Guild members enjoyed a welcome return to events and celebrated together at a ‘Bangers ‘n’ Beers’ evening on the first day of Cereals.
The reception – kindly sponsored by Drone Ag – was held in the media centre, with around 50 members and friends enjoying a delicious local Lincolnshire hot dog and a well-earned tipple.
Cereals returned after a year away due to the pandemic, and numbers were very encouraging. It felt busy but was clearly not as well attended as it might have been before Covid-19.
Tom Hunt welcomed members to the Guild event and thanked member Roger Moore for arranging the Black Sheep beer. Roger was also presented with a cake by Peter Hill to acknowledge his 25 years as a Guild member, and as a thank you for his contribution to the event.
Jack Wrangham, founder of sponsors Drone Ag, addressed members to firstly thank them for the help they have offered writing about his fledgling business, and to offer an update on the company’s Skippy Scout software which he had been demonstrating in the spraying arena.
Olivia Cooper followed with a special presentation to Louise Impey who was made a ‘Fellow of the Guild’ for her contribution over the years. Louise was somewhat shocked and thanked members for their support and acknowledgment of her involvement on the council and as a member.
Olivia did a whip round for the BGAJ charitable trust, and attendees very kindly donated £150 towards this very good cause which is there to support members through difficult times.