Devon Farm Business Awards 2015
It was a huge honor to receive a specially created award at the Devon Farm Business Awards 2015. This category was especially created for us as it was felt that by the judges we deserved special recognition for promoting British Wool and farming.
We had a fantastic time and are amazed at how our small Farm to Yarn story is making such a big impact!
The Addington fund joined forces with Devon County Agricultural Association (DCAA) and award winning South West lawyers Stephens Scown LLP, to launch the Devon Farm Business Awards 2015, and the search has been on for the best and most inspiring farmers in Devon.
Right across the board, one of the most striking aspects of the awards’ short-list was the number of younger farmers it included. In fact, one of the short-listed Young Farmer nominees, Lewis Steer of Twig Farm, Chudleigh, so impressed the judges that they created a new category – Best Young Entrepreneur – to recognise his achievements. Still only 21, Lewis divides his time between his studies at the Royal Agricultural University at Cirencester, and the family farm near Chudleigh, where he keeps his own small flock of sheep. However, it is the Lily Warne Wool business – named after his great-great-great grandmother – which he is developing to add value to wool through imaginative marketing via the internet which caught the judges’ eye.