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Johann Tasker
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Johann Tasker


REMINDER! Get your tickets for the

2016 Harvest Service & Luncheon


WHEN: 23 September 2016, 10.45 at the church and 12 noon at Painters' Hall

WHERE: St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, & Painters' Hall, Trinity Lane, London, EC4V 2AD

WHAT: Church service, sparkling wine reception and three-course meal

WHO: Guild Members, Friends and Guests

This year's flagship Harvest Service and Luncheon are now just weeks away – and we would urge you to secure your tickets ASAP if you haven't done already.

Hosted on 23 September to coincide with British Food Fortnight, a church service at St Bride’s in Fleet Street will be followed by a reception and three-course meal. In a change to recent years, the prestigious Painters’ Hall will serve as a venue fitting for the occasion.

Although the venue has changed from previous years, we are pleased to confirm that we are continuing to use the same top caterers as always.

The Guild is delighted to welcome food supply chain group ABP as this year’s major sponsor, financially and also in-kind – the lamb served at the meal will be supplied by ABP itself.

Agrochemical distribution firm HL Hutchinson is generously sponsoring the table wine, while animal nutrition business Alltech has kindly taken on Keenan’s involvement with the reception (and the Keenan Alltech Innovation Award, which will be presented during the meal itself).

Fertiliser manufacturer Yara, which will be presenting its annual Awards at the luncheon, continues to sponsor the choir and music during the service at St Bride’s.

We are also grateful for the continued long term support of NFU Mutual alongside our other sponsors who have chosen to get involved in 2016. It is thanks to our sponsors that this year’s Harvest Lunch is such good value.

The Guild will use the occasion to announce the winner of the 2016 Netherthorpe Award and the new Red Tractor Assurance Public Engagement Award.

This year’s guest speaker will be ABP's UK commercial director Darren Jones, a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Butchers. He promises to provide an interesting insight into the growing influence of consumer trends on the UK livestock industry, as well as product innovation by retailers and processors in the red meat sector – of interest to guests and members alike.

“The 2016 Harvest Lunch is set to be a harvest celebration, a networking opportunity and a chance to indulge in some of the finest British produce,” says Guild chairman Ben Briggs.

“It is also an opportunity to support the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists' Charitable Trust annual raffle to help raise funds for agricultural journalists who, through illness, redundancy and a variety of other reasons may find themselves in need of short-term financial assistance.”

Harvest Luncheon tickets are on-sale on a first-come, first-served basis through Guild secretary Nikki Robertson. Please contact Nikki ( to reserve your place.

Thanks to the very generous support from our 2016 sponsors, we have been able to set extremely attractive ticket prices for this year’s event: Tickets for BGAJ Members and Friends are priced at £49.50, and at £69.50 for non-members.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

Booking form - Word document

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