Former Brackenhurst farm and estates manager recognised in New Year Honours

Vic Hird, the former farm and estates manager at Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst Campus, is to receive a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to land-based education.

The former farm and estates manager at Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst Campus has been recognised in the New Year Honours list.

Vic Hird, who worked at the campus for 33 years before his retirement last August, is to receive a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to land-based education.

Mr Hird joined Brackenhurst College – which later merged with Nottingham Trent University – in 1983 as a lecturer in agricultural mechanisation. He went on to undertake several roles, including running part-time agricultural courses and then overseeing further education provision on the campus. After taking on various management roles, Vic continued to teach in a guest lecture capacity.

Most recently Vic, who lives in Staythorpe, was responsible for overseeing management of the farm and rural estate at the 500 acre campus – which is home to the university’s School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences.

He said: “I’m delighted to have been recognised in this way, and am relishing the experience of receiving this award. The first day I started at Brackenhurst I thought I’d gone to heaven – it’s such a fantastic place to work and I always looked forward to coming in, right up to my last day. The staff and students were undoubtedly the best part about my time there, and definitely what I miss the most. It is just like one big family.”

 

Former Brackenhurst farm and estates manager recognised in New Year Honours

Published on 11 January 2017
  • Category: School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

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