We are extremely pleased to announce that Ian Bell, Fund Director of the ARC Addington Fund, has been shortlisted into the final six in the Farming Champion category at this year’s Farmers Weekly Awards. The award, which is sponsored by the NFU, recognises potential champion’s devotion to farming, going beyond the remit of their day job to achieve goals and objectives on behalf of the wider industry.
Ian has been integral to the Fund since it’s inception in FMD 2001, overseeing the distribution of £10.3 million to over 22,000 farming families experiencing financial difficulty, and finding homes for over 200 farming families. Ian continues to go above and beyond his call of duty as Fund Director and is regularly called upon to speak to press and public on behalf of the farming industry in tough times.
One of Ian’s nominators said: “Mr Bell is not only totally dedicated to the work of the Fund but also the farming industry. He has never failed to treat every person with kindness and sympathy. His dedication to the farming industry is outstanding”
The Farmers Weekly Awards have become a symbol of the innovation and commitment of British farmers. Now in their sixth year, the Awards have recognised nearly 250 finalists and winners for their achievements, innovation and hard work.
Farmers Weekly together with its industry sponsors, which span the whole of the food chain, want British farmers to get the recognition they deserve. These awards aim to showcase the best farmers in the country. And by telling their stories can spread best practice, inspire others and influence the public about the role that farmers play in today’s society.
The winner of Farming Champion will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place at Grosvenor House Hotel, London on the on Thursday 7th October.
For more details of the Awards please visit: http://www.fwi.co.uk/awards-website/awards-home/