This press release was written and issued by the Council for Awards of the Royal Agricultural Societies (CARAS) on 5 October.
The English Panel of the Council for Awards of the Royal Agricultural Societies (CARAS) held an awards ceremony in the House of Lords on Tuesday 5th October, hosted by Lord Taylor of Holbeach FRAgS in the presence of HRH the Princess Royal, Fellow.
The Awards are a celebration by recognition of the remarkable personal achievements and contribution of individuals to the many sectors of the food and farming industry.
The Award recipients are commended for being head and shoulders above their peers in their contribution to the betterment of the food and farming sector in a wide range of ways, including: by supporting charities, innovation and excellence in furthering research, advancing technology and development or holding voluntary roles which underpin the sector.
These people are the fabric and lifeblood of what makes and keeps our industry world leading through continuous striving for improvement, demonstrated as members advance from Associate to Fellow. Fellowship and exchange of ideas are encouraged through the programmes of events which are organised by the England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales Panels of CARAS.
Nick Green FRAgS, Chairman to the English Panel said: “We are delighted to be able to organise such a fitting ceremony to highlight individual personal achievement in such a historical and grand setting’. To have the event in the presence of HRH the Princess Royal is the icing on the cake, and as an apolitical organisation, we feel that our membership can really lead the industry to step even further forward.”
The event was kindly sponsored by Juno Plant Protection and director Nick Tapp commented: “We are delighted to be able to support the event with such an incredible group of inspiring business leaders who have achieved and given so much to the farming industry’. ‘As leading niche suppliers of naturally occurring pesticides to the British potato industry, it is an important opportunity to be able to network and celebrate with the very best talent from across the sector.”
Mark Suthern, Chair of FCN’s Board of Trustees, and FCN volunteer Richard Simmons received an Associate Award. Richard’s wife, Anita, also received an Award. In total 64 Awards were presented. Congratulations to all the award winners for their hard work and dedication towards bettering the food and farming sectors.
Photographed below from L to R: Richard Simmons and Mark Suthern.