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Wolds family diversification business earns double silver in agricultural awards

Wolds family diversification business earns double silver in agricultural awards


The team behind a Yorkshire Wolds rapeseed oil business is celebrating after winning two silver awards at the British Farming Awards.


Thixendale based Breckenholme Trading Companywon the awards for the Diversification Innovator of the Year - Large and Family Farming Business of the Year for their Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil and Charlie and Ivy's businesses.


The winners of the Morrisons supported awards were announced at a dinner that took place at Birmingham's National Conference Centre and was attended by 700 guests.


Marketing Manager Jennie Palmer said: "It's a huge honour and a real credit to our hardworking team to have been presented with these awards.


"The number of innovative businesses and forward thinking individuals involved in the industry is staggering and to be included in that group is a real privilege."


Emma Penny, group head of content for Briefing Media, the company that organised the event, said: "The 14 awards recognise the innovation and determination that is present in today's ever changing and challenging farming industry.

"I would like to thank everyone who entered and congratulate all the finalists in what has been a fantastic and inspiring eight-month campaign to find our 2017 winners."


Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil and Charlie and Ivy's products are available from farm shops, delis, markets and independent retailers in Yorkshire and festivals and food shows nationwide.




Photo:The Palmer Family The Palmer Family


For more information or to arrange an interview with Adam or Jennie Palmer, please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


Direct line: 01430 871360

Mobile: 07971 961574



Notes to editors

  1. Breckenholme Trading Company was launched by Adam Palmer in 2007 and operates from theNorth Breckenholme Farm, in Thixendale, NorthYorkshire. The farm has two consumer brands Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil and Charlie and Ivy's, named after the owners' children.

  2. Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil was established in 2008 when Adam and Jennie Palmer began cold-pressing their own oil seed rape and taking it to farmer's markets.For more information about Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, please can also keep up with the latest news and updates from the business onTwitter,Facebook,Pinterestand on theirblog.

  3. Charlie and Ivy's began life as a lifestyle and gifting brand in 2014. All the products are made from a base of the award-winning rapeseed oil produced byBreckenholme Trading Company.For more information about Charlie and Ivy's, please, and see theirTwitter,Instagram,PinterestandFacebookpages.

  4. For more information about the British Farming Awards 2017, please