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Sponsors and Supporters

Jane Craigie
01466 780078
Jane Craigie

In addition to regular advertisers in the Year Book and the companies and other organisations that host meetings and visits during the year, members of the Guild are fortunate to receive generous support in terms of sponsorship and services provided by a number of contributors.

For opportunities to sponsor events, awards and other Guild activities, contact Jane Craigie or Olivia Cooper, Council members responsible for events and sponsorship.


The Shropshire-based PR and marketing agency handles packing and postage of the Guild's Charitable Trust Christmas cards.

Matt Mellor, Managing Director
01694 731777

The global manufacturer of Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra tractors and harvesting machinery sponsors the monthly Guild eAlerts and the Annual Meeting held in March.


AGCO's Massey Ferguson brand was a principal sponsor of IFAJ Congress 2014 hosted by the British Guild.

Paul Lay, European Marketing Communications Manager
ASM Public Relations

The Southam-based press relations agency organises the John Deere Training Award, the Guild's new-entrant training scheme and student award.

Steve Mitchell, Managing Partner
01926 818762
Farmers Club

The Farmers Club in Whitehall Court, London is the Guild's registered address, the permanent home (in the bar) for the Netherthorpe Trophy, and the location for Guild management council meetings.

Stephen Skinner, Chief Executive and Secretary
020 7930 3751

The Oxfordshire-based freelance machinery news and features agency supplies the Guild with website content management and compiles the monthly eAlerts.

Peter Hill
01491 824355
Jane Craigie Marketing

The Aberdeenshire agency provides marketing communications, PR and events management services through a network of independent specialists in agriculture, food and the rural environment, and was a leading in-kind sponsor of IFAJ Congress 2014, hosted by the British Guild.

Jane Craigie
01466 780078
John Deere

The sponsor and host of the Guild's new entrant training scheme is the British arm of the world's biggest manufacturer of farm tractors, harvesting machinery and precision farming systems.

Chris Wiltshire, Marketing Manager
01949 860491
Steve Mitchell, ASM Public Relations
01926 818762
Kelsey Farm Shops

The Kelsey family has for many years donated produce from their farm shops in Kent to display in St Brides Church for the Guild's annual Harvest Service.

Andree and Bill Kelsey, Partners
020 8300 2103
Limagrain UK

The Lincs-based arable crops variety breeder provides the beer for the Guild's Bangers 'n' Beer members' reception at the Cereals Event.

Lee Robinson, Commercial Manager
01472 371471
Niamh Tye, Siafu Public Relations
01780 410902
NFU Mutual

The insurance and life assurance business sponsors the members' reception at the Livestock Event.

Tim Price, Communications Executive
01789 202233

The National Office of Animal Health, which represents the UK animal medicines industry to promote the benefits of safe, effective and quality products, sponsors the Guild's journalism awards for writing and broadcasting on livestock health and welfare topics.

Alison Glennon, Communications Manager
020 8367 313
Andrew Kendall, Kendalls Communications
01394 610022
Partners In Purchasing / Allison Risebro

Corporate food procurement consultancy PIP and New Covent Garden wholesaler Allison Riseboro source fresh fruit and vegetables from individual British growers and stages a fresh produce display at the Guild's annual Harvest Lunch.

Diana Spellman, managing director, PIP
0207 410 7536
Duncan Allison, managing director
0207 627 0428
Perkins Engines

The Peterborough-based global manufacturer of diesel power solutions for agricultural equipment sponsors the Guild’s Power on the Farm journalism awards, financed design and development of the Guild’s website and provides on-going sponsorship of site content management.


Perkins was one of three principal sponsors of IFAJ Congress 2014 hosted by the British Guild.

Perkins Engines

Annette Ward, Corporate & Marketing Communications Manager
01733 582185
Richard Keenan

The Ireland-based producer of Total Mixed Ration cattle feeders and nutrition programmes sponsors the drinks reception at the Guild's annual Harvest Lunch.


The company also sponsors the Guild's Innovation in Agriculture journalism award, presented to the journalist who submits the best article or broadcast on innovative thinking or practices in agriculture.

Doreen Forsyth (Keenan PR)
01665 713522
Shepherd Publishing

This specialist publisher of livestock magazines sponsors the resident choir at the Guild's annual Harvest Service at St Brides Church, Fleet Street, London in October.

Howard Venters, Managing Director
01684 565533

The supermarket business of the John Lewis Partnership provides British-sourced ingredients and table wine for the Guild's annual Harvest Lunch.


Waitrose was one of three principal sponsors of IFAJ Congress 2014, hosted by the British Guild.

John Gregson, Senior Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
01344 825080

The public relations and marketing agency has designed and produced Guild promotional literature and display materials, and was a leading in-kind sponsor of IFAJ Congress 2014, hosted by the British Guild.

Adrian Bell, partner
01608 637800
Yara UK

The British arm of one of Europe's largest fertiliser suppliers sponsors the Guild's agricultural journalism awards for articles and broadcasts on environment, crops and livestock topics; the company also sponsored the annual Harvest Lunch in 2009 to celebrate 50 years supporting the journalism awards.


Yara UK sponsored the Gala Dinner at IFAJ Congress 2014, hosted by the British Guild.

Rosie Carne, Marketing Manager
01469 554643
Angus Chalmers, RDP Marketing & Advertising
01452 429170

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