Angling International joins UK tackle representative body
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Angling International magazine is now represented on the Board of Directors of the Angling Trades Association (ATA), the body representing the UK fishing tackle industry.
The magazine’s Consultant Editor, Mel Bagnall, joined the Board for its latest meeting at Barston Lakes, West Midlands, last week, although it is not the first time he has been involved with the organisation.
He previously sat on the Board from 1999 to 2005 when he was Publishing Director of the portfolio of magazines, websites and shows owned by leading UK publishing company EMAP, now Bauer.
“It’s good to be part of the Board once again and to contribute to the work it does in representing, promoting and protecting the industry,” he said. “Any businesses out there that are not fully aware of the real benefits of ATA membership should find out more.
“These include access to surveys, information on issues like employment law, free courses on matters such as trademark protection and trading in China, a free business support helpline, free advertising opportunities and a retail finance scheme.
“There is also, of course, National Fishing Month, which has been promoting recruitment to the sport for 25 years and which is taking place right now. The Board’s efforts have secured invaluable exposure for angling in newpapers and magazines and on radio and TV right across the UK.”
The ATA Board is made up of: Naidre Werner (Chairman); Dr Bruno Broughton (CEO); Robin Morley (Daiwa Sports); Phil Briscoe (Colmic); Nigel May (Dinsmores); John Henderson (Pure Fishing); Andrew Race (Reuben Heaton); Steven Hopkinson (Tricast); Stephen Gross (Fishing Republic); Richard Foster ( Fosters of Birmingham); Sarah Thompson (Barfords Fishery and Tackle Shop); Mel Bagnall, (Angling International); Mark Sawyer (Bauer Media); Nick Marlow, (Tackle & Guns); and Mike Heylin, (Angling Trust/Fish Legal).