Winners at the M&S ‘Farming for the future awards’

1st August, 2018

Winners at the M&S ‘Farming for the future awards’

Niall Whittle, Farm Manager of our Langford Farm scooped the ‘Outstanding Producer Award’ at the recent M&S Farming for the Future Awards for England and Wales. The awards took place at the the Royal Welsh Show on Monday 23rd July.

The awards celebrate farmers who take that extra step towards more sustainable farming practices and whose technical ability or business aptitude promises to make a positive impact on their sector.

Marian Byrne from Monaghan Mushrooms, who nominated Niall for the award said, “Niall’s passion, determination and leadership means that the Langford site is now one of our benchmark sites in the business. The dedication needed to manage a successful mushroom farm is significant and to do so, whilst also taking steps to become as ‘green’ as possible, highlights just how hard-working Niall is.”

Marks and Spencer plc developed the M&S Farming for the Future programme and awards to help farmers address the challenges, identify opportunities for improvement and create a sustainable supply chain that can continue to deliver quality and innovation for the long term. They recognise that M&S need to work in partnership with its farmers and growers to be their customer of choice and to develop innovative supply chain relationships that secure the high quality raw materials to continue delivering their customers the quality food offer they expect.

Further information about M&S Farming for the future can be found here.