Principal Sponsor

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and drink company with more than 2,000 brands ranging from global icons to local favourites. The company is present in 188 countries worldwide.

Nestlé UK and Ireland is one of the UK and Ireland’s leading food manufacturers, the businesses span a diverse range of products, from healthcare nutrition through to bottled water, from catering products through to confectionery.

There are 20 sites around the UK and Ireland, including 12 factories and multiple Nespresso boutiques. 97% of UK households consume Nestlé products and 2 billion Nestlé products are sold each year.

Creating Shared Value is at the heart of its purpose: to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Nestlé has sought to build its business by taking decisions that are not just good for the company and its shareholders, but for society and the planet as well.

Supported By

The NFU represents more than 46,000 farming and growing businesses. Our purpose is to champion British agriculture and horticulture, to campaign for a stable and sustainable future for British farmers and to secure the best possible deal for our members. 

We strive to protect and promote British farm life and give our members a voice now and in the future. Whether it’s through our first-class advice, guidance or business-specific technical expertise and our unmatched professional services and money-saving rewards, to how we’re representing farmers in the heart of governments in England, Wales and at a regional level the NFU is committed to representing its members now and in the future. Together we have the chance to ensure farming’s future is brimming with opportunity and that food production gets the recognition it rightly deserves.

Award Category Sponsors

Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, which is owned by millions of UK consumers. Co-op operates over 2,400 convenience food stores as well as providing products to over 5,000 other stores, including those run by independent co-operative societies and through its wholesale business, Nisa Retail Limited. Co-op is proud to be a major supporter of British farming and continues to invest in the UK economy, trading with almost 2,000 UK farms and over 500 suppliers from across the UK.

At Dunbia, we strive to create better food naturally and provide consistent quality meat products from sustainable sources. We are supplied by over 40,000 British and Irish farmers and annually process more than 3.5 million Lamb and over 1 million Cattle through our 23 processing facilities.

Agricultural research and development are a fundamental part of our business activities. Our Agriculture Team works closely with our farmer suppliers and customers on various projects that look to ensure a sustainable supply chain now and for the future.

First Milk is a British farmer-owned co-operative that is a Certified B Corporation, with a vision of enriching life every day to secure the future. Owned by around 700 farming families spread across Britain, we’re passionate about the power of dairy to make a difference, whether that’s providing tasty, nutritious and affordable food, building strong rural communities or leaving the world a better place. 

First Milk produces a fantastic range of great-tasing Cheddar, Red Leicester and Double Gloucester cheese. In addition, we produce bulk cream and whey proteins and focus on providing high quality, traceable fresh milk to a range of dairy manufacturers and processors across the UK.

Goodyear Farm Tires is one of Europe’s leading brands of tyres for agricultural machines. With a heritage and expertise dating back more than 120 years, Goodyear Farm Tires has been trusted for generations by the people at the heart of the farming industry.

Our mission is to improve productivity and crop yield by providing farmers with a range of agricultural tyres that deliver class-leading performance, durability and value. The range incorporates most popular sizes of Tractor Drive Radials including specific designs for sprayers, harvesters and industrial applications as well as our advanced LSW Load Sidewall Technology wheel and tyre assembly.

HSBC UK Agriculture is proud to say we were the first ever banking team to be specifically focused on Agriculture. Our national network of specialist agriculture managers are dedicated to you and your industry.

We are focused on helping your business to take advantage of opportunities, however challenging the environment.

So whatever your agriculture enterprise we look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your business ambitions with our range of credit and lending facilities.

Morrisons is one of the UK’s largest food retailers and a long time, proud supporter of British farming. Uniquely, we source and make most of the fresh food that we sell through our own manufacturing facilities. This helps us to maintain our commitment on only selling 100% British across our fresh beef, lamb, pork, chicken, eggs and milk. Because we make food ourselves, we have also built up many long term relationships with British farmers making us British farming’s biggest direct supermarket customer.

Noble Foods is a family-owned business which was started in 1902 by William Dean. Now under the ownership of Sarah Dean, William’s great-granddaughter, the business is one of the UK’s largest food suppliers and producers more than 30 million eggs every week. Noble Foods also encompasses successful milling, poultry, agriculture and consumer foods business units. Within this, Noble Foods owns several household brands, including the UK’s largest free-range egg brand the happy egg co., Freshlay Golden Yolks and Purely Organic. The company has received global recognition for its animal welfare standards through the Business Benchmark on farm animal welfare (BBFAW) and 100% of its free-range and organic farms are RSPCA Assured. Today, Noble Foods is a leading national organisation that is intensely proud of its rich and vibrant history.

National Women in Agriculture Awards 2024 Why you should enter

Our ambition is to build a network and community of women working in the farming sector, which will support women to build contacts and friendships and progress in an industry that remains male-dominated.

As part of the network, we are organising the first-ever National Women in Agriculture Awards, a black-tie event, which will be held in the members dining room of the House of Commons in May 2024. This prestigious venue has been chosen to reflect and celebrate the valuable work women in agriculture do.

The awards scheme is just the start on our journey to creating the community and network of outstanding women who can become mentors and role models to the next generation of women in farming.

Award Categories

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Farming Woman of the Year
  • Supply Chain Woman of the Year
  • Training and Education woman of the Year
  • Trade Organisation Woman of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Agriculture Influencer of the Year
  • Sustainability Champion of the Year
  • Agricultural Advisor of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Business of the Year


These awards recognise and celebrate female talent in agriculture, from production, stockpersonship, innovation and sustainability. There will be a strong focus on the stars of the future, and those who have made a difference over their whole careers


A fantastic opportunity to network with women from across the industry, sharing knowledge and building friendships and contacts.

Music, Food and Fun

A celebrity host will make this an evening to remember, as you raise a glass and party with live music!