Rising award for farmer
A FARMER from Royston has won an award from breadmakers Warburtons in recognition of the wheat he grows. Tim Whitehead has been awarded a Warburtons and Centaur Growers Award and was named southern regional winner 2007. Mr Whitehead of Vine Farm said: My
A FARMER from Royston has won an award from breadmakers Warburtons in recognition of the wheat he grows.
Tim Whitehead has been awarded a Warburtons and Centaur Growers Award and was named southern regional winner 2007.
Mr Whitehead of Vine Farm said: "My family and I are really happy to have won the Warburtons and Centaur Growers award - especially as we've been growing for Warburtons for seven years and our crop for them is now the mainstay of our arable business."
He added: "It's a fantastic feeling to be recognised as the best Southern regional grower by such an important consumer of British wheat."
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Mr Whitehead beat off competition from other Centaur farmers who, as part of a supply contract between Centaur and Warburtons, all produce Hereward milling wheat.
Brett Warburton, Warburtons executive director and Bob Beard Purchasing director at Warburtons presented the award.
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Mr Warbuton said: "This award acknowledges our appreciation for our growers' ability and commitment to producing the highest quality of wheat to deliver the baking credentials we require.