14 February 2019

TMB chairman cancels speech for key Euro meeting

Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle has apologised for cancelling a number of  scheduled engagements next week due to a requirement for him to attend top-level European talks to discuss the future of tripe.

Sir Norman Wrassle
Speaking earlier today, Sir Norman said he was particularly disappointed not to be attending the annual general meeting of the Garstang Ladies' League, which has been a regular feature on his calendar for the last eight years.

Sir Norman will be meeting key industry leaders in Las Palmas in Gran Canaria for a three day summit early next week. He hopes the meeting will also confirm the principal venue for this year's World Tripe Day celebrations on 24 October.  There are currently three cities competing to host the event which in previous years has been held in Madrid, Rome and Sofia. "At this stage of the year we normally have this matter decided, but I can see I shall have to knock some heads together if we are to reach an agreement soon," he said.

Sir Norman confirmed that his trip next week was not part of the TMB's regular schedule of fact finding visits, so he was not expecting to be visiting any abattoirs, but added "If the opportunity presents itself, I'm sure I'll find it difficult to turn it down." 

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