Nestlé UK colleagues joined Cumbria’s farming community last week to celebrate the winners of the Cumbria Farmer Awards 2023.
Around 225 farmers and industry professionals attended the event at the Greenhill Hotel, Wigton, where Nestlé UK and Ireland sponsored the Farmers’ Choice Award.
The award was presented to the winner, Adam Day, by Factory Manager at Nestlé Dalston, Euan Horman. Adam, a land agent and auctioneer, works for the Farmer Network to raise awareness of the work they do supporting farmers and their businesses across Cumbria.
Euan was joined by his wife Maryati, Tomas Aldaya, Coffee Sustainability Manager, and Toni Bruce from First Milk.
This is the second year Nestlé UK and Ireland have sponsored the awards which recognises the vital work farmers do in Cumbria to protect and invest in the future of farming.
Nestlé’s Dalston site in Cumbria uses milk exclusively from local Cumbrian dairy farmers, via First Milk, taking on average around 350,000 litres of milk a day. The factory produces coffee mixes like Nescafé Gold Frothy Coffees and Nescafé Azera Cappuccino. Across the country, Nestlé needs around 1% of the UK’s milk supply each year for its confectionery and hot beverages.
Euan Horman, Factory Manager at Nestlé Dalston, said: “The awards were a fantastic evening to celebrate the farming industry in Cumbria. We are proud to have been a sponsor for the second year. We are so proud to be working closely with British farmers who are playing a leading role in protecting their local environment and making their industry more resilient to climate change”.
Pictured (l-r): Adam Day, a land agent and auctioneer at Farmer Network, and Euan Horman, Factory Manager at Nestlé Dalston.