Driffield MD shortlisted for two Women in Agriculture Awards 

The team at an East Yorkshire poultry business are celebrating after reaching the final of two national farming awards.

Middleton on the Wolds-based Clive Soanes Broilers has been shortlisted in the Business of the Year category in the inaugural National Women in Agriculture Awards whilst MD Claire Wright has reached the final in the Farming Woman of the Year category. The awards recognise and celebrate female talent in agriculture, from production, stockmanship, innovation and sustainability.

Ben Lee, MD of Soanes Poultry, Clive Soanes Broilers’ sister company, said: “The farms team works tirelessly to rear chicken to award-winning standards for us to sell to butchers, wholesalers, and restaurants nationwide, and these places in the final are richly deserved.

“The broilers business has gone from strength to strength since Claire was promoted to MD in 2021 and she is a worthy finalist.”

The winners will be announced at a black-tie event in the members’ dining room of the House of Commons on 9th May. This prestigious venue has been chosen to reflect and celebrate the valuable work women in agriculture do.