We were shortlisted for the regional finals of the FSB Awards which took place on 28th February 2020 at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. We were the winners of our category and now go on to the National finals in London on 21st May 2020.
We were all delighted with the award which came as a great surprise. It is wonderful to be recognised for something that we do every day. We try to concentrate on the individual skills and strengths within the family: John manages the dairy, David the farm, Karen makes butter and does admin work and Nicola does the banking and accounts. The children help out at weekends and in the holidays. Together we have built the business into one of the few farms in the North West which produces and processes its own milk into award winning milk and dairy products. We couldn’t be more proud!!
The event was the 2019 Nantwich International Cheese and Dairy Awards which was held on 30th and 31st July 2019. Cheese and dairy producers large and small from the UK, Europe and further afield enter each year so it is a great honour to receive an award at this prestigious event.
We got a Gold Award for our Pasteurised Whole Milk , of which the judge’s comments were ‘Clean and lovely creamy taste’.
We also got a Bronze Award for our Pasteurised Semi-Skimmed milk.
We receive great feedback from our customers across the Fylde, be it doorstep customers, hotels, cafes or shops, but it is fantastic when a team of international judges are saying the same thing. We are now the only farm bottling their own milk in the Fylde and are unrivalled in terms of freshness and food miles.
All the team at Derby Hill Farm & Dairy, where the milk is produced and processed, are very pleased and proud of the awards.
Our extremely popular chocolate milk was crowned a winner in the Taste of Excellence Awards sponsored by Morrisons, at this year’s Cream Awards.
The Cream awards, now the British Dairying Cream awards, were created to recognise some of the brightest, and best business and people across the dairy industry.
The Cream awards drive positive forward thinking and recognize the innovation and success in the dairy industry, promoting best practice and excellence from technical production and husbandry to marketing and export skills. Farmers that go the extra mile to reach their goals..
This year’s event was held at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire where we joined over 400 guests including Lord Price, who was the guest speaker.
We are therefore delighted for our chocolate milk to be judged the winner of the milk category in the 2019 Taste of Excellence Awards.
In July 2017 we entered our butter into the Cheese and Dairy section of The Great Yorkshire Show which is a shop-window for the best products in the country. Our butter was judged ‘naked’ without any branded packaging, so that the judges could not be biased in favour of known and famous names. We were, therefore, delighted to receive a bronze award in our category and were very proud to then display our packaged butter alongside national dairy manufacturers.
As newcomers to this part of the dairy industry, it was a great achievement to gain such a prestigious award in our first year.
The 2014 Farm Business Cream Awards ceremony on Thursday evening was a glittering success, recognising the best in the industry in the presence of an audience of top industry figures.
NFU President Meurig Raymond, who was a member of the judging panel, congratulated the winners, while food industry marketing guru Hamish Renton was the keynote speaker at the event, held at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham.
"The Cream Awards have really built on their position as the benchmark Dairy Industry Awards," says organiser Caroline Whibley. "For this, the second year of the awards, the entries were once again fantastic and the winning line up is hugely impressive."
Derby Hill Farm was highly commended for the Award for Health and Welfare.