Farmers Weekly Awards sponsor profiles

The Farmers Weekly Awards appreciate the hard work sponsors have done with supporting this year’s Awards and 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 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.

Category sponsors

ABP Foods Group

Sponsor of Beef Farmer of the Year

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 maximised and the environmental impact of our business and customers is minimised.

Co-op

Sponsor of Farm Innovator of the Year

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.

Germinal

Sponsor of Grassland Manager of the Year

Germinal is a leader in forage and forage-based farming systems with market expertise developed over generations. Our success lies in a strategic mix of scientific innovation, global partnerships, educational initiatives and a team of highly experienced people.

For over 30 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 underpinning modern sustainable livestock farming.

Map of Ag

Sponsor of Livestock Adviser

Map of Ag’s vision is to be the most trusted global data platform connecting farms and industry.

Our industry leading Pure Farming technology has trust at its heart, enabling farms and other data originators to control how and where their data is used, allowing innovative data-driven solutions to be developed that drive productivity, efficiency, transparency and Net Zero.

Working across all agri-food sectors Map of Ag provides a range of data-driven products and services to meet your business challenges throughout the supply chain.

MeritAgCheck

Sponsor of Contractor of the year

MeritAgCheck is a farm safety app built by UK leading agricultural safety specialists. It can be used to record your daily machinery checks, monitor defects, record both statutory and general servicing, as well as any training records of team members. Its ensuring compliance in a paperless solution.   

Morspan Construction Limited

Sponsor of Poultry Farmer of the Year

Morspan Construction Limited are the market leaders in poultry house design and construction.  With an enviable reputation for levels of finish and a professional approach from the initial design consultation through to site completion, Morspan have set the benchmark to which all other poultry buildings are compared. 

NSF International

Sponsor of Ag Student of the Year

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

Sponsor of Farm Champion of the Year

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 seven 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

Sponsor of Farm Manager of the Year

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

Sponsor of Sheep Farmer of the Year

Shearwell Data Ltd is committed to supplying UK livestock farmers with quality animal identification products and management systems. Proud sponsor of the Farmers Weekly Sheep Farmer of the Year award.

UPL

Sponsor of Lifetime achievement

Our vision is to be
an icon for growth,
technology and
innovation.

Our mission
 is to change the game
- to make every
single food product
more sustainable.

Virgin Money

Sponsor of Dairy Farmer of the Year

With a rich history of funding successful agricultural business ventures over several generations, Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks have very much been a part of the farming landscape and that will continue as we finalise our transition to Virgin Money. Our Agriculture team have a strong farming background – either from first-hand farm experience or careers in agri-banking – and our relationship managers across the country will continue to offer localised and industry-specific advice to our business customers. For more information visit virginmoney.com/business

Woodland Trust

Sponsor of Environmental Champion of the Year

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.

Photo booth sponsor

Adam Hewitt

We are delighted to be part of the Farmers Weekly Awards and supporting the rewarding of Great British agriculture

Adam Hewitt Ltd works closely with NFU Mutual and other insurers for the disposal of all farm, plant and machinery salvage collected throughout the UK. This allows farmers the opportunity to find great deals on all kinds of farm machinery and equipment, from tractors to telehandlers, sprayers to mowers, ATV’s to pickups – we get everything through our yard.

Want to sell your vehicle, tractor or machinery? Get in touch and we can run you through the options for using our weekly auction.

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.

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