Representing Taxidermy in the UK

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

Institutions and Individuals

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.

The Highest Achievement in the UK is

 MASTER Taxidermist (Master in a chosen field) achieved from Higher Credits

Name Bird Mammal Game Head Fish
Contact Details Area Accepting Work
Jack Fishwick Master Master
Lancashire Yes
Derek FramptonMaster    01442 257071 Hertfordshire Yes
Mike Gadd Master
Yorkshire Selling Stock
Dave Hollingworth Master
 Cheshire Yes
Stuart Jefferies Master
Highlands Yes
Steve Massam Master     Falklands No
Emily Mayer Master
 Norfolk 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/
Contact Details Area Accepting Work
Dave Astley
           Yorkshire  Retired
Carl Church SPEC 
 Yorkshire   No
Sean Connell SPEC   Carmarthenshire  

James Dickinson

SPEC       01772 530213  Yorkshire  Retired
Chris Elliott     SPEC

077889 71637

Jack Fishwick
 SPEC  SPEC   SPEC  Lancashire  Yes
Derek Frampton
SPEC SPEC 01442 257071    Yes
Mike Gadd
SPEC SPEC SPEC  Yorkshire Selling Stock
Will Hales
  Yes & Selling Stock
Steve Heyes
         07514 517070 
Dave Hollingworth
Dave Hornbrook

01287 630940

Cleveland  Yes & Selling Stock 
George Jamieson

01313 361916

 Scotland Yes 
Stuart Jefferies SPEC SPEC

Scotland  Yes
Phil Leggett


07426 415971

Steve Massam
SPEC          Falklands  No
Emily Mayer

SPEC Norfolk  No
Kim McDonald
Donal Mulcahy SPEC

+353 861663132

Ireland Yes & selling stock
Steve Newcombe
Colin Scott
Peter Scott
SPEC SPEC 01900 66267                               Retired
Dave Spaul
SPEC 01255 428 168    
Jonathan Standing
01539 552252                             Yes
SPEC          Yorkshire  No
Gary Tatterton

01937 581077

 Yorkshire  Yes
Paul Taylor
SPEC 01305 848 952    
Steve Toher
SPEC SPEC SPEC 0114 269 8046  Yorkshire  Yes
Barry Wilson

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.

These are not listed

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