Les Davies – In Brief

Life & Work

Les Davies was born into a farm worker’s family in North Somerset and has spent the whole of his life in connection with the land. For nearly 20 years he has was the Senior Warden for the Mendip Hills AONB. His apple orcharding background goes back 40 years, making him much sought after for courses and contracting work throughout the West Country.

Current Posts Held

President of the Mendip Society
Member of Youth Environmental Awards Committee – Royal Bath & West England Society
Columnist for Mendip Times
Council of Royal Bath & West England Society
Orchard Mentor – Chalice Wells Trust
Lifetime member of Avon & Somerset Search & Rescue team
Vice Chairman of the Mendip Ploughing Society

Awards

2014 – Coopers Trophy for Craftsmanship in the Cider Industry at the Bath and West Show
2012 – Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
2012 – Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for services to public safety, through his work with Search and Rescue
2011 – Nominated a Champion of the Environment in the Mid Somerset News & Media Heart of Somerset Awards
2005 – MBE for contributions to the Environment for his work within the Mendip Hills AONB
2002 – Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for services to public safety, through his work with Search and Rescue

Customers

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG)
Soil Association
Countryside Land and Business Association
Somerset Rural Life Museum
The National Trust
Yeo Valley Organic
Thatchers Cider

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