Romney Marsh Wools have been shortlisted in this year's British Farming Awards for Diversification Innovator of the Year (Small to Medium). The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise the hard work, innovation and determination of farming to showcase the achievements of farmers working within the UK agricultural industry.
There are a vast array of farm diversifications emerging, adding value to farms' core business, so to be shortlisted in a very competitive category is a great achievement. Established in 2008 by Kristina Boulden, Romney Marsh Wools use fleeces which are hand selected from the family farm's flock of 1000 Romney ewes to produce a wide range of products from throws and scarves to hand cream and shampoo. These are all British made and sold locally and nationally both direct to the customer and through specially selected retail outlets.
Kristina commented It is a great honour to have been shortlisted in the British Farming Awards. There are many hours put in to the business by the whole family, from lambing right through to finishing throws and selling the products. To have this hard work recognised means a lot to all of us.'
The awards will be held on Thursday 19th October in Birmingham and a full list of finalists may be found at www.britishfarmingawards.co.uk