National Potato Industry Awards 2023

The 2023 National Potato Industry Awards will take place on the first night of BP2023 - November 22nd, 2023.

Comedian Rod Woodward, who was a huge hit with those who attended the 2021 awards, will be returning as guest speaker, and The British Potato Industry Award, originally inaugurated by the British Potato Council and subsequently by the Potato sector of AHDB, will now be awarded alongside the other categories at the biannual event, organised by Potato Review.

The 2021 National Potato Industry Awards were presented at a celebratory dinner at the Old Swan, Harrogate, which will also be the venue for the 2023 awards.

The awards offer a great opportunity for everyone in the industry to meet up and enjoy the company of like-minded people from the potato industry, and the mood was even more upbeat in 2021 than at the 2019 launch event, after seeing so many live events cancelled because of Covid-19 repercussions over the previous 18 months.

Anyone wanting to get involved as a sponsor or contributor can get in touch with Hayley. Sponsorship package details are available here.

A massive thank you to our 2023 sponsors




2023 Finalists announced


Grower/Growing Manager of 2022-2023

Bradley Sykes

Chris Suckling

Nick Taylor

Sophie Bambridge


Best Innovation 2022-2023

IPM Potato Group Ltd (development of PCN resistant variety called Buster)

DIG -Data Intelligence for Growers (data management and stock control platform for the potato industry)

Crop Systems Limited

BASF Honesty®, new liquid tuber treatment

BASF Privest®: A new late blight fungicide produced by BASF. 

Martin Lishman Ltd

Fera Science Ltd (tech, protocols and genome sequencing work for controlling Meloidogyne fallax)

Jason Hawkins-Row (Aponic Limited - vertical farm that sprays nutrient solution onto roots)

Fortress Technology (Bulk Potato Slider Detector System)


Best Environmental/Sustainability Initiative

KP Snacks (Intersnack Group)

Crop Systems Limited

Marcus Palmer

Simon Fox


Best Marketing Work / Best Marketing Campaign

Potato House - Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP)

HZPC - Super Sagitta Marketing Campaign

UPL ltd - Natural Plant Protection brand

Maincrop Potatoes - social media / community awareness campaign

BASF - Perfecting Potatoes Together

Kids Country (educational arm of East of England Agricultural Society)

Greenvale  - Golden Kings



Machinery and Implements

Pace Mechanical Handling Ltd - upgraded bag/weigh/seal system

AVR  - Ceres 450 planter -Maschio power harrow

AVR - Puma 4.0 potato upgraded harvester

AVR - Python twin conveyor






Eric Anderson

Martyn Cox

Andy Alexander

Andrew Goodinson

John Sarup


Hescott-Meredith Memorial Award

Andy Evans

Martyn Cox (Blackthorn Arable)

Harry Duncan

Philip Burgess


Best Young Achiever

Kieran Hardy

Dom Hill

Bradley Sykes

James Pitman

Joseph Mowbray

Thomas Carter

Joseph Marshall


Storage/Refrigeration Achiever

Farm Electronics Ltd

Crop Systems Limited


Tim Kitson


British Potato Industry Award

Walter Simon

Andy Alexander

Debbie Winstanley

Nick Cesare

Adrian Cunnington

Peter Peebles





Jim Godfrey - Director R J & A E Godfrey

David Nelson - Agronomy Director Branston Ltd 

Mark Taylor - Chair GB Potatoes Organisation Ltd

Jon Rooke - Seed Supply Manager HZPC UK

Paul Coleman - Managing Directory Crop4Sight 

Stephanie Cornwall - Editor Potato Review

Juliet Loiselle - Publisher / Chair of panel