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Representing Taxidermists across the UK

Taxidermy subject of a deer

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.

Qualifications*

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.

People looking for a genuine qualified member of the Guild to undertake work or teach in a course, should check our tables below and not rely on statements from other websites or social media which the Guild have no control over.

Current list of Guild Members who have any Guild Qualifications*

[Credits table last updated 02/05/2024]

Higher Credits

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

Name & details
 Bird Mammal
 Fish/Rep  Head  Skeleton

 Sean Connell
 Email 
 Carmarthenshire

 2      
 Derek Frampton 
 01442 257071
 Hertfordshire
 Master  1      
 Mike Gadd
 Website
 Yorkshire
 Master +2
 1      
 Will Hales
 Website
 Lincolnshire 
 2  2      
 Steve Massam
 Email
 Falklands
 Master  1      
 Steve Newcombe
 Facebook
 Leicestershire
   1    Master +1  

 Colin Scott
 Website
 Scottish Borders

  2      

 Gary Tatterton
 Website
 Yorkshire

       1  

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 underlined have achieved ACCREDITED status.

 Name & Details  Bird  Mammal Fish/Rep
 Head F/Dry
Skeleton

 Drew Bain
 07748678198
 Edinburgh

     3      

 Justin Bateman 
 Website  
 Powys

   4    SPEC    

 Martin Berndt 
 Website
 RĂ¼then, Germany

   1    1    

 Steve Brown 
 Email
 Merseyside 

   1    2    

 Mark Buhagiar 
 Email
  
 Malta 

 1          

 Sarah Burhouse 
 Website
 
 Nottinghamshire 

 SPEC          

 Alexandra Cherrett
 Website
 Bournemouth 

8 7  1      

 Douglas Coates
 Email 
 Denbighshire

 2          

 Sean Connell
 Email
 Carmarthenshire

 
SPEC
 
 2
     

 Emily Cook
 Email
 Nottinghamshire 

 2          

 Gesrid Desira
 Email
 Durham 

 8          

 Becky Dick 
 Website
 Gloucestershire 

2          

 Mabel Edwards 
 Instagram
 London 

 1          

 Sean Douglas
 Email
 Salisbury 

 5          

 Sarah Fowler
 Website
 Leamington Spa

   SPEC        

 Derek Frampton
 01442 257071
 Hertfordshire

 SPEC  SPEC  SPEC      

 Mike Gadd
 Website

 Yorkshire

 SPEC  SPEC  1  SPEC  3  

 William Hales
 Website
 Lincolnshire

 SPEC  3  1  1    

 George Jamieson
 Website
 Edinburgh

 5  2  2      

 Adrian Johnstone
 Website
 Durham

       2  

 Elle Kaye
 Website
 London 

SPEC          

 Sarah Keen 
 Email
 Sheffield 

 7        

 Stephen Massam
 Email
 Falklands

 SPEC  4  3      

 William Mathews
 Email
 Buckinghamshire 

   2    3    

 Kim McDonald
 Website
 Essex

 5 1
 1      

 Euan McGrandle
 Email
 Strathclyde

     6      

 Stephen McIntyre
 Email
 North Yorkshire 

 1          

 Claire Morgan
 Website
 Tyne and Wear 

 1          

 Donal Mulcahy
 Website
 Ireland

 SPEC          

 Cameron Murray
 0131 2252524
 Edinburgh

 14          

 Steve Newcombe
 Facebook
 Leicestershire

   
SPEC
   
SPEC
   

 Danielle Payne
 Website
 Doncaster

     1      

 Dave Pilkington
 Website
 Roxburghshire

 6        

 Tam Powell
 Email
 Tipperary

 1          

 Cheryl Richardson
 Instagram
 Dartmoor

  3        

 Paul Roper
 Website
 Hertfordshire

 1          

 Colin Scott
 Website
 Scottish Borders

 SPEC SPEC
 2 4    

 Steve Smith
 Website
 Yorkshire

 SPEC 5      

 Jonathan Standing
 Email
 Cumbria

 1  SPEC    7
 

 Gary Tatterton
 Website
 Yorkshire

 SPEC  SPEC  1 SPEC
   

 Alan Turner
 07702561199
 Yorkshire

           SPEC

 Chris Voisey
 Email
 W. Yorkshire 

 2          

 Mark Walton
 Email
 Yorkshire

 2      3    

 Barry Williams
 Email
 Staffordshire 

 2    1      

 Luke Williams
 Website
 Cannock

         

 Barry Wilson
 Email
 Shropshire

 SPEC  1        

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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