Call for entries – nominate the outstanding contributions to the environmental and land-based industries

 This year marks an important milestone for the Gwobrau Lantra Cymru Awards as they celebrate their 25th birthday. Over the past quarter of a century Lantra Wales has provided vital expert training and qualifications for the environmental and land-based industries.

To celebrate this milestone, Lantra Wales is hosting an exclusive awards ceremony to be held on Wednesday, 23 October at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells.

Comperes for the ceremony include the BBC Wales presenter Rachael Garside and Aled Rhys Jones, Rural Business Consultant and Nuffield Farming Scholar. It has also been announced that the leading multimedia production company Telesgop, will be the awards’ media partner.

The awards ceremony will bring together other key partners, organisations and individuals to recognise the initiatives, skills and enthusiasm of individuals pursuing careers within the environmental and land-based sectors.

Kevin Thomas, Director of Lantra Wales, said,

“The Lantra Cymru Awards provide a platform to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions that individuals have made in the environmental and land-based sectors in Wales.

“This year, as we celebrate 25 years of the awards, we wanted to mark the occasion with an extra special event to celebrate the achievements of all the winners and nominees.

“If you know an individual that’s deserving of recognition in their field then please enter them and help celebrate this year’s successes. We would like to encourage all individuals, colleges and organisations to get involved and get nominating now!”

“We greatly value the support of Farming Connect in helping to put these Awards on.”

 There are 11 award categories in total that span a wide number of land-based sectors and build on new projects operating in horticulture, animal health and welfare and food manufacturing.

Categories include College Learner of the Year (under 26 and over 26), Farming Connect Learner of the Year (under 40 and over 40), Farm Innovator Award, Tyfu Cymru Award, Forestry Award, Future Farmers of Wales Award, Wales YFC Agricultural Bursary in association with the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales Award, Brynle Williams Memorial Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The full list of eligible categories and their criteria’s can be found on the Lantra Wales website.

Dyfrig Davies, Managing Director, Telesgop added,

“As a company we have a proud association with the land based sectors and are delighted to be able to support the Lantra Cymru Awards ceremony, especially in what is such a celebratory year. These exceptional awards highlight the achievements of committed individuals and recognise those who have made such an invaluable contribution to the sector over the years.”

 Award winners and runners up will be enlisted into the new Lantra Wales Ambassadors programme to champion skills development within the food and drink supply chain in Wales. A combination of resources and informal awareness raising will be made available to all ambassadors during the year.

The awards are free to enter, with the deadline for entries August 30th. Judging will take place in early September by a panel of expert judges.

For more information on the Lantra Cymru Awards and to submit your nominations, visit