Congratulations to the Food & Farming Award winners

Congratulations to the hugely impressive line up of winners who celebrated with us at the 13th Food & Farming Industry Awards at the House of Commons on December 2nd.

Gyles Brandreth presented the awards with more of his unique ‘style’ than you can imagine. He was accompanied by Toastmaster and Agronomist Sean Sparling.

The awards were hosted by Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton & Honiton and organised by Lewis Business Media.

CLICK HERE for photos from the evening

The winners are:

FARM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR sponsored by Firestone

Presented by Steve Hewitt, Agriculture Product Manager

The winner received the Farm Business silver cup.

Winner of the Farm Business of the Year, our most prestigious award.

To be successful the Farm Business of the year needs to be at the forefront of the industry not only in food production but also in its positive attitude
to technology and the environment and staff development. Grosvenor Farms demonstrate this as well as a strong heritage. Grosvenor Farms are in the Vanguard
of modern farming and is not only a top tier large scale farm in terms of size at 5,500 acres but also a top performer in animal welfare. It is a farm the
industry should be proud of. Showing what can be done with the right mindset. – Chair of Judges

Winner: Grosvenor Farms

 

PROGRESSIVE FARMER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Agrovista UK

Presented by Nick Rainsley, Head of Marketing at Agrovista

Winner: Colin McGregor, McGregor Farms

Highly Commended: John Pawsey, Shimpling Park Farm

AGRONOMIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by DuPont (UK)

Presented by Georgina Clayton, Senior Registration Representative at DuPont (UK)

Winner: Damian McAuley Agronomist, Indigro

Highly Commended: Chris Martin, Agronomist Agrovista UK

 

RURAL ENTERPRISE AWARD sponsored by Silostop

Presented by Marion Barnham Marketing Director of Silostop

Winner: Bucklebury Farm Park

Highly Commended: Craigie’s Deli & Cafe

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO AGRICULTURE

Sponsored by Warners Law LLP

Steve Colville, Partner & Head of Agriculture presenting

Winner: James Robertson

FOOD CHAIN MARKETING AWARD sponsored by Merial Animal Health

Gavin Kelly, Head of Avian Business at Merial Animal Health, presenting

Winner: LJ Fairburn & Son

Highly Commended: Wensleydale Creamery

BRITISH FARMING INDUSTRY RECOGNITION AWARD

Presented by Steve Colville Warners Law and

Neil Parish MP

“As we focus on Brexit and all that means we need to focus on how UK Farming will be successful in home markets and at exporting. For that to happen we
need all parts of the industry to work together.


One of the key elements that make the industry successful includes the hugely important permanent and seasonal workforce from overseas and in
particular from our EU neighbours.


The Food and Farming awards on behalf of the UK farming industry would like to applaud the vital contribution that they make to successful food and
farming businesses.

“So on behalf of all these workers ask Jacqueline Minor, Head of Representation at the European Commission to receive an award on behalf of the tens of
thousands who work with our farming industry to make it the success it is today.”

CHAMPION SUSTAINABLE FARM PRACTICE sponsored by NSF Agriculture

Presented by Tim Green, Agriculture Director

Winner: Claire Howlett, Wicton Farm

Highly Commended: Judith Freane, Brown Cow Organics

 

YOUNG FARMER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Kendalls

Presented by Andrew Kendall, Director Kendalls PR

Winner: Jack Ayles, Oakwood Farm

Highly Commended: Henry Steel, AK & JF Farms

 

FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Presented by John Lewis Managing Director Lewis Business Media

Winner: Wold Top Brewery

Highly Commended: Pulford Farm

RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Gloucester Farm Services

Thank you to all our sponsors:

AGROVISTA, DUPONT MERIAL, SILOSTOP, WARNERS, KENDALLS, NSF AGRICULTURE, FIRESTONE

Photos from the event will follow shortly.

 

For future events please contact emma@lewisbusinessmedia.co.uk

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