Award Winners Announced At Driffield Show

18th July 2013

The glorious weather continued and shone on the estimated 30,000 people who attended the Driffield Show yesterday and cool drinks, ice creams and sun hats were the must haves at this year’s event.

The George F White stand was bustling as usual with clients and contacts old and new as our team discussed and debated the myriad of topics that are incorporated in the modern world of rural life.

One of the highlights of the day was the announcement and presentation of the Farm Diversification Award 2013, in association with The Driffield Agricultural Society, which was won by Stepney Hill Farm near Scarborough.

Tom Mason, a Partner based in the Shiptonthorpe office of George F White said “This year’s diversification was fiercely contended by a number of very different businesses which made it tough to pick out a clear winner – the winners, Stepney Hill Farm Butchery and Farm Shop, won the award because of the way they initially identified the market that they wanted to target so they knew there would be a demand for their produce through their butchery”.

Since they opened in 2011 they have expanded rapidly and Stepney Hill Farm now supplies all the top restaurants and hotels in Scarborough, whilst also having a butchers shop open at the farm.

They have also recently launched a tea room and are now holding events at the farm and providing an outside catering service. The business has, even in the early stages demonstrated a good return on the investment made and are now struggling to keep up with demand”.

George F White would like to extend their thanks to all the entrants to the award and we look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s show.

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