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National Award Win for The Dawnay Estates!

9 August 2018

We are extremely proud to be a part of The Dawnay Estates who have recently been awarded The Royal Agricultural Society of England’s prestigious Bledisloe Gold Medal for 2018.

It is presented to the Estate which “has shown outstanding achievement in the successful land management and development of an English agricultural estate”. The award recognises the Estates’ drive to conserve, diversify and regenerate the environment.

As well as the Water Park, the Estate has diversified its operations and created businesses such as Wykeham Mature Plants, now the largest grower and supplier of semi-mature trees, shrubs and hedging in the North East of England and St Helens Caravan Park, an award winning 250 pitch touring park.

More recent enterprises have been Wykeham Business Centre, a successful conversion of dilapidated farm buildings to create high tech commercial premises for 24 companies employing over 180 staff and Dawnay Sporting, one of the finest pheasant, partridge and grouse shoots in Yorkshire managed in-hand by the Estate at both Wykeham and over the Danby Moors.

North Yorkshire TV visited The Dawnay Estates to hear about our Bledisloe Gold Medal Award win! Watch the video below:

The Viscount Downe holding an award surrounding by members of the Dawnay Estates team