Tom, Roger and Rosemary Elliott of RG Elliott’s have just received news that they have become finalist in the National British Farming Awards in the farming family business category. The awards scheme is run annually by the Farmers Guardian Newspaper, and is a highly sought after and respected accolade amongst the farming community.
The Elliott family currently run two businesses in Northamptonshire. A butchers’ shop in the village of Kislingbury and the newly opened Noborough Lodge Farm shop, situated between Kilsby and Weedon along the A5.
Provenance is at the heart of the business. Native cattle and sheep are bred, reared and finished on their farm before being sold through both shops, where RG Elliott’s’ can pride themselves on a short, clear supply chain.
Commenting on the news Tom Elliott said ‘We are dedicated to providing our customers with quality produce and care passionately about the origin of our meat, by overseeing the whole supply chain process.’ ‘From rearing native sheep and cattle throughout the year, to serving top quality meat cuts and local produce in our two shops, being shortlisted for the British Farming Awards makes all the hard work and long hours immensely worthwhile.’ ‘We are incredibly humbled to be recognised for our achievements’.
It was a fellow farming friend, Milly Fyfe, who nominated the Elliott family business for the award. She commented that ‘Having known the Elliott family for over 15 years, Tom, Roger and Rosemary are incredibly dedicated, hugely knowledgeable and well respected within the local farming community. ‘Launching a new farm shop during the Covid-19 pandemic was extremely brave.’ ‘The family have played an integral part in serving the community during this difficult time as well as creating a new amenity, which is tipped to be a future tourist destination.’ ‘They are worthy applicants of the Farming Family business award and I wish them every success in the future’.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the British Farming award ceremony will take place virtually on Wednesday 21st October, where the Elliott family will find out if they have been successful in their category.