FW Awards 2018: Farming’s top night out in photos and videos

Last night (4 October) the farming community whooped and cheered the people that make British agriculture the exciting, diverse and world-class industry we’re all proud to be a part of.

In the heart of London, 1,100 farmers, advisers, industry leaders and representatives joined together to congratulate the champions of farming’s most prestigious ceremony – the 2018 Farmers Weekly Awards.

See also: Read up on all of the FW Awards 2018 winners and finalists

We’ve picked out some of our guests’ photos and video clips to encapsulate the big night out.

Farmers Weekly editor “King” Karl Schneider got a rather royal fanfare as his strode on stage to give his welcome.

The rest of the Farmers Weekly team didn’t scrub up too badly either.

We enjoyed some pre-awards ceremony entertainment in the form of a very jazzy drum extravaganza.

Setting the room off in an almost permanent state of giggles for the second year on the trot was writer and comedian Gyles Brandreth, who took centre stage as our master of ceremonies.

The selfie sticks were back by popular demand and our amazing guests wasted no time in putting them to good use. Here are some of our favourites.

There was a fantastic sense of optimism and pride in the room too.

And finally, the best reaction of the night goes to Emma Nelson. Loving the enthusiasm.

See more photos from the 2018 Farmers Weekly Awards and upload your own snaps to our dedicated gallery.