Chairman of judges David Cotton FIAgrM, FRAgS
Dairy Farmer, Bridge Farm


I am delighted to be Chairman of Judges for this year’s Cream Awards campaign.

As a judge I have always enjoyed seeing the number of entries that we get coming forward.

It is always great and encouraging to see the many fantastic dairy businesses that we have in the UK, and working hard to make a success of their businesses in what has been a particularly difficult year.

Entering the Cream Awards is one of the best ways you can demonstrate the innovation, ingenuity and shear hard work that is going on across the industry – and to inspire others.


David Cotton – Bridge Farm (Chair)

Mike King – Kingspool Farming

Rob Drysdale – Vet, Dairy & Beef specialist

Nicholas Saphir – Chairman AHDB

Sean Rickard – Economist

Neil Baker – Bakers of Haselbury Plucknett

Innovation Award judges

Paul Tompkins, South Acre Farm; John Torrance, R Torrance & Son; Mark Wood, Portway Farms

Category judges:

Sherwin Moazami
Lely Atlantic

Sophie Throup

Sherwin Moazami – Lely Atlantic

Sophie Throup – Morrisons

Jon Wilson – Yeo Valley Group; Andy King, Barrington Farm Partnership

Stuart Goodinson –De Lacy Executive

Sabrina Jordan –Krka

Gabby Emery – Buitelaar

Dr Nick Bell – Veterinary specialist

Alice Swift, Graham Wilkinson
Arla Foods

Dr Chris Bartram
Mole Valley Farmers

Kate Liversidge, Arla Foods

Dr Chris Bartram, Mole Valley Farmers

Michael Oakes, NFU

Abi Reader, Goldsland Farm

Becki Leach, Kite Consulting

John Reynolds, Volac


An entry in the Cream Awards does so much for the industry. It shows what’s happening out there, the level of innovation and new ideas and thinking, it’s inspiring to others and that really is a positive force for good. It’s important to show what can be done with hard work, investment and ideas, it’s important to lead the way to a stronger dairy industry.

Enter your company or nominate someone. The campaign provides an excellent platform to shout about your business, to help you network with people and companies that can help you further your success. Our award shortlist is invited to the awards event, and after the event receive publicity in the form of article/interviews about their story.

It’s not just about winning the awards campaign really does help drive the industry forward for a better tomorrow.

2018 Cup WInners, Lambert Leonard & May

“Just fantastic to win such a prestigious award, the win was for everyone at the business, and really gave us all a boost”

David Harley MD, 2019 Cup winners, Wensleydale Creamery

 “To win the prestigious John Beckett Memorial Cup at the 2019 Cream Awards was an outstanding achievement for our business. This award is recognised throughout the whole of the dairy industry from grass root milk supply, through the dairy supply chain, milk processors and national and international retailers. It reflects and rewards our collective efforts in supplying great products and services to our wide customer base and the contribution we make to promoting all that is great about the British dairy industry.”