The UK’s thriving farming industry was highlighted on Friday 6th December at this fantastic black tie event at the House of Commons organised by Farm Business magazine.
Guests had the opportunity to take a tour of the Houses of Parliament before a champagne drinks reception in the Strangers’ Bar followed by a three-course gala dinner in the Member’s Dinning Room, where the awards winners were announced by host Julia Hartley-Brewer, broadcaster and newspaper columnist. Click Here to read all about our 2019 winners!
The Celebrations continued at the after show party, at Gillray’s Bar in the London Marriott Hotel.
6:30pm Drinks Reception
- After Dinner Speech and Awards Presentation
10:30pm After Party at Gillray’s Bar, Marriott London County Hall
A message from publisher Simon Lewis
I’m delighted that Lewis Business Media and Farm Business are once again able to bring you these awards, which are firmly established as one of the highlights of the industry calendar and we are incredibly fortunate to recognise our winners in such a prestigious setting as the House of Commons. These awards continue to go from strength to strength and that is down to the continued excellence and innovation demonstrated by British farmers and their production standards, which are, rightly, considered the best in the world.
As we stand on the brink of seismic change for British agriculture, these high standards, combined with the versatility, resolve and drive of farmers, mean we are well placed to meet challenges head on and capitalise on opportunities as they arise. As such, these awards recognise and reward excellence in UK agriculture, with a view to inspiring farmers to achieve new heights in a turbulent climate. This year, as ever, we have received good numbers of entries, more than 80 in total across all categories, and the judging panel can confirm the standard was extremely high and a credit to agriculture across the UK. I would like to thank broadcaster and journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer for hosting the event and presenting our awards, and everyone on the senior judging panel: Lord Donald Curry of Kirkharle, former chair of the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food, and AHDB chair Sir Peter Kendall, ably chaired by former NFU president Meurig Raymond, for giving up their time to judge the entries and feed their views into the process. Thank you, also, to our sponsors, who all help to make these awards possible.
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