. Dr Kenny Nutting is a director of the game bird side of the business as well as a hands on vet in the team. Essentially however, he brings science and objectivity to the reality of the game farming industry. We explore Kenny's role within the organisation and also discuss challenging topics such as the use of antibiotics in game food.
Marcus Janssen - Brand Director Schöffel Country and previous Editor of Fieldsports MagazineMarcus, has been blessed to work within the industry he loves. He is a fly fishing addict, and has participated in all aspects of fieldsports from an early age. His career to date has seen him manage a Coenraad Vermaak Safari camp direct from school, then move through a career of journalism where he was editor of the Fieldsports Magazine, before moving to business where he is now the Brand Director for Schöffel Country, whilst keeping a hand in journalism as a freelancer.