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Choosing a Taxidermist with Guild Qualifications

Institutions and Individuals looking for a Taxidermist

To make it easier for institutions and individuals looking to buy or commission quality taxidermy, we have listed below our qualified members who wish to be on this list with their preferred contact details. We consider that an Accredited member would be the minimum qualification that a museum would require for any work undertaken.


The Guild of Taxidermists runs the only qualifications for taxidermists within the UK. The system is built around a certain amount of credits that a member can earn. Standard credits are awarded to work which have been judged to be of a high standard in anatomical accuracy, quality of workmanship and finishing. Master credits are awarded to work judged to be of exceptionally high standard.

*Standard credits are not listed until Specialist level is reached.

Current list of Guild Members who have any Guild Qualifications*

Higher Credits

The Highest Achievement in the UK is MASTER Taxidermist (Master in a chosen field) achieved from Higher Credits

 Fish/Rep Head Skeleton Contact Area
 Sean Connell    Email Carmarthenshire 
 Derek Frampton Master 1    01442 257071
 Mike Gadd Master +2
 1    Website Yorkshire
 Will Hales 2 1    WebsiteLincolnshire 
 Dave Hornbrook 1    Website Cleveland
 Steve Massam Master 1    Email Falklands
 Steve Newcombe  1  Master FacebookLeicestershire
 Colin Scott  1    WebsiteScottish Borders
 Gary Tatterton    1  Website Yorkshire
 Emilie Woodford 1    InstagramYork 

Guild Qualified Specialist/Accredited

A Major Achievement in the UK is SPECIALIST Taxidermist (Specialist in a chosen field) achieved from Standard Credits.

The table below shows Standard Credits and the achievement of Specialist members. SPEC stands for SPECIALIST in that category.

Names in bold have achieved ACCREDITED status.

 Name Bird Mammal Fish/Rep
 D. Bain   3   07748678198Edinburgh 
 J.  Balmer SPEC     07930 160223  Lancashire
 S. Brown  1  2   EmailMerseyside 
 M. Buhagiar 1      EmailMalta 
 J. Burton 2     01386 593231Gloucestershire 
 A. Cherrett23     WebsiteBournemouth 
 D. Coates 2     Email  Denbighshire
 S. Connell
 SPEC  2   Email Carmarthenshire
 G. Desira 4     EmailDurham 
 S. Douglas 5      EmailSalisbury 
 S. Fowler  2     WebsiteLeamington Spa 
 D. Frampton SPEC SPEC SPEC     01442 257071 Hertfordshire
 M. Gadd SPEC SPEC 1 SPEC 3   Website Yorkshire
 W. Hales SPEC 3 1 1   Website Lincolnshire
 S. Heyes 5 3 1 1   07514 517070 Lancashire
 D. Hornbrook SPEC SPEC 2 4   Website Cleveland 
 G. Jamieson 4 2 2   Website
 E. Kaye1      WebsiteLondon 
 S. Massam SPEC 4 3    Email Falklands
 W. Mathews  1  3  EmailBuckinghamshire 
 K. McDonald 51
 1    Website Essex
 E. McGrandle   6   EmailStrathclyde
 S. McIntyre 1     EmailNorth Yorkshire 
 C. Morgan     WebsiteTyne and Wear 
 D. Mulcahy SPEC      Website Ireland
 C. Murray 14     0131 2252524 Edinburgh
 S. Newcombe
  SPEC  SPEC   Facebook Leicestershire
 D. Pilkington      WebsiteRoxburghshire 
 C. Richardson  1     InstagramDartmoor 
   Website Scottish Borders
 P. Scott SPEC4
  Retired Cumbria
 S. Smith      Email Bradford
 J. Standing 1 SPEC  7
  Email Cumbria
 G. Tatterton SPEC SPEC 1SPEC
   Website Yorkshire
 A. Turner      SPEC07702561199 Yorkshire
 B. Williams 2  1   EmailStaffordshire 
 L. Williams      WebsiteCannock 
 B. Wilson SPEC 1    Email
 K. Wilson      EmailHertfordshire 
 E. Woodford 4     InstagramYork 

Master Taxidermist *****

The highest qualification in the Guild gained when three Master credits are awarded in either Birds, Mammals, Fish/Reptiles or Game Heads

This is equivalent to a 5 star rating

Specialist Taxidermist ***

A member who has shown special aptitude in a category to achieve six standard credits from a representative variety in specimens of either Birds, Mammals, Fish/Reptiles, Game Heads or Freeze Drying

This is equivalent to a 3 star rating

Accredited Taxidermist

Someone who is a good, competent, all round taxidermist and has been awarded six standard credits provided there is at least one credit in each of Bird, Mammal and Fish/Reptile

This is equivalent to a 3 star rating

Missing Taxidermists?

We have other Taxidermists who have done some good work but have not yet managed to achieve the Specialist or Master status.

If a Taxidermist is not a Full Member they will not listed

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