Back again for 2018, the Mart’s the Heart Awards are open for entries.
Could you be one of this year’s winners?
Auctions are essential to the success and wellbeing of any livestock farm business. Auctioneers are, in many ways, at the forefront of the livestock industry.
Their purpose is to bring farmers together and to achieve the best price for whatever they are selling.
This year, Farmers Guardian’s Mart’s the Heart Awards are back, with the aim of celebrating this vital sector of British agriculture.
This is your opportunity to shout about those within the industry who you feel deserve special recognition.
The Mart’s the Heart Awards were launched in 2015 and the campaign proved to be an outstanding success and was incredibly well received.
Last year, the awards generated more than 460 nominations and 12,000 votes were cast for the shortlisted auctioneers and marts.
The closing date for entries is July 16.
We are looking for outstanding winners for the following awards: Lifetime Achievement; Auctioneer of the Year; New Auctioneer of the Year; and Auction Cafe of the Year.
The awards will be presented at the British Farming Awards in October.
We hope you will help us identify and reward individuals and cafes which are doing a great job for the industry.
AS the leading supplier of Red Tractor Assurance for stores, prime cattle and lambs, SAI Global is truly delighted to sponsor the Mart’s the Heart Awards at the British Farming Awards.
The assurance service offered by SAI Global goes beyond the farm gate, covering livestock transport, auction markets and collection centres which are such a vital commercial link in the UK assured supply chain.
As such, the Mart’s the Heart Awards is a natural event for SAI Global to sponsor to recognise and acknowledge the truly fantastic operational and social role auctioneers and livestock markets play in UK agriculture.
Nominations for Auctioneer of the Year, New Auctioneer of the Year and Auction Cafe of the Year can be made by anyone, or auctioneers and cafes can nominate themselves.
Judges will select the winner from public nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Every nomination will need a short piece (maximum 400 words) explaining why this person or cafe is a potential winner.
It does not need to be in-depth, but the more detail we have, the more convincing a case each initial entry will have.
For cafe nominations, we just require the name of the mart, but any additional information about why it is so popular would be welcome too.