Paul (centre) with TV's Vernon Kay (L)


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The Isle of Wight was represented at the British Farming Awards at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham on Thursday (17th October).

Paul Griffin, of Briddlesford Farm, won the first place Gold Award for the ‘Dairy Innovator of the Year’.

Paul said:

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“I am thrilled to receive this award, which recognises the fantastic support of the whole team at Briddlesford. We pull together to make this business what it is today”.

Robert Chapman, of Westover Farm, was also at the awards last week as he was shortlisted for the ‘Contractor Innovator of the Year’ award.

The main sponsors of the event are The Farmers’ Guardian and Morrisons.

Ben Briggs, editor of Farmers’ Guardian said:

“These awards reflect the breadth of the farming industry, celebrating the diversity and innovation present in an industry which faces continuing change and challenges”.

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Finalists came from around the whole of the UK.


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