Awards Night 2017-10-16T13:02:37+00:00

Awards Night

Last year we welcomed more than 600 farmers and industry representatives to a sold out venue, who gathered to celebrate the best in British farming innovation and this year will be no different. Taking place on Thursday, 19 October, the 2017 awards is a night in the agricultural calendar not to be missed.

At this year’s awards evening the winners of the Farmers Guardian Mart’s the Heart Awards will be announced. The awards, which highlight the vital role auctions and auctioneers play within the livestock industry, will be presented with their awards.


2017 timetable to be announced shortly

18:30  Drinks reception and registration

19:30  Marts the Harts awards presentation

19:45  Three course dinner served

21:15  After dinner speaker Rory Bremner

21:30  Awards

10:45  Entertainment

01:00  Carriages

2017 Guest Entertainment

Impressionist Rory Bremner, has been announced as the guest speaker at this year’s British Farming Awards.

Rory Bremner is Britain’s best-loved impressionist. With a repertoire of over one hundred characters, he impersonates everyone from film stars to chatshow hosts, sportsmen to newsreaders and politicians to fellow comedians.

His series Rory Bremner…Who Else? and Bremner, Bird & Fortune, have been among the sharpest satire shows on television. Rory frequently appears in one-off topical specials including Between Iraq and a Hard Place, and Silly Money, a four part satirical documentary on the global banking crisis. He frequently appears on a range of both comic and serious programmes including Question Time, The One Show, QI, and This Week. He was a regular on BBC 2’s Mock the Week and partnered Erin on the Saturday night hit Strictly Come Dancing.

Rory has also hosted Breakfast with Frost, written diaries for the Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman, and translated a number of operas including Kurt Weill’s Der Silbersee for Broomhill Opera (he speaks fluent German, French and Spanish). He’s even achieved charttopping status with his single 19 Not Out (performed with the BBC cricket commentary team).

He has twice won the British Comedy Award for Top Male Performer as well as BAFTA’s Best Light Entertainment Award.

Rory said “I am delighted to be performing at this year’s British Farming Awards! Living in the beautiful countryside in the Scottish Borders and the Cotswolds, I  hugely admire and respect the hard work, dedication and resilience of the local farming communities.. I look forward to sharing the evening with the UK’s most successful farmers.”


The 2017 British Farming Awards will be held in the Imperial Suite at The National Conference Centre, Birmingham. The NCC has gained an exceptional reputation across the industry, accommodating over 200,000 guests each year. Situated in the heart of the country, you could not ask for an easier venue to reach by air, road or rail, with ever improving transport links and plenty of exciting attractions in the immediate vicinity the National Conference Centre.

The National Conference Centre welcomed its first guests back in 1985 following the successful launch of the National Motorcycle Museum the previous year. Initially expected to be simply an extension of the National Motorcycle Museum’s facilities, the venue soon developed and matured into a successful stand-alone,award-winning venue of its own.

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