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British Potato Industry & Above and beyond award

20 May 2019

Nominations are now open for our 2019 industry awards

AHDB Potatoes continues to support the industry’s leaders in marketing, innovation, research and development, and by presenting this award each year, it recognises the dedication and entrepreneurial spirit of those high-achievers who have made outstanding contributions to the overall GB potato industry.

Sophie Churchill, AHDB Potatoes’ Chair is a passionate advocate of the potential of the potato industry and comments:

“We want to recognise and celebrate the significant achievements of those people who leave a lasting mark on the industry. People for whom potatoes are their purpose and their passion.

“While the awards are partly about thanking them for their efforts, they also allow us to highlight the breadth of knowledge, innovation and talent this sector possesses, and the fantastic opportunities which are available to the next generation in the potato industry.

“If you know someone who has devoted much of their working life to the sector, or you are impressed by the enthusiasm and diligence demonstrated by someone with just a handful of years’ experience, then please do put their names forward, as they could be one of our winners.”

There are two awards to choose from:

The Potato Industry Award

This is a lifetime achievement award - for those who have dedicated their career to the potato industry and whose efforts have benefited the industry significantly

Above and beyond award

Recipients of the ‘AHDB Potatoes – Above and beyond award’ can be at any stage of their career, but must have made a difference to the potato industry with a significant contribution (or contributions) in the last five years.

We are looking for nominations of individuals such as store managers, field persons and agronomists who support businesses and research establishments, making things work ‘on the ground’ so they can be recognised by industry for their efforts.

Nominations are straightforward and can be submitted for a significant achievement from over the last five years.


Simply fill in the attached form, indicate which award you are nominating them for and send in with any additional evidence you think is needed. Nominations will close on Monday 7 October 2019 - you can download a nomination form here

For further information contact: Award committee secretary, Margaret Skinner, AHDB Potatoes. Tel: 0131 297 7460.