Island farmer’ success at British Awards event

During the British Farming Awards at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham, one Island resident won first place. and another was shortlisted for an award.

Paul Griffin, of Briddlesford Farm, won the first place Gold Award for the ‘Dairy Innovator of the Year’, and Robert Chapman, of Westover Farm, was shortlisted for the ‘Contractor Innovator of the Year’ award.

Paul said: “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 is is today.”

The main sponsors of the event were The Farmer’s 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.”