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.
2019 Headline Sponsors
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.
2019 Category Sponsors
ABP is a leading UK red meat processor, operating across 15 locations and working with over 12,000 British farmers. We have been delivering world–leading meat products for the retail, food service, wholesale and manufacturing sectors for over 60 years.
Sustainability is a key driver of our business and our sustainability strategy which is based on the United Nations Global Sustainable Goals.
With ArmaTrac recently being acquired by Mahindra – The world’s largest tractor manufacturer ArmaTrac brand continues to grow from strength to strength. ArmaTrac is now supported with the full weight of the giant Mahindra organisation behind the ArmaTrac brand. ArmaTrac currently produces tractors with engines from Deutz and Perkins as well as transmissions and axles from ZF and Carraro, offering a reputable and reliable driveline as its foundation. Backed up by a 2 year bumper to bumper factory warranty giving that peace of mind
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.
In addition to core accounting we offer specialist advice in obtaining or restructuring finance, inheritance tax planning, diversification, insurance, agricultural property relief, maximising tax reliefs and reviewing business structures, with a client led service offering bespoke solutions to local rural businesses.
Working with the latest cloud accounting solutions means we can provide you with real time reporting, helping you to plan and forecast for your business needs, giving you more time on your farm.
The Baldwins Group includes the following companies Baldwins, which has more than 80 UK offices; Campbell Dallas who are one of the largest Scottish accountancy firms with over 300 staff; and Wilkins Kennedy who have 700 staff covering south east England and the Home Counties.
Camping and Caravanning Club
Established in 1901, our Club is the largest of its kind covering all forms of camping, and for over 50 years we have been helping landowners diversify and generate additional income by setting up and operating their own campsites, without the need for planning permission.
Our dedicated team of experts offer free help and advice with everything from completing the quick online application, to dealing with local authorities and welcoming campers. Once up and running, these privately-owned sites are advertised and made available to our 727,000 Club members.
“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 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.
Fendt offers reliable, leading-edge products to promote the success of farmers and contractors. We strive to be recognised as the undisputed worldwide technology leader for the agricultural industry – one that offers the professional agribusiness the best integral solutions for their businesses.
We are positioned for those businesses who seek the very best, with our agricultural technology that delivers an innovative advantage.
Complete with a full range of Tractors, Combine harvesters, Forage Harvesting equipment and Sprayer Technology all linked together with the latest technology adds to make Fendt the preferred manufacturer.
Innovation for Agriculture
The objective of Innovation for Agriculture is to improve the productivity of the UK farming sector through an increased application of the latest research, via methods that are both sustainable and efficient. IFA specialises in agricultural science knowledge transfer, which aims to take the results from academic research and translate into practical and palatable solutions for farmers across the UK and Europe.
Jelf are experts in insurance, risk management and employee benefits. Their purpose is simple: to help farmers across the UK thrive. To do this, an expert team of farm insurance brokers access a variety of markets in order to find the best insurance policies at competitive rates for their clients.
As a business, Jelf has over 60 years’ experience providing farm insurance advice. Whether it is standard farm insurance or a modern diversification, they can cater for each eventuality. Jelf has an extensive network of regional offices; enabling its advisers to provide an expert, personal service from over 70 offices in 67 locations across the UK.
Dedicated support for Kubota equipment starts at Kubota (U.K.)’s Oxfordshire headquarters, which house the company’s sales and marketing teams, distribution, service and parts support, training and product development for the UK and Irish markets.
The efficiency of the Thame operation was recognised in 1996 when Kubota (U.K.) Limited was awarded ISO 9002 accreditation for its quality systems. Today, Kubota remains the best selling compact tractor in the UK, and this is down to the highest of manufacturing standards in its Japanese and American factories, product reliability, durability and low running costs as well as excellent resale values.
We develop a wide range of oilseed rape, maize, sugar beet and cereal varieties. We use a range of technologies to ensure improved consistency in crop performance to benefit all; merchant, farmer, processor and ultimately end-user customer.
Manitou Group was founded over 60 years ago by Marcel Braud in France.
Today, Manitou Group is an international manufacturer of rough terrain materials handling equipment including telescopic handlers specialising in both agricultural and construction industries.
Manitou Group also major on the manufacturing and distribution of access platforms (MEWPS) and a full range of industrial fork trucks, including rough terrain, semi rough terrain, diesel, electric, gas and warehousing.
Employing more than 4400 people worldwide, Manitou Group has shown massive growth over the 60 years and is still growing, especially as the markets develop and new products are brought to the forefront.
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.
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.
The team at Safety Revolution focus on working closely with farm managers and challenging the boundaries of good safety and welfare practices. We remain committed to helping to provide the safest possible working environment. We deliver bespoke, practical and pragmatic solutions to help farms and estates maintain legally compliant safety management systems.
Shearwell offer a complete solution – ear tags, readers and software, designed to work together to help your business.
Being a family run business who are committed to supporting British Livestock Farmers; they are proud to sponsor Sheep Farmer of the year 2019.
Based on a working farm on Exmoor, Shearwell tests and uses all the Shearwell products and systems. This, with a record of superb customer service, the high retention rate of Shearwell tags and the pursuit of product innovation, leads to Shearwell’s aim – ‘Working to help the livestock farmer.’
We’re thrilled to be sponsoring the Lifetime achievement award honouring that farmer who has made a unique and special contribution, over a prolonged period to farming. At a time of great change for the industry both politically and climatically it is important we learn lessons from the past and embrace new solutions. A healthy, natural environment is essential for productive, sustainable farming. And here at the Woodland Trust we support farmers to consider trees. From managing soil erosion and sheltering livestock, to providing an extra crop of fruit, nuts or timber – planting trees on your land can make a difference.
VIP Drinks Sponsor
We are delighted to be part of the Farmers Weekly Awards and proud to be the sponsor of the VIP Drinks.
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