Welcome to the British Farming Awards
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There are few occasions when farmers come together to celebrate all they have achieved but The British Farming Awards is one of those rare times!
Now in its fourth year The British Farming Awards 2016 will be held on Thursday 20th October at the Chateau Impney Hotel, Droitwich.
Recognising the hard work, innovation and determination of farming, the awards showcase the achievements of farmers working within the UK agricultural industry.
Organised by Briefing Media Agriculture, parent company to Farmers Guardian, Arable Farming and Dairy Farmer, there are 15 categories in total. All recognising farming’s core sectors - arable, beef, sheep, dairy and machinery – as well as acknowledging the vast array of farm diversifications emerging as farmers add value to their businesses.
There is often a perception when entering awards that you have to be the biggest and the best in the industry, but the British Farming Awards aims to showcase innovation and adaptability - no matter what the size and scale of the business.
2016 Guest speaker
Olympian Sally Gunnell OBE, a farmer’s daughter who hails from Chigwell, Essex, has been announced as the guest speaker at this year’s British Farming Awards.
Sally remains the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently – Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth – and a world record.
Following her retirement from international athletics, Sally developed a career as a television presenter and motivational speaker. Today, she mixes motivational speaking with running corporate well-being programmes, and is a high-profile supporter of healthy and active family initiatives in the UK.
In addition, she is also a Prince’s Countryside Fund Ambassador.
Sally says: “I am really looking forward to speaking at the British Farming Awards and meeting some of the UK’s finest farmers.
“Growing up on the family farm, I believe the principles and dedication I learned strongly contributed to my sporting career and its success."
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