2015-11-06  

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Blamire Medal Presented to Alan Bowe

The Blamire Trust has presented its annual Blamire Medal to renowned Cumbrian land agent Alan Bowe.

The Medal was presented to Alan Bowe by Mrs Nicki Quayle, one of the Trustees of the Blamire Trust at Borderway Agri-Expo on Friday 30th October 2015.

Alan Bowe receives the Blamire Medal from Nicki Quayle

Alan Bowe receives the Blamire Medal from Nicki Quayle

Alan born and brought up in Cumbria has dedicated his life to his career in the farming industry. He started his land agent career in 1963, working for JM Clark at Haltwhistle then Edwin Thompson in Keswick before setting up his own business in 1988.

He has been involved with the H&H Group since 1999 when he was persuaded to amalgamate his own land agency business, which became H&H Bowe. He immediately became a director on the group’s board and from the outset was involved in management of its agricultural operations. He took over as chairman of the H&H Group in 2006 a position he held until 2013.

During his career Alan has represented many farmers, landowners and tenants in Cumbria, on a range of issues from tenancies to milk quotas, land issues to succession planning. He is renowned throughout the country for his wealth of knowledge on all matters particularly relating to Cumbria and the Lake District.

On being presented with the award Alan said:
“It is an honour to receive such a prestigious award as this from the Blamire Trustees.

I hope I have assisted the agricultural industry in the past 50 years and particularly in Cumbria. There have been good times in agriculture and difficult periods, we are in the latter at the moment.

I am of the view that the world will at some point run short of food, at that point the world’s population will value agriculture, demand for food will be greater and basic prices will rise to the benefit of those in agriculture.”

Each year, the prestigious Blamire Award, a monogrammed coin-like medal, is presented to people who are directly involved in agriculture in the old county of Cumberland. The Trust award this prize to people they feel who have gone beyond the call of duty and gone out of their way to do as much as they can for the agricultural community. The Trustees are all local farmers and this is their way of recognising the exceptional efforts of those in their own industry.

Michael Cowen, Chairman of the Blamire Trust commenting said:
“From the nominations received each year the trustees decide on people or organisations who are to be successful medal recipients. Alan is well known to the Cumbrian farming community for his land agency work, and has proved over the years that he is worthy of the honour”.

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