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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 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.

Andrei Spence, Chief Executive and Secretary
020 7930 3557

The Oxfordshire-based freelance machinery news and features agency manages membership subscriptions administration.

Peter Hill
07739 287268

The specialist fertiliser manufacturer sponsors the resident choir at St Brides Church, Fleet Street, London where the Guild's annual Harvest Service is held.

Martin Donnelly / Sales Development Manager
07785 976 068
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
Keenan Alltech

The Ireland-based producer of Total Mixed Ration cattle feeders and nutrition programmes 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, and is church sponsor for the Guild's annual Harvest Service.

Rebecca Kirk
01780 437512
Doreen Forsyth (Keenan PR)
01665 713522
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 Grassland & Muck Event and is venue sponsor of the Guild's annual Harvest Lunch in London.

Tim Price, Communications Executive
01789 202233
Partners In Purchasing

Corporate food procurement consultancy PIP sources ingredients for the Guild's annual Harvest Lunch.

Diana Spellman, managing director, PIP
0207 410 7536
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
Whisper Consultancy

The Whisper Consultancy public relations and marketing agency was a leading in-kind sponsor of IFAJ Congress 2014, hosted by the British Guild.

Ruth Jewkes
01608 637804

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