THE winners of the 2016 British Farming Awards were revealed at a fantastic awards ceremony, held at Chateau Impney Hotel, Droitwich Spa, held on Thursday 20th October 2016.
More than 600 farmers and industry professionals attended the sold out event, which showcased the innovation and achievements of grass roots farmers across the agricultural industry.
Agricultural Student of the Year:
Nicola Blowey, Harper Adams University
Arable Innovator of the Year:
Jonathan Boaz, J.F. Boaz & Sons
Beef Innovator of the Year:
Ben and Tori Stanley, Tori & Ben's Farm
Dairy Innovator of the Year:
Robert Sims, F.R. & V.A. Sims
Digital Innovator of the year:
Jonathan Fell, The Ice Cream Farm
Diversification Innovator of the Year:
Joanna and Andrew Reynolds, Church Farm Brewery (Small)
John Weston, Droitwich Spa Marina Ltd (Large)
Family Farming business of the Year:
The Gay Family, Newton Farm Foods
Cumbria Flood Action Group
Farming Partnership of the Year:
Meirion Jones & Iwan Poulton
Machinery Innovator of the Year:
James Geoghegan, Agriknives
New Entrant Award: Against the Odds:
Michael and Laura Trayte
Outstanding Contribution to British Agriculture:
Lord Don Curry
Sheep Innovator of the Year:
Ben Anthony and Diana Fairclough
Contractor Innovator of the Year:
Matt Redman, Matt Redman
The 2016 British Farming Awards was held in the regent suite at the Chateau Impney Hotel. A unique historic country house hotel. Dating back to 1875, it was built by englishman John Corbett for his french wife.
Guest Speaker – Sally Gunnell OBE
We were delighted that Sally Gunnell OBE was the guest speaker at the 2016 British Farming Awards.
Profile: Olympian Sally Gunnell OBE, a farmer’s daughter who hails from Chigwell, Essex, has been announced as the guest speaker at this year’s British Farming Awards.
Sally remains the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently – Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth – and a world record.
Following her retirement from international athletics, Sally developed a career as a television presenter and motivational speaker. Today, she mixes motivational speaking with running corporate well-being programmes, and is a high-profile supporter of healthy and active family initiatives in the UK.
In addition, she is also a Prince’s Countryside Fund Ambassador.