BALE Award

During this time the profile of the award has grown and it is now recognised as the region’s premier diversification competition. As a business that has supported numerous clients through the diversification process, it is invaluable to us to reward the many and varied enterprises that enter.

The Ashtons judges look forward to seeing new and old entrants take part and to recognising the hard work and dedication shown by those who undertake such imaginative and worthwhile ventures. Ashtons has a long history of working in Agricultural Law and is well established in the region.

For legal, business and tax advice for farmers and landowners contact Jonathan Long, Head of Agriculture and Estates on 01284 762331 or email him on bale@ashtonslegal.co.uk

Now in its 27th year the hunt is on throughout East Anglia to find the Best Alternative Land Enterprise (BALE) business. Organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association and sponsored by Ashtons Legal Solicitors, the competition is open to farmers in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Entries will be judged on their creative, commercial and practical merits and contribution to the local economy. There will also be an award for the best green practice where judges will be looking for the integration of green technologies, sustainability, recycling and inclusion of environmental practices.

1st: The Ashtons Challenge Cup, £2,000 of legal advice and a profile feature in the East Anglian Daily Times

2nd: £1,000 of legal advice

Best newcomer: £1,000 of legal advice

Best ‘Green’ practice: £500 legal health check