Farmers Weekly Awards Sponsor Profiles

The Farmers Weekly Awards appreciate the hard work sponsors have done with supporting this year’s awards and supporting the farming industry as well as farmers across the UK.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Farmers Weekly Awards, get in touch today and see what opportunities we can offer.

Headline Sponsor

Agrovista

Agrovista is a leading supplier of agronomy advice, seed, crop protection products and precision farming services, whose roots were firmly established 60 years ago.

At Agrovista, we recognise that the face of agriculture is changing rapidly. Our aim to equip growers with the tools they need to respond to these changes before they happen.
Through our extensive trials programme, we research and develop cost-effective and environmentally-sound crop solutions.
We cover every aspect of production including arable, grass and forage crops, fruit, vegetable and commercial horticulture right through to lawn and turf care. We and are totally committed to providing innovative and evidenced-backed solutions for British agriculture, both now and in the future.
With depots and regional agronomy centres throughout the UK, we are your local crop care experts.

We are delighted to be part of the Farmers Weekly Awards and proud to be the sponsor of the Farmer of the Year.

Proudly Supporting

Grenadier

In 2017, INEOS Chairman Jim Ratcliffe, a car enthusiast and experienced adventurer, identified a gap in the market for a stripped back, utilitarian, hard-working 4x4 engineered for modern day compliance and reliability. INEOS Automotive Limited was formed and a senior team of automotive professionals assembled to bring the vision to reality with a fresh perspective of 4x4 development and manufacturing.

Combining rugged British spirit with German engineering rigour, the Grenadier will be a truly uncompromising 4x4 built from the ground up. Engineered to overcome all conditions, it will provide best-in-class off-road capability, durability and reliability to those who depend on a vehicle as a working tool, wherever they are in the world.

On the engineering front, we are now moving into series development, with announcements on appointed suppliers and partners to be made in the coming months. INEOS Grenadier will go into production in 2021 in a new purpose-built manufacturing facility in Bridgend, Wales.

INEOS Automotive is a subsidiary of INEOS Group (www.ineos.com), a leading manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. It employs 22,000 people across 34 businesses, with a production network spanning 183 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries. From paints to plastics, textiles to technology, medicines to mobile phones, materials manufactured by INEOS enhance almost every aspect of modern life.

To find out more about Grenadier, visit www.ineosgrenadier.com.

 

Category Sponsors

ABP Foods Group

ABP Food Group contributes an estimated €1.3bn each year into the rural economies in which it operates.

We recognise that the farmers who supply meat to us are vital partners in ensuring that the quality of our product is maintained and traceability is ensured.

Our core business – ABP Beef – is supported by its renewable, pet food and protein divisions, which combine to ensure the value of by-products is maximized and the environmental impact of our business and customers is minimized.

Baldwins

We are one of the UK’s fastest growing accountancy firms and now part of the Cogital Group. We aim to help you achieve your business and personal goals by offering national coverage on a variety of professional accounting and business advisory services, including up-to-the-minute technical and personal advice.

Our growing success has developed from the commitment to excellent advice and support to our clients and their businesses. We provide a diverse range of specialist services and advice that is specifically designed to add value to your business.

Coop

“Co-op is a leading convenience food retailer, we are the UK’s largest co-operative business, owned by millions of members, and we’ve a history of taking action on the issues that matter most to our members and customers.  The world is changing in ways that are having a real impact on our food system.  We know we need to be agile and adapt to ensure a sustainable food future for people and the planet.

We take great care in understanding where our products come from, what ingredients go into them and how we can make our business operate more efficiently.  We want to ensure that the way we source our ingredients and create our products is done with people and the planet front of mind.  We will champion sustainable agriculture and our British sourcing commitments will remain strong.  Supporting

British farmers is important to the Co-op members and customers – that’s why we guarantee that all our own brand fresh and frozen meat and the meat we use in Co-op products is 100% British.  With our farmer and grower groups we’re innovating together – embracing new technology and working on projects with partners to protect the environment we farm, not just here in the UK but overseas as well.  We believe that British farmers produce some of the best food in the world, and that’s why we are a leading supporter of British food and farming.”

FMC

FMC is an agricultural sciences company that advances farming through innovative and sustainable crop protection technologies. From our industry leading discovery pipeline, to unique application systems, to modern biological products, we are passionate about bringing new solutions to growers around the world.

Germinal

Germinal is a leader in forage and forage-based farming systems with market expertise developed over generations. Their success lies in a strategic mix of scientific innovation, global partnerships, educational initiatives and a team of highly experienced people.
For over thirty years, Germinal has maintained a unique relationship with the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Science (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University. Through this collaboration, the company has brought Aber High Sugar Grass (AberHSG) to a worldwide market, providing a combination of dry matter yield and herbage quality capable of under-pinning modern sustainable livestock farming.

KWS

We owe our success to our independence, a value that connects us with our customers, with farmers who are also usually self-employed entrepreneurs. Independence gives us the freedom to conduct intensive research and to develop new varieties in order to tailor our portfolio to the needs of our customers, specifically to their necessities.

Massey Ferguson

At Massey Ferguson, we are passionate about the future of farming. With nearly 170 years of innovation and experience, we supply straightforward, dependable farm machinery.

Farming has never been more challenging, but the long-term prospects are bright. Massey Ferguson continues to play an active part in shaping the future of agriculture and we value the opinions of farmers as they face the challenges of balancing profitable businesses in a sustainable environment. We are focused on developing equipment and technology to help boost productivity.

We fully understand the pressures associated with running a modern mixed farm and we are very proud to sponsor this category.

NSF International

NSF International work with the food industry to create consumer confidence from farm to food.
We work with farmers to help them demonstrate the quality of what they produce. Farm assurance covers animal welfare, food safety, traceability and provenance and environmental protection so consumers can be confident the food they eat is safe and responsibility produced.

NFU

The NFU is the leading representation body for British agriculture and horticulture. With in-excess of 55,000 members, our purpose is to champion farmers in England and Wales – campaigning on their behalf for a stable and sustainable future, and to secure the best possible deal for our members.
Our team provides a scale of knowledge that no other agricultural organisation can match. We’re at the heart of the farming community, supporting members on any farming issue in every sector. With 7 regional offices, 250 local offices, NFU Cymru in Builth Wells and offices in Westminster and Brussels, we’re not only giving our members an unrivalled voice on the political stage, but also working to make a difference on the issues that matter locally.

Safety Revolution

Our overriding objective is to reduce the risk of injury or death where we are actively involved in supporting a client. We seek to do this in a positive, constructive manner with the highest standards of professionalism. Our clients guard their privacy closely and value discretion highly – we guard those principles as our own.
Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: loyalty, honesty and integrity. We live by those values and have them in mind as we make decisions and as we offer our advice.

Shearwell Data

Shearwell Data is located on a working farm on Exmoor, where we develop and test all our products under real farm conditions. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the agricultural industry, our fast, efficient service and competitive prices.

Woodland Trust

We’re thrilled to be sponsoring the Environmental and Sustainability award honouring that farmer who has made the most positive impact on the wider environment and sustainability of their  farming  practice.

Here at the Woodland Trust we support farmers who work to be custodians of the land and always aim to leave it in a better state than they found it,  by considering trees to help improve soil quality, increase biodiversity, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water management, reduce the negative effects of pesticides, or any other environmental improvements. The winner of this award will be chosen from amongst the finalists of the other award categories.

VIP Drinks Sponsor

JP Trett

We are delighted to be part of the Farmers Weekly Awards and proud to be the sponsor of the VIP Drinks.

JP Trett has one clear objective: SUCCESS, all JP Trett business partners are agricultural experts and have specialist knowledge within their industry. Success is possible to create and develop and at JP Trett we work tirelessly to ensure that all possible avenues of search and selection and consultancy are utilised, from extensive database building, professional networking and search engine optimisation to candidate screening and targeted candidate marketing.

Our extensive and growing team of professionals work across multiple offices in the UK to enable us to have a powerful and geographical advantage to our service with meeting and conference facilities in the Midlands and a Regional hub in the heart of Rural East Anglia.

Photobooth Sponsor

Adam Hewitt

We were established in 1946 after World War II when my father opened a body repair business called John Hewitt Garages, and we now have over 70 years experience in the Motor and Agricultural Salvage Industry.

Michael and Adam joined the business in the 1970’s and the business expanded into the salvage management arena and became a limited company – John Hewitt and Sons Garages Ltd. By 1985 the sale of Motor Salvage had become the main focus of the business.

FARMERS WEEKLY AWARDS

Farmers Weekly Awards celebrate the very best of British farming by recognising and rewarding innovation, hard work and passion for agriculture.

The Farmers Weekly Awards night has become a highlight in the farming social calendar. The 2020 awards will take place on Thursday 1st October at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.