Celebrating rural entrepreneurs

President’s Award

Essex Agricultural Society’s aim is to recognise the achievement of an Essex individual under the age of 40 in pursuing a rural business or adding value to an existing rural business over and above a normal farming activity. Ideally any activity should be raising the profile of Essex rural community.

Sound like anyone you know? Nominate them today with just a short biography and their contact details via the button below or you can download the nomination form here

2023 President’s Award winner

Christopher Ashworth for Eastern Crane Hire

Christopher for his development of a crane Hire Business

2023 President’s Award runners up

Ross McGowan

Hatters Farm Ltd/R McGowan Ltd

Michael Hollington

Crow Lane Estate

Previous President’s Award winners

2022 Winner

Ian Metson


2019 Winner

Guy and Emily French

Foxes Farm Produce

2018 Winner

Michael & Verity Sharp

Broomhills Farm

2017 Winner

Oscar Harding

Duchess Oils

2016 Winner

Henry Savage

All Weather Access

2015 Winner

Edward Ford

Childerditch Farms