AWARDS

Holkham Studios wins RICS award

6th May 2015 – Holkham Studios won the Commercial Category in the RICS Awards 2015, East of England.

The project was also shortlisted for the Building Conservation and Regeneration categories.

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Holkham Hall scooped the award as the Best Family Day Out

Holkham Hall wins prestigious 2014 Hudson's Heritage Award

Holkham has won one of the prestigious 2014 Hudson’s Heritage Awards which were announced at a lunch reception on Tuesday 18 February at Goldsmiths Hall in London.

Holkham Hall scooped the award as the Best Family Day Out. The awards, which were established in 2011, are an independently judged annual national awards scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best heritage experiences.

The lunch was hosted by the independent judging panel of heritage experts: Chairman Norman Hudson OBE, heritage consultant; Lucinda Lambton, writer and broadcaster; Jeremy Musson, architectural writer; and Simon Foster, consultant to Channel 4’s Country House Rescue. The sponsors were Smith & Williamson, Spear’s magazine, the Whetstone Group, Peel Heritage and Signpost hotel guide.

David Horton Fawkes, Estates Director at Holkham Hall said “We are absolutely delighted to have won a 2014 Hudson’s Heritage Award. Winning one of these awards is testament to the high standards and commitment to excellence we offer our visitors to ensure they have the best possible experience. Receiving this award is a wonderful acknowledgment and recognition that Holkham is one of the best heritage attractions in the UK”.

Loyd Grossman congratulated Holkham on their award, commenting “visiting children and adults of all ages, including the local community, have been given so many new opportunities to discover new ways to enjoy the landscape, park, architecture and collections.”

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L-R, Mandy Connor Manager Beach Café, Daniel Wakefield Assistant Manager, Alan Miller General Manager, Steve Bennett 'Be Dog Friendly'

Kennel Club's Be Dog Friendly Awards 2014

9th November 2014 – We are proud to announce that the Beach Café has been voted the winner of the best Cafe/Restaurant category in the nationwide competition run by the Kennel Club’s Be Dog Friendly Awards 2014. A double-delight too as Wells-next-the-Sea Beach won the best Beach category award.

The awards recognise businesses and places to visit that go that extra mile for our canine comrades and are based solely on public votes. The Beach Café was described by a voter as - ‘The most dog friendly place I know.. open all year round, friendly, caring and helpful… with great facilities for our dogs’ and Wells-next-the-Sea Beach as ‘Miles and miles of golden sand for the dogs to romp around…. much loved by all dog owners who visit…. available all the year round’.

The photograph above (Beach Café) shows, left to right, Mandy Connor Manager Beach Café, Daniel Wakefield Assistant Manager, Alan Miller General Manager, Steve Bennett ‘Be Dog Friendly’. Pictured below (Wells Beach), left to right, are: Rosemary Smart, Kennel Club Chief Executive, Rebecca King, Assistant Manager Pinewoods Holiday Park, Laurane Herrieven Holkham Marketing Manager, Steve Bennett ‘Be Dog Friendly’.

L-R, Rosemary Smart, Kennel Club Chief Executive, Rebecca King, Assistant Manager Pinewoods Holiday Park, Laurane Herrieven Holkham Marketing Manager, Steve Bennett ‘Be Dog Friendly’

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Poul Hovesen with Farmers Weekly Editor, Jane King and comedienne and television presenter, Sue Perkins and Colm McKay from British Sugar receiving the Arable Farmer of the Year Award

Farmers Weekly 'Farmer of the Year Award' and 'Arable Farmer of the Year Award'

3rd October 2014 – Congratulations to Poul Hovesen on winning two awards at the Farmers Weekly Awards ceremony held on 2nd October at London’s Grosvenor House in front of 1,200 people. Poul was winner of the Farmers Weekly ‘Arable Farmer of the Year Award’ and also the UK’s most prestigious award in farming ‘Farmer of the Year Award’.

The judges’ citation – “Poul Hovesen is an inspiring leader for farming in so many ways. He’s developing his own young team to run every farming operation so that he can deliver the highest standards. His business insight, environment awareness and uptake of science are delivering a genuinely sustainable operation on a vast scale. His modest, but authoritative, character is influencing farming, and the wider industry, for the good of everyone”.

Images: Poul (pictured above with Farmers Weekly Editor, Jane King and comedienne and television presenter, Sue Perkins and Colm McKay from British Sugar receiving the Arable Farmer of the Year Award). Pictured below with Sue Perkins, Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for the Environment, and Farmers Weekly Editor, Jane King).

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Poul Hovesen with Sue Perkins, Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for the Environment, and Farmers Weekly Editor, Jane King

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The Earl of Leicester (right), Kevan McCaig Head Keeper at Holkham (centre) and Justin Ripman (left)

Mills & Reeve Norfolk Grey Partridge Award

June 2014 – Holkham Estate has been awarded the Norfolk Grey Partridge Award in recognition of efforts made to encourage grey partridge numbers.

Justin Ripman, the partner at Mills & Reeve responsible for the award, commented “Holkham has been a finalist before and Lord Leicester’s commitment to increasing grey partridge numbers has been evident for many years. Kevan McCaig who was previously at Sandringham, seems to have taken this to the next level in terms of habitat management and a very impressive integration with what is a significant commercial farming operation.”

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The photograph above shows The 7th Earl of Leicester (right), Kevan McCaig Head Keeper at Holkham (centre) and Justin Ripman (left).

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Syngenta Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year Regional Winner

12th June 2014 – Congratulations to David Wroth of Holkham Farming Company who has won a prestigious award as one of the UK’s top farm sprayer operators.

David was presented his award as the Regional Winner of the Syngenta Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year at the International Sprays and Sprayers event, held as part of Cereals 2014. David is a highly experienced sprayer operator, protecting a diverse range of crops across the estate’s 2200 hectares of arable land, including cereals, oilseed rape, sugar beet and potatoes.

The judges were particularly impressed by David’s skills in practical application techniques and the farm’s meticulous maintenance of the sprayer. David has put together a readily accessible ‘spares kit’, carried on the sprayer to ensure he can quickly resolve most problems and keep going when out in the field.

Syngenta Application Specialist, Ben Magri, said: “The FSOOTY Awards judges all aspects of farm spraying to identify the very best operators across the UK, and to share their skills and expertise. David has consistently shown outstanding skills and works to very high standards to achieve the best possible results. He has proved a worthy winner by demonstrating that best practice can deliver efficient, cost effective and, above all, safe crop spraying. Syngenta recognizes that the skills of the sprayer operator are paramount in achieving the potential from all our crop protection products.”

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David Wroth, Regional Winner of the Syngenta Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year

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