CLA and Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society 2019 awards celebrating rural life on the island to be presented this month

12 June 2019

Some of the 2018 winners

The CLA and the Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society’s prestigious awards celebrating rural work and life on the island will be presented later this month at the Royal Isle of Wight County Show.

The awards will honour those who go the extra mile to support the rural economy, from food and drink producers to tourism businesses.

The winners will be crowned on 30 June in the Show Theatre at 2.45pm.

CLA South East represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses across the Isle of Wight and is also sponsoring the Village Green at the show once again.

Regional Director Robin Edwards said: “We have had some brilliant entries and cannot wait to announce the winners at the show.

“Their sheer passion and dedication shines through, and the island benefits massively from their efforts.

“We’re proud to be sponsoring the Village Green again and look forward to welcoming visitors onto our stand.”

Graham Biss, Vice Chairman of RIWAS, said: “Having seen the quality of the nominations received for this year’s Isle of Wight Rural Awards, the judges have a very difficult task to select the winners.

“All the shortlisted finalists are to be congratulated as they ably demonstrate the high standard of rural businesses on the Island. Good luck to everyone.”

For more information about the CLA and its work, visit www.cla.org.uk/your-area/south-east/regional-news and follow @CLASouthEast on Twitter.

For more information about RIWAS visit www.riwas.org.uk

Picture: Some of the 2018 award winners at last year's show.