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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.


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.

This is a list of all 2019 Guild Members who have any Guild Qualifications*

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

 Name Bird Mammal Game Head Fish / Reptile Contact Details Area Accepting Work
Derek FramptonMaster   01442 257071Hertfordshire Yes
Mike GaddMaster    WebsiteYorkshire Selling Stock
Dave Hollingworth  Master  WebsiteCheshire Yes
Stuart Jefferies  Master  WebsiteHighlands Yes
Steve MassamMaster    Falklands No
Emily Mayer    EmailNorfolk No

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

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

Name  Bird  Mammal  Game Head  Fish / Reptile  Contact Details  Area  Accepting work

Dave Astley

          Yorkshire Retired
Carl Church SPEC      Website Yorkshire  Yes
Sean Connell SPEC        Email Carmarthenshire  No
Chris Elliott     SPEC   077889 71637    Yes

Derek Frampton

SPEC     SPEC 01442 257071    Yes

Mike Gadd

SPEC SPEC SPEC    Website Yorkshire  Selling Stock

Will Hales

SPEC        Website    Yes & selling stock

Steve Heyes

        07514 517070 Lancashire  Yes

Dave Hollingworth

SPEC SPEC SPEC    Website Cheshire  Yes

Dave Hornbrook

SPEC SPEC      Website 
01287 630940
Cleveland  Yes & Selling Stock 

George Jamieson

01313 361916
Scotland  Yes
Stuart Jefferies   SPEC SPEC    Website Scotland Yes

Phil Leggett

      SPEC  Website
07426 415971

Steve Massam

SPEC         Falklands  No

Emily Mayer

  SPEC     Email Norfolk  No

Kim McDonald

         Website Essex  Retired
Donal Mulcahy SPEC        Website
+353 861663132
Ireland Yes & selling stock
Steve Newcombe     SPEC    Facebook    


SPEC         Yorkshire  No

Colin Scott

SPEC SPEC      Website   Yes & selling stock

Peter Scott

SPEC     SPEC  Email
01900 66267

Dave Spaul

    SPEC   01255 428 168    
Jonathan Standing   SPEC      Email
01539 552252

Gary Tatterton

01937 581077
Yorkshire  Yes
Paul Taylor  SPEC 01305 848 952  
Barry Wilson SPEC        Email    

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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