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Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year Award

Often referred to simply as "the Netherthorpe", the Guild's Communicator of the Year Award is our highest and most prestigious accolade.

The Netherthorpe's perpetual "crowing cockerel" trophy – displayed at The Farmers Club – is presented annually to the Guild Member who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to agricultural communications.

It is judged from nominations made by Members who identify someone who has contributed to the dissemination of knowledge and understanding about agriculture, in its widest sense, over a number of years. 

This can have been by the written word or through editing, by production or presentation on radio and television. It is open to press and public relations members of the Guild, as well as journalists, editors and photographers.

 
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Ross Muir wins 2010 Netherthorpe Award

The Guild’s Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year award for 2010 was presented press and PR consultant Ross Muir, who said: “I am honoured and privileged to receive this award after more than forty years in the agri-communications business.”…

 

Ken Rundle wins 2009 Netherthorpe Award

The Guild’s 2009 Netherthorpe Award, for consistent excellence in agricultural communications, was presented at the Royal Show awards party to Guild member Ken Rundle, who earlier is the year gained similar recognition by way of the inaugural…

 

Bill Howatson receives 2008 Netherthorpe Award

Scottish freelance journalist Bill Howatson won the 2008 Netherthorpe Award in recognition of his near 30-year record communicating to farming and lay audiences through a number of Scottish newspapers. Bill was chosen from six nominations made by…

 

Don Gomery receives 2007 Netherthorpe Award

The Guild's honorary general secretary, Don Gomery, was the surprised and delighted recipient of the Netherthorpe 'Communicator of the Year' award, presented at the Royal Show. The Netherthorpe is the Guild’s most prestigious award, as it is made…

 

Guy Smith wins 2006 Netherthorpe Award

The Guild's Netherthorpe Award was presented to Essex farmer and Guild member Guy Smith for his informative and often controversial writing, including a regular Smith's Soapbox column in Arable Farming and, in particular, his efforts to promote…

 

Stephen Howe wins 2005 Netherthorpe Award

The Guild's Netherthorpe Award was presented to Stephen Howe in the year he stepped down as editor of Farmers Weekly. Stephen Howe, former Farmers Weekly editor, receives the Guild's Netherthorpe Award for 'Communicator of the Year 2005' from…

 

Debbie Beaton wins 2004 Netherthorpe Award

Debbie Beaton was selected to receive the Netherthorpe Award for her influential period as editor of Crops magazine. Guild President Hazel Byford (left), presents the Guild's Netherthorpe Award for 'Communicator of the Year 2004' to Debbie Beaton…

 

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