MIKE GADD'S TAXIDERMY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Winner of the Breakthrough Judges' Choice Best of Show 2014 and 2015
  • Five Higher/Master Category Credits in Bird Taxidermy - this is the highest possible award a bird taxidermy item can gain in the UK
  • Higher Category Credit in Mammal Taxidermy - this is the highest possible award a mammal taxidermy item can gain in the UK
  • Professional Accredited Member of the Guild of Taxidermists
  • Qualified Bird Specialist
  • Qualified Master Bird Taxidermist
  • Qualified Mammal Specialist
  • Qualified Head Mount Specialist
  • Three Credits in Freeze Drying
  • Winner of the Wagstaffe Trophy (best cased item) four times
  • Voted Best in Show 1999, 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2015
  • Winner of the Norfolk Trophy (best groundwork) 1999, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016
  • Many other runner up places
Certificate of Master Taxidermist in Birds
Certificate of Master Taxidermist in Birds
Breakthrough Judges' Choice Winner 2014
Breakthrough Judges' Choice Winner 2014
Certificate of Professional Membership of the Guild of Taxidermists
Certificate of Professional Membership of the Guild of Taxidermists

Mike joined the UK Guild of Taxidermists, the recognised organisation supporting taxidermy in the UK, in 1980 and was a Committee Member of the Guild for over ten years being webmaster, photographer, lecturer, judge, plus many other duties.

Mike also runs dedicated beginner taxidermy training courses and has written a Beginner Taxidermy Book on Small Mammals.  He is working on a bird book and this will be listed as soon as it is completed.