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 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.

Proudly supporting


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 4×4 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 4×4 development and manufacturing.

Combining rugged British spirit with German engineering rigour, the Grenadier will be a truly uncompromising 4×4 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 (, 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


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.


Sponsor of Young Farmer of the Year

Our highly experienced team of accounting and finance experts advise thousands of farmers every day and many of the team are from farming backgrounds so understand the challenges that come with running a Farm.

We are unique in the farming industry with local offices and local people, which means we are part of the community, your community, we understand local situations and have local contacts, supported by a national network of offices across the UK.


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.


Sponsor of Dairy Farmer of the Year

Dairy farmers work from dawn until dusk caring for their animals. At Phibro, we’re proud to be their trusted partner. Our portfolio of top-quality, effective feed ingredients and nutritional products, combined with our unmatched support, help dairy farmers meet the highest standards of animal care.

We set ourselves apart as a leading provider of nutritional speciality products, which are based on extensive research and proven results. Our innovative, science-based solutions help our customers achieve optimal animal health.

We offer proprietary nutritional speciality products developed in cooperation with private research companies and leading university partners. We go the extra mile, conducting field trials to confirm our products are effective and help achieve the animal health goals of our customers.


Sponsor of Arable Adviser of the Year

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.


Sponsor of Grassland Farmer 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.


Sponsor of Ag Student of the Year

Making sausages is in our blood and we’ve been doing it for years. We pride ourselves on our service and flavour and pull out all the stops to deliver farmers’ market-quality sausages wherever you are. We work the farm, the shows and in the factory to ensure we offer the most unique, healthy and most delicious sausages around. We are British and proudly independent!


One generation on, we’re all working together on the family farm to bring you sausages packed to the skin with quality, flavour and inspiration.

Every time we perfect a new recipe, we get our friends and family round. The more the merrier. If we could, everybody would have a place around our kitchen table. So with Heck, we’re doing the next best thing – sending our awesome products out to you instead. Come on, tuck in…. pork sausages, chicken burgers, veggie range too! Something for everyone. Always gluten free.



Sponsor of Arable Farmer of the Year

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

Sponsor of Mixed Farmer of the Year

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

Sponsor of Pig Farmer of the Year and Poultry Farmer 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.


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.

Tama UK

Sponsor of Contractor of the Year

Tama UK specialise in providing total crop baling solutions and are focused on meeting the specific needs of the customer. Tama is a leading manufacturer of twine and netwrap, working together with the main baling machinery manufacturers. These partnerships result in the highest quality products, specifically tailored to suit all crop baling equipment.

Tama offers an unrivalled level of customer support, technical expertise and distribution excellence, together with products approved and recommended by leading machinery manufacturers such as CLAAS, CNH, Fendt, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, Kubota and SDF.

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UPL’s mission is to change the game – to make every single food product more sustainable. As a global leader in global food systems, and with a revenue of US$3.14 billion, UPL is present in 130+ countries.

UPL offers an integrated portfolio of agricultural solutions for various arable and speciality crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.

With market access to 90% of the world’s food basket, UPL are focused on ushering growth and progress for the complete agricultural value chain including growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners through our Open Ag network, an agriculture network that feeds sustainable growth for all.
No limits, no borders.

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 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.

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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