About the Farm Shop & Deli retailer Awards

With an expert panel of judges joining Nigel Barden Chair of Judges, the Awards recognise the highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement, offered by our heroes of the high-street.

The Farm Shop & Deli Retailer Awards are a fantastic way for specialist retailers in the food and drink sector to showcase all the great work you and your team are doing nationally and with your local customers. 



Arthur Howell, Retailer of the Year 2016

We are over the moon and very surprised, it is really great to win these awards. It is nice for our staff to be rewarded as they work exceptionally hard, it makes a big difference. Our customers are always pleased when we win awards because they feel part of it. It makes them feel they are shopping in the right place. It’s made me quite speechless, such a fantastic thing to win. This is a very special award.

Arthur Howell

Retailer of the Year 2016

Victoria Robertshaw, Co-Owner Keelham Farm Shop, 2017 Retailer of the Year

Wow, we are totally shocked, I feel amazing and really proud to have won the awards. We are amazed at winning our category, but to win Retailer of the Year as well is incredible! We decided to enter as the awards are prestigious, recognised and fantastic for the team to be rewarded in such a way.

Victoria Robertshaw

Keelham Farm Shop


2017 Retailer of the Year

Callum and Debbie Edge, Owners Edge & Son, 2018 Retailer of the Year

When awards are as hotly competitive, important and coveted as these, then everyone really is a winner, because together, they represent so much enormous talent and hard work, blood, toil, tears and sweat! It’s just beginning to sink in, how proud we are to have achieved success in these awards, the triple – I just can’t believe it! Winning in three categories is so humbling, but it gives us the chance to celebrate with the real stars who made it all happen: our brilliantly talented staff; amazing farmers who are so passionate about their rare breeds and extensive farming environments; and our loyal and discerning customers who’ve sustained this business for 174 years.

Callum and Debbie Edge

Edge & Son


2018 Retailer of the Year

Richard Nicholson, Director, Cannon Hall Farm Shop, 2019 Retailer of the Year

We weren’t expecting it all, it’s amazing and we’re just chuffed to bits. It’s incredible for us and our profile. We entered not really expecting anything really, and you know we’re just absolutely delighted to have won it. I would absolutely recommend to anyone to give it a go, tell your story as that’s what it’s all about.

Richard Nicholson

Cannon Hall Farm Shop


2019 Retailer of the Year

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How can I sponsor an Award?

If you are supplier exhibiting at the Farm Shop & Deli Show and are interested in being one of our Farm Shop & Deli Awards Sponsors, please get in touch with us to discuss your options.


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Are you a supplier to the specialist retail industry or a customer to a local business you wish to champion? Or perhaps you are a retailer who has already entered and know other worthy contenders in this wonderful sector?

Why not nominate one or more retailers and help us to encourange them to enter the Awards? 

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Good luck from the Farm Shop & Deli retailer Awards Team!

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