2019 President’s Award winner
Foxes Farm Produce is engaged in a diverse set operations: growing and selling wholesale pumpkins to supermarkets, but also to end users; growing and selling retail Christmas trees from their sites at Upminster and Basildon; pick your own pumpkin patches and corn mazes; and finally, the Farm Mud Runs, which consist of a 1.5km multi lap obstacle course mud run aimed at families. Foxes Rural Consultants stems from Guy’s qualification as a Chartered Surveyor. It is a RICS registered practice specialising in rural planning and farm diversification. Finally, Foxes Farm Fields offers exclusive dog walking fields for private hire at Colne Engaine.
The judges were impressed with the innovative nature of the businesses, the professional way in which they were marketed and the way in which business risk had been spread by engaging in such a number of different activities. Guy and Emily are clearly passionate about all of their businesses and had a clear strategy as to how further growth is going to be achieved over the next 12 months.
2019 President’s Award runners up
Tim & Sophie Gurton
T & S Farms