October 2021 - Holkham Property Department returned from very enjoyable evening in Norwich at the The Norwich Society’s ‘Design and Craftsmanship’ awards as joint winners of the Conservation category for the Thomas Messenger Glasshouse and Belltower project in the Walled Garden. Congratulations to Steve Twyford and his team. Click here to read more about the project on Steve’s blog post
October 2021 - Pinewoods is very excited to have just been awarded the Platinum ‘Loo of the Year Award’. The touring field loos get great feedback from our visitors and it is wonderful to be recognised for all the efforts our team puts into making them special.
September 2021 - On hold from 2020, Barbara and Karena were thrilled to be at the awards ceremony in Birmingham and to win the ‘Best Coach Friendly Guided Tour’ category at the British Coach Tourism Awards. Great recognition for the visitor facing teams after what has been a challenging couple of summer seasons.
September 2021 - We are delighted to share that not only have we been awarded ‘Gold’ Accreditation as a ‘Best Employer Eastern Region’ but also Best Employer in our sector.
The judges commented:
“The Holkham Estate let the voices of their own employees tell the story about what it is like to work there. It is an impressive story of mutual passion to make Holkham Estate a best employer, a story of pride in their work and their brand and a story of deep-seated care for others. From the imaginative “lockdown learning” programme, the GO SEE and GO HELP initiatives, right through to the simply amazing fundraising efforts and the delivery of 600 meals a week to NHS Staff during the pandemic, Holkham’s record in the last two years shows what can be done to create a workplace in which the individual is considered. It isn’t all about written policy and values here – more about sheer, DNA level commitment.”
March 2020 - We were delighted to pick up the award for Best Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the 2020 Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards. A ceremony that brings together the region’s top tourism firms and celebrates their successes within the industry. With more than 250 guests in attendance and a total of 11 awards to present, we were extremely honoured to be finalists in two categories; Best Large Visitor Attraction and Customers at the Heart of Everything which we missed out on to the Imperial Hotel. Find out more and see all 2020 winners here.
We are so proud of the entire team for making Holkham such a special place to visit. This award is fantastic recognition of all our collective hard work and great encouragement for the new season ahead.
Holkham Emerald is a potato growing enterprise on the Holkham Estate, renting land from Holkham Farming Company and tenant farmers. The business utilises the estate’s irrigation infrastructure and is a specialist in the production of set skin salad potatoes and premium ware crops. Holkham Emerald grow approximately 400ha’s of potatoes per annum and supply most UK retailers through a potato packing business throughout the year.
Holkham Emerald recently picked up Branston’s Eastern Grower of the Year award. Branston is a privately owned company with a strong focus on its fresh potato business, as well as other prepared vegetable ranges. Branston not only grows its own potatoes but also partners with some of the country’s best suppliers - including Holkham Emerald. Branston is one of Holkham Emerald’s lead customers and supplies Tesco with potatoes.
Another fantastic achievement for Holkham.
Pictured left to right: James Truscott (Branston), Carl Topper (Holkham Emerald), Oscar Thacker (Branston), Harry Barnett (Holkham Emerald).