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Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society Annual Report and Accounts 2011–2012


CHAIRMAN’S INTRODUCTION Bob Sheldon

2012

has not been an easy year with the consistently poor weather and unseasonably heavy rains. This affected events all over the country but we managed to come out of Spring with the ground in fair condition and two of the better May days contributed to an improving show. The attendance of 56,000 was up 6% on last year. Our President, Mich Stevenson, a successful Nottingham businessman, has helped enormously. He and his daughter Becky have helped to re-establish and enhance our links with our county city of Nottingham. With support from BBC East Midlands, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils, Nottingham Post and others, we look to cement and enhance our position as the County Show. To that end, and with great support from our President, the Council voted unanimously to change our title to ‘The Nottinghamshire County Show’. A further input from our President has been ‘The President’s Challenge Competition for Schools’. Toot Hill School were the winners for 2012; their innovative “Water Watt” designed to generate electricity through water pipes, gained them a cheque for £1,000. This Challenge for schools will continue into the future. The Stevenson family have thrown themselves into 2012’s Presidency with enormous enthusiasm and commitment and we thank them most sincerely for all their help and support and hope they will continue to remain involved with the Society in the future. The 2013 President is to be Sir Andrew Buchanan Bt KCVO KStJ, whose family have farmed for generations at Hodsock, north Nottinghamshire. Recently retired as Lord-Lieutenant after 21 years, Sir Andrew and Lady Belinda are no strangers to the County Show and we look forward to their involvement with the Society. As I step down as Chairman at the Council meeting after

the AGM, I do believe that over the last 4 – 5 years we have moved the Society forward positively with the help of many, but particularly John Brydon, my Vice-Chairman, Bill Whysall, Finance Chairman and the Council. We are now more business-like and professional and facing the future from a positive position. We are a medium-sized business with a turnover in excess of £2 million, 28 full-time employees, national and international clients and many local customers. We generate in excess of £40M into the local economy and have an important part to play in the futures of both Newark and Nottinghamshire. Lastly, may I thank my CEO, Adrian, and all his staff, for their continued hard work. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with them and I would not want to single out anyone in particular. We have a great team who during the recent recessionary times have enabled us to take every opportunity to look after our customers and help move the Society towards a bright future.

Bob Sheldon Chairman of Council

Contents Chairman’s Introduction From the President Chief Executive’s 2011-12 Business Review The County Show 2012 Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show 2011 People & Projects Community Involvement Consolidated Statement of Financial Activities Consolidated Balance Sheet

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Five Year Summary Trustees’ Statement Auditors’ Statement Officers of the Society Sponsorship & Donations Acknowledgments Important Dates for the 2013 County Show

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FROM THE PRESIDENT Mich Stevenson, OBE DL

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was delighted and honoured when asked to be President of the Society and of the Show. I have enjoyed a full, interesting and, I hope, successful, year in the role. It would have been difficult to fulfil my responsibilities without the support of my wife Jan and daughters; Becky and Victoria. Becky, in particular, has taken on so much this year bringing her enthusiasm and drive to bear in many areas. She has been an invaluable aide. My thanks go to my predecessor Tony Strawson for his advice and assistance and to the Chairman, Bob Sheldon and Vice-Chairman John Brydon, for making me welcome and for their ongoing support. I am grateful also to Chief Executive Adrian Johnston and his staff for making my tenure such an enjoyable one. I am proud to have been able to help strengthen links between town and country, especially within the city of Nottingham, and in particular to build on excellent relationships with both the city and county councils, BBC East Midlands and the Nottingham Post. Repositioning and renaming our flagship event as “The Nottinghamshire County Show” will give us even greater appeal county-wide – and will hopefully bring even more expenditure into Newark and the surrounding area. I am grateful for the support received at all levels which has made this change possible. Now we must capitalise on our new identity. I look forward to seeing the President’s Challenge develop and was delighted to make the inaugural award to Toot Hill school at this year’s County Show. It was a privilege, also, to have been able to nominate two excellent candidates for the President’s Award in Howard Heeley and Bill Tomlinson

for their contribution to life within our county. May I extend a warm welcome to the Society’s new President; Sir Andrew Buchanan and to Lady Belinda. It has been lovely to work with him already and my hope is that they enjoy working at the County Show and throughout the year as much as we have. With best wishes to all for the Season.

Mich Stevenson President

“The mission of the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society is to promote agriculture and the agricultural industry.”

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CEO’S BUSINESS REVIEW 2011-12 Adrian Johnston

Enhancing our reputation

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am delighted to report that despite the deepest recession since the 1930s, and thanks to the ongoing good reputation of our business, two major events helped to push this year’s profits over £120,000. In a happy coincidence, The National Feast of Lanterns and Central Region Meeting of the Camping and Caravanning Club both came in the same year, although both events rotate venues. Our caterers, Tastes, continued to enhance their offering with a successful year especially in the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall Bistro. Return on Capital Employed was achieved within 18 months of opening. The new Tastes mobile also helped to increase turnover and profitability. The mobile is used regularly at smaller events, alongside the renovated Joe Hallam Café and Bar. It can also be hired for external events. In March, the George Stephenson, Joe Hallam, Sir Stuart Goodwin and Cedric Ford catering facilities all achieved the highest possible “Five Star” Food Hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency; testament to our investment in our successful catering team and their professionalism. Our expanded catering operation confers added reputation and hygiene standard benefits. We continued to host a strong portfolio of trading events. This year, there were wide variances in audience levels and stand occupancy: events targeting the ‘general public’ saw audiences fall. In contrast, specialist, niche shows continued to attract enthusiastic support. Our own Vintage Tractor Show is typical, showing an upward trend in all areas in 2011. For 2012 we had already booked 1,057 exhibits – the highest ever – as we went to press. Many equine events such as Ponies (UK) suffered, with entries affected by the price of diesel and poor weather. In spite of more rainfall than any of us can remember, sadly resulting in the cancellation of so many outdoor events nationally – including County Shows of note – I am delighted to report that we did not cancel one day of any single event at Newark Showground. Our free-draining, sandy-based grounds, well-maintained roads and hard-standing carparking, combined with 14,000 sq m of indoor space, have set us apart this year as an attractive venue for existing and prospective customers. While the IACF Antiques Fairs, Americana, New Wine, Aztec Events, Autojumbles, dog shows and others continue to prosper at and remain loyal to our venue, the British Shooting Show decided it had outgrown the site and moved to Stoneleigh Park. By contrast, LAMMA’s success continues. Hitting new highs in 2012 attracted new owners in Briefing Media, the publishers of Farmers’ Guardian. Of LAMMA’s

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675 stands, 59 were taken by customers from 11 countries outside England. LAMMA 2013 is on 16 – 17 January and we look forward to building a strong relationship with the new owners.

A refocused staff structure During the year we reorganised our staff structure to focus even more on our customers. This has provided better support, particularly at weekends. It also enabled us to create a new Commercial Manager position, complementing the Sales & Marketing Manager role. We recognise the crucial importance of selling the site further afield to generate new revenue. The creation of a new Facilities Manager post underlines the importance we attribute to looking after our grounds and facilities. Our customers are already noticing the higher standards achieved through this infrastructure investment. Examples include: improved signage; the upgraded Joe Hallam Café and Bar; new skylights in the Crocker Halls; new metal gable ends on the Sir John Eastwood and Crocker buildings and new fencing. Naturally, a site of 128 acres and 28 buildings requires considerable maintenance. Some projects are visible while others are less so, such as improving our drainage to help us remain available 365 days a year. Our foul waste system will be upgraded with capacity for a new toilet and shower block at Yellow Gate. A more comprehensive breakdown is on pages 10 and 11. Our priority is to refurbish and construct adaptable facilities that will earn us the maximum return in direct support of our primary purpose – the Nottinghamshire County Show. As we reflect on a successful year, we are conscious that we must remain aware of our limitations and seek wherever and whenever we can to improve our standards, whether in customer service, catering or facilities, so that we can say with every confidence, we are the best in the region.

Adrian Johnston Chief Executive Officer

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COUNTY SHOW, 2012

“Proud to be promoting British Food & Farming”

Buoyant show focuses on youth

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he Diamond Jubilee year County Show attracted 56,000 visitors who enjoyed some fine spring weather. The continuing recession and soaring fuel costs failed to prevent entries rising steadily among the livestock and equine classes. Over 1,000 horses and ponies, 80 heavy horses, 350 sheep, almost 500 cattle and over 100 pigs were entered from across the country with farmers keen to support the season’s opening county show. Equine exhibitors also took advantage of our date to bring out new horses and attempt to secure coveted qualifying tickets to the year’s championship shows. In a welcome innovation, sponsors of livestock and equine classes were invited to present their trophies in the ring on completion of the relevant class. Outgoing Show Manager Sally Hughes – now Newark Showground’s Facilities Manager – and her team handed over a healthy event to the new custodian Mary Hopkins. In addition to 450 trade stands, the show incorporated classic and vintage cars, a forestry area, Flower and Floral Art Marquee and Local Allotment Association display, working heavy horses, a dog agility and pet dog show, farming heritage displays and a farriery competition.

Food hall success A particular success was the interactive Food Experience, showcasing a range of seasonal produce with cookery demonstrations. A sub-committee led by Professor Jenny Saint OBE JP DL will drive this forward for 2013 in support of the Society’s aim to become known for the excellence of its food stands and displays actively promoting the best in Nottinghamshire. Show jumping fans enjoyed two full days in the Langleys Newark Ring with four classes each each day, including Sunday’s feature class The Mattie Brown

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Stakes with a £10,500 prize fund. New equine classes were introduced this year, qualifiers for August’s CHAPS (UK) Championship Show. British Show Pony Society (BSPS) Mountain and Moorland Heritage Working Hunter Pony qualifying classes for Mares and Geldings were also introduced. Main Ring attractions included Jason Smyth’s Adrenaline Tour, Dancing Diggers, Harvesting Through the Ages, Heavy Horse Agricultural and Trade Turnouts, Hound Parades and a Hunt Relay. Bingham’s Toot Hill School beat six Nottinghamshire schools to win the inaugural President’s Challenge, initiated by current President, Mich Stevenson. Schools competed to create an environmentally-friendly and commercially viable innovation. Members of the Society enjoyed free admission and fast-track parking, the new Members’ Pavilion patio in the Sir Stuart Goodwin Pavilion overlooking the Newark Ring and a covered Members’ Lawn offering clear view of the Main Arena.

Involving more youth Encouraging young participants was high on the agenda and the next generation of livestock and heavy horse exhibitors was well-represented. Introduced for the first time was the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) Young Sheep Handler in two age classes (8 – 12

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years and 13 – 16 years); winners went forward to a Young Shepherd Grand Final in August. The British Pig Association had Young Handler qualifiers with two age groups, Cattle Young Handler classes had a separate competition in the Red Poll section, while the Heavy Horse Junior Handler was for youngsters aged between 13 and 17 years. The Show’s 2012 Charity was ‘Help a Nottinghamshire Child’, a fund-raising campaign initiated by Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice, to support citizenship and reduce crime among the county’s young people. A fundraising challenge for the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance took place in the Tug-of-War arena as teams attempted to pull a 6.5 ton steam roller. A National Premier League contest took place on Sunday. Attractions in the Streets South Ring had a distinct canine flavour – featuring K9 Freestyle Dancing Dogs, Cyril the Squirrel’s Racing Terriers and a sheepdog rounding up ducks. Spectators enjoyed the Phoenix Falconry, street theatre performances from Markmark Productions and the sheep shearing, gundogs, birds of prey and working ferrets in the Countryside Display Area. Finally, in Olympic year, the Sports Zone showcased Nottingham Forest FC in the Community, canoeing and kayaking, rugby, karate, tennis, weightlifting, pétanque and other activities.


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NEWARK VINTAGE TRACTOR & H ERITAGE SHOW, 2011

More records broken

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he ninth Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show maintained its tradition of breaking records and growing in popularity year-on-year. It attracted 16,000 visitors, the largest number of trade stands, over 120, and a new high of 940 exhibitor entries – from the John Deere and Lanz feature tractors to models and static engine displays. The 40 trophy winners spanned the generations, including 17 year-old Matthew Bisp, an electronics student from Worcestershire on his third visit to Newark. He took home two – The Patrick Edwards Ltd Trophy for the ‘Best tractor restored by a person under 25’ (a painstakingly restored 1980 Ford 1200) and the ‘Best non-Vintage Horticultural & Garden Machinery Member’s Exhibit’ award for his 1963 International Harvester Cub Cadet.

French generations Ten year-old Thomas French Jnr Jnr, from Ayrshire, retained the Friends of Ferguson Heritage award for the ‘Best Massey Ferguson’ with a 1971 Massey Ferguson 135 Mk III Narrow. The ‘Best Nominated exhibit’ was presented to Thomas’s grandfather; Thomas French’s 1968 Massey Ferguson 165 was nominated by Friends of Ferguson Heritage (Scotland). Wayne Davey of Perkins Engines in Peterborough presented a new trophy for the ‘Most original Perkins engine tractor’ to Patrick Pawsey of Suffolk for his 1950 Fordson Major E27 N P6, built in Dagenham and exported to Australia before being repatriated and restored. A new ‘Best Overall Stand’ award went to the Blue Force club. Created for tractor enthusiasts that year, it has already gained over 600 members. There were also record entries in Saturday’s Brown & Co. Vintage Auction. Over 1,000 buyers and spectators watched the auction from the Main Ring viewing bank; top lot of the day

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being a Ford 7600 that went for £5,400. Auctioneer Ken Pritchard, of Brown & Co, commented: "With over 500 lots on offer, including 45 tractors, buyers were delighted with the quality and quantity of the tractors and machinery entered into the sale.” The show’s link with Remembrance Sunday (13 November) was reinforced with military vehicles and radio equipment displays. There was standing room only at the annual Remembrance Service, led by Canon Ed Pruen from Southwell Minster with regular bugler John Baigent.

Midlands well-represented Now in its fourth year, the Native & Rare Breeds Exhibition hosted the inaugural Midlands and East Anglia Hereford Breeders Association Calf Show, attracting 23 breeders with over 50 calves and an emphasis on Young Handlers – the breeders of the future. Clive Davies, from the successful Westwood Herd, travelled from Worcestershire to judge the breed classes and provided an excellent commentary. Winning entries came from Northamptonshire, Staffordshire,

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Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Bedfordshire. Len Atton, from Melton Mowbray, was the fifth person to be presented with the Four Shows Ploughing Match Trophy since its inception in 2006. Donated by past NNAS President John Brydon, the bronze trophy depicting a horse-drawn plough is competed for at the Collingham, Flintham and Southwell Ploughing Matches – the fourth show being the Newark & Nottinghamshire County Show. Adrian Johnston, Chief Executive of the NNAS, summed up the 2011 show: “Once again, we have been delighted by the response to the show and most grateful to exhibitors who travelled from all corners of the country to take part – particularly in these austere economic times. Our congratulations go to all the prize winners and a big ‘thank you’ to all our sponsors and supporters. “The Calf Show was a popular initiative and we look forward to working with the organisers in the future. As with any show of this nature, we could not operate without our army of volunteers and to them we are most grateful.”

Len Atton receives the Four Shows Trophy from NNAS President Mich Stevenson OBE DL


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PEOPLE & PROJECTS

Planned investment

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llocation of the £220,000 of planned investment in the Showground’s infrastructure this year includes the following items. New gates were installed at the Air Museum and Car Auction entrances, at Windrome cottage and, in conjunction with LAMMA, at The Point on to the Main Runway. New, electronicallyoperated barriers at the Main Gate have drastically reduced crime on site and facilitate better control of traffic during events. Grass-crete has been laid in the hard-wearing areas next to the Joe Hallam Pavilion, along with two canine washpoints and an additional Elsan point. The Lady Eastwood Conservation Area has been completed with help from volunteers from the Camping and Caravanning Club and was formally opened at the County Show (above) by Emma Hawthorne. Sixteen native Bramley Apple trees donated by the Bramley Apple Society were planted by the President and Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation, former MP Paddy Tipping and our Chairman, Bob

Sheldon. Ten new flagpoles have been erected around the site. More floodlights have made the Showground safer and more attractive for those working on or visiting the site in the evening. Our works yard has been extended and enclosed within a new palisade fence, keeping valuable new equipment such as a versatile Manitou telescopic handler and Kubota ATV out of reach. New galvanised security fencing around four pump pits should prevent accidents occurring.

Metal gable ends have replaced wooden ones on the Crocker Halls and the Sir John Eastwood, improving insulation and appearance. ➤

Staff organisation Our new organisational structure, designed to make the trading company more customer-facing, incorporates the new posts of Facilities Manager and Commercial Manager, complementing the Sales & Marketing Manager role, with

amended reporting lines. Jayne Atkinson and Tracey Raisen left this year and we wish them both well. Sadly, Ray Barrett our Operations Manager, passed away.

CEO PA to CEO

DCEO Finance Assistant

Sales and Marketing Manager

Show Manager

Livestock Officer

Data Entry Administrator

Trade Stands

Facilities Manager

Head Groundsman

Grounds Team (5)

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Commercial Manager Operations Assistant

Tastes (3)

Head Chef

Kitchen Brigade (3)


OBITUARIES Conrad Underwood

The new Members’ Patio, overlooking the Newark Ring, was used for the first time with some success at the County Show and new chairs and tables were purchased for the Council Chamber and Sir Stuart Goodwin Pavilion. Finally, the internal grounds were verti-drained and mole-ploughed to decompact and aerate the soil to promote healthy grass growth.

New faces Mary Hopkins Show Manager Mary is reponsible for the Nottinghamshire County Show and Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show. Passionate about livestock and farming in general, her background is in farming and county shows. She spent 15 years in Norfolk, followed by two successful years as manager at the West Midlands Showground, host to the Shropshire County Show and Mid-Shropshire Vintage Show. “I aim to build on the successful shows left by Sally and her team, involving the Young Farmers more, increasing membership and building on the many strong relationships already in place,” she said. With two grown-up children, Mary enjoys walking, running, rowing and her black Labrador. Paul Sparks Sales & Marketing Manager Paul had provided marketing services to the Showground for several years. With a sales and marketing background in business to business publishing and exhibitions with Haymarket, EMAP, Media Week and others he went on to run his own marketing communications consultancy. A member of Newark Business Club, he was also a founding director of Newark Jazz Festival, building many contacts across the region. Married with three daughters, Paul moved from London to Collingham in 2000. His brief includes bringing more midweek B2B exhibitions and events to the Showground. Joey Hopkins Commis Chef Joey joined the Tastes team on a part time basis working in the Cedric Ford Pavilion in October 2009. Extremely keen to learn all aspects of catering, from small dinners to banquets for 500, he showed great potential and became a contracted employee in January, 2012. He is gaining valuable experience in all areas and has become an integral part of the team, catering for small events, helping to run Tastes bistro in the George Stephenson and Tastes mobile unit.

Farm manager to Mr John Samworth for many years, Conrad was a great supporter of the Nottinghamshire County Show, Flintham Show, Belvoir Hunt and other rural organisations. Well-connected across the East Midlands and further afield in the Heavy Horse world he was a respected Horse Ploughing judge. Conrad enjoyed everything the countryside had to offer; from its crafts, sports and skills, to British beef and Stilton cheese - even sourcing Melton Mowbray Pork Pies for the County Show each year. He had negotiated sites for Flintham Ploughing match and his loyalty was rewarded with Presidency of the Ploughing match, a privilege he never forgot. He helped our Society in many ways, from hedge-plashing to stewarding in the Commercial classes at the County Show. The Brydon family who kindly presented ‘The Four Shows Ploughing Trophy’ have asked that it be re-named the “Conrad Underwood Trophy” in his honour. Conrad died in December 2011. To Doris and all the family we extend our sincere sympathy.

Ray Barrett Ray was appointed as Operations Manager to the Showground in June 2009. His career had been in the events industry and he was well known for setting up car events for prestigious customers such as Porsche abroad. He settled in well and was an immediate asset to the team. Customers were soon praising his diplomacy and commercial ability. Sadly after only a few months of work, Ray contracted oesophageal cancer and underwent treatment involving a serious operation. He returned to work for a short while but, sadly, had a relapse. Ray retained his optimism to the last through two years of treatments. A keen small holder, Ray owned a pre-war Austin 7 Box Saloon and a Ferguson TE20 tractor as well as several Gloucester Old Spot pigs, poultry and sheep. His wife Karen is to present a trophy in his name at the 10th Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show. Ray died in December 2011 and we extend our deep condolences to Karen and his family.

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Connecting with people

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ewark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society and members of staff have supported a variety of local charities and organisations in fulfilling its charitable role. “Fortunately, our healthy financial position has enabled us to continue to play our part in supporting activities within the local community,” said Chief Executive Adrian Johnston. This support can range from small cash donations to support in kind, such as the loan of equipment, free or discounted facilities hire to volunteer time. The Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society was a Bronze sponsor of Newark’s increasingly popular Christmas Tree Festival in aid of St Mary Magdalene Church. It attracted 5,000 visitors over 10 days.

\ Commercial Manager Paul Lillicrap and Event Administrator Jayne Atkinson completed the Newark Half Marathon, raising sponsorship for Cancer Research. The Society has supported the race itself for many years and, again, provided crowd barriers to the organisers. Hundreds of people took part in Beaumond House Hospice’s annual Forget Me Not Sleepwalk on October 22nd, 2011, raising over £8,000. Our venue was donated free of charge, one of several Beaumond House events staged at the Showground. A free loan

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of tables and chairs helped to make a Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance fund-raising event possible in May. Sponsorship of two matches featuring Newark Rugby Club, in December and March, included prominent perimeter advertising and adverts in the match day programmes. Newark Rotary raised £3,600 at the 2011 Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show in 2011, dividing the funds between MacMillan Nurses, Beaumond House, Rainbows and the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. The Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service Ladies’ Driving Challenge which took place on September 25th, 2011 at the Showground helped to raise £20,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity. Our runway was provided free of charge. The President’s Award was presented

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to two worthy recipients whose work has made a difference in the county: Mr Howard Heeley of the Newark & Nottinghamshire Air Museum sustains an important tourist destination and Mr Bill Tomlinson has done a great deal for youth cricket throughout Nottinghamshire. Much has been done to fulfil the Society’s charitable remit to promote agriculture and the industry throughout the county. Sponsorship of the local agricultural shows at Flintham, Collingham and Southwell continues, with valuable in-kind support in the form of equipment and personnel; the Belvoir Hunt Hedge-Laying competition was sponsored again, with a small cash donation, as was October’s North East British Blue Calf Show. Barriers were loaned to Nottinghamshire RFU enabling a match to go ahead. Our thanks go, finally, to Roger Merryweather who provided 16 native apple trees through the Bramley Apple Fund. Former MP Paddy Tipping, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation, planted them alongside the Newark Ring last March. Mich Stevenson, Bob Sheldon and the county’s media were in attendance.


Richard Davis, CHUD Photography & Digital Design

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service Ladies’ Driving Challenge

The Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society Education and Development Grant Scheme awarded a total of £4,515.00 during 2012 to students in Further and Higher Education working for qualifications in agriculture and land-based related industries and seeking to pursue careers within Nottinghamshire. The recipients – from Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst College, Harper Adams University College and an apprentice farrier – included Natalie Morgan, Layne Frith, Laura Carr, Jake Elliott, Ashley Wright, Daniel Mellors, Niall Stevenson, Laura Dickenson, Matthew Vernon, Jessica Prosser, Helen Presley and Devon Furse-Frost. This year, nine recipients received Long Service awards. Long Service (Single Farm) Awards were presented to John Turner (whose awards were collected on his behalf due to illness), Ray Butler & Richard Pearson. Service to Agriculture Awards went to Geoff Turtle, John Turner, Ray Butler, Stephen Brooks, Ken Poole, Graham Faulconbridge, Mark Hopkinson & Mark Walker. Geoff Turtle from Bingham received a Gold Plus Medal after 55 years in the industry.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES For the year ended 30 June 2012

Unrestricted funds £

Endowment funds £

2012 Total £

2011

12,163 1,250 – 1,770,382 8,093

– – – – 3,136

12,163 1,250 – 1,770,382 11,229

14,401 1,330 – 1,572,134 7,727

310,306 111,333 62,538

– – –

310,306 111,333 62,538

262,993 90,035 59,126

7,501 –

– –

7,501 –

11,430 –

2,283,566

3,136

2,286,702

2,019,176

1,358,780 2,157

– –

1,358,780 2,157

1,309,417 2,251

361,497 105,136 4,985 157,482 154,325 17,718

– – – – – –

361,497 105,136 4,985 157,482 154,325 17,718

300,312 68,978 5,425 235,635 122,917 17,465

2,162,080

2,162,080

2,062,400

121,486

3,136

124,622

(43,224)

3,136

(3,136)

124,622

124,622

(43,224)

1,043 303

2,313 (371)

3,356 (67)

3,188 26,357

125,968

1,942

127,911

(13,679)

Balances brought forward as at 1 July

2,323,337

90,198

2,413,534

2,427,214

Balances carried forward as at 30 June

2,449,305

92,140

2,541,445

2,413,535

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INCOMING RESOURCES Incoming resources from generated funds Subscriptions Donations, grant & similar income Legacies Commercial trading operations Investment income Incoming resources from charitable activities The County Show Vintage Tractor Event Society Leases Other incoming resources Other income Gains on disposable of charitable fixed assets TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES RESOURCES EXPENDED Costs of generating funds: Commercial trading operations Investment management costs Charitable activities The County Show Direct Costs Vintage Tractor Event Direct Costs Education grants Salaries and wages Other Governance costs Total Resources Expended Net incoming/(expended) resources before transfers Transfers between funds Net incoming/(outgoing) resources for the year Net gains/(losses) on disposal of investment assets Unrealised gains/(losses) on investments Net movement in funds relating to the year

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET As at 30 June 2012

2012 £

2011 £

2,018,496 358,641

1,983,811 255,353

2,377,137

2,239,164

48,413 282,920 250,982

45,892 139,427 331,152

582,315

516,471

(418,007)

(342,100)

FIXED ASSETS Tangible fixed assets Investments

CURRENT ASSETS Stock Debtors Cash at bank and in hand

CREDITORS: Amounts falling due within one year NET CURRENT ASSETS/(LIABILITIES)

164,308

174,371

2,541,445

2,413,535

Unrestricted funds Endowment funds

2,449,305 92,140

2,323,336 90,198

TOTAL FUNDS

2,541,445

2,413,535

NET ASSETS FUNDS

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FIVE YEAR SUMMARY Consolidated Financial Statements

2012 £

2011 £

2010 £

2009 £

2008 £

12,163 1,250 – 1,770,382 11,229 62,538

14,401 1,330 – 1,572,134 7,727 59,126

12,322 1,325 30,000 1,381,025 13,831 48,734

11,083 1,800 – 1,714,569 20,010 50,556

8,979 2,194 – 1,364,734 17,769 56,176

310,306 111,333

262,993 90,035

262,291 76,670

259,830 58,702

241,315 58,323

7,501 –

11,430 –

12,523 –

7,716 30,000

7,642 8,200

2,286,702

2,019,176

1,838,721

2,154,266

1,765,332

1,358,780 2,157

1,309,417 2,251

1,182,559 2,171

1,072,355 2,716

1,026,251 2,647

361,497 105,136 4,985 157,482 154,325

300,312 68,976 5,425 235,635 122,919

281,510 66,651 4,662 252,196 148,209

241,376 42,007 4,302 238,253 149,017

267,326 38,674 5,777 206,674 151,671

17,718

17,465

16,100

15,870

16,720

2,162,080

2,062,400

1,954,058

1,765,896

1,715,740

124,622

(43,224)

(115,337)

388,370

49,592

124,622

(43,224)

(115,337)

388,370

49,592

3,356 (67)

3,188 26,357

14,973 12,694

(4,073) (30,900)

(1,333) (48,790)

127,911

(13,679)

(87,670)

353,397

(531)

Balances brought forward as at 1 July

2,413,534

2,427,213

2,514,883

2,161,486

2,162,017

Balances carried forward as at 30 June

2,541,445

2,413,534

2,427,213

2,514,883

2,161,486

INCOMING RESOURCES Incoming resources from generated funds: Subscriptions Donations, grant & similar income Legacies Commercial trading operations Investment income Society Leases Incoming resources from charitable activities The County Show Vintage Tractor Event Other incoming resources Other income Gains on disposal of charitable fixed assets Total incoming resources RESOURCES EXPENDED Cost of generating funds: Fundraising trading: cost of goods sold and other activities Investment management costs Charitable activities: The County Show Direct Costs Vintage Tractor Event Direct Costs Education grants Salaries and wages Other Governance costs Total resources expended Net incoming/(expended) resources before transfers Transfers between funds Net incoming/(outgoing) resources for the year Net gains/(losses) on disposal of investment assets Unrealised gains/(losses) on investments Net movement in funds relating to the year

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TRUSTEES’ STATEMENT

The attached summarised accounts are a summary of information extracted from the annual accounts and certain information relating to both the statement of financial activities and the balance sheet. These summarised accounts may not contain sufficient information to allow for a full understanding of the financial

affairs of the charity. For further information, the full accounts, which have been subjected to an audit, and the trustees’ annual report should be consulted: copies of these can be obtained from the Society’s registered office. The annual accounts were approved by the trustees on 9th October 2012 and

will be submitted to the Charity Commission in due course. Signed:

For and on behalf of the trustees

AUDITORS’ STATEMENT

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ STATEMENT TO THE TRUSTEES OF NEWARK & NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY We have examined the summarised financial statements set out on pages 14 to 16. Respective responsibilities of trustees and auditors The trustees are responsible for preparing the summarised annual report and the summarised financial statements. Our responsibility is to report to you our opinion on the consistency of the summarised financial statements within

the summarised annual report with the full financial statements and trustees’ report. We also read the other information contained in the summarised annual report and consider the implications for our report if we become aware of any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the summarised financial statements Basis of opinion We have carried out the procedures necessary to ascertain whether the summarised financial statements are consistent with the full financial statements from which they have been prepared.

Opinion In our opinion the summarised financial statements are consistent with the full financial statements for the year ended 30th June 2012.

STREETS AUDIT LLP Chartered Accountants & Statutory Auditor 1st November 2012

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OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY

Members of the Council President for the year ending 31 December 2012: Mr R M Stevenson OBE DL Deputy President: Sir Andrew Buchanan Bt. KCVO Immediate Past President: Mr C A Strawson Patron: Mrs J Farr MBE DL Chairman of Council 2011/12: Mr R H Sheldon Vice Chairman of Council 2011/12: Mr J P Brydon Elected Members of the Council: Mr A D Allen Mr C Applewhite Mr A Aspbury Mrs A M Barton OBE Mr J P Brydon Mr R F Coulter Mr N L Crockford Mr P Croft Mr B R Dunn Mr R Dunning Mr C Ford OBE Mrs A R Gascoine Mr C R Hall Mr J Hallam Mr R C Hallam Mrs A Hardstaff Mrs E Hawthorne Mr R Jackson Mr D M Lambert Mr C C S Lawrence Mrs G M Lewis Mr R E Pykett Mr J Reid Mr F A Reynolds MBE Mr D Rhodes Prof J A Saint OBE DL Mr M B Sheldon Mr R A Sheldon Mr R H Sheldon Mr P Staniforth Mr J W Squires Mrs K Thomas Mr J S Walker Mr S Walker Mr C A Watson Mr C White Mr W F Whysall

Bankers: National Westminster Bank plc, North Nottinghamshire Commercial Banking Centre, PO BOX 64, Southwell Road West, Mansfield, Notts NG18 4GS. Investment Fund Managers: Brewin Dolphin Limited, 1st Floor Waterfront House, Waterfront Plaza, Nottingham, Notts NG2 3DQ Auditor: Streets Audit LLP, Tower House, Lucy Tower Street, Lincoln, LN1 1XW Solicitors: Tallents Solicitors, 3 Middlegate, Newark, Notts NG24 1AQ Chief Executive: Mr A M Johnston BSc MBA FRSA Registered Office: The Showground, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY Company Registered Number: 1716766 Registered Charity Number: 514080 Note: The addresses are recorded for all Members of Council and are available for inspection at the Registered Office of the Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society.

Sir Andrew Buchanan raises the county flag with Mich Stevenson at the County Show.

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SPONSORSHIP & DONATIONS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society acknowledges with gratitude the support given by the following people and companies for their contributions to the prize fund and to Show display/demonstrations, or services, or Showground development or maintenance.

The Council of the Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society is greatly indebted to the following people, companies and organisations for their help in promoting the 2012 County Show and throughout the year. Regrettably, it is not possible to mention everyone who contributes so much to this Society by name; but to all concerned, may we express our sincere thanks.

A W Curtis & Sons Ltd ABG Solicitors Ace Communications Acres Guest House Actons Solicitors Barker Maule & Co Beecroft Toys Ltd

Allen Farms Mr K Crocker & Mrs J Broadberry

Brydon Developments Co-Operative Funeralcare Colby National Sounds UK D.J Catering Duke of Wellington Public House Duncan & Toplis J. S. Dakin & Co Jane Young Ltd Langleys Solicitors Lucas Ingredients Mr A. H. Wilkinson DL Mr Cedric Ford OBE LLD Mr D. J. Rhodes Mr G. O. Spence Mr J. C. Samworth

Mrs A. Barton OBE Mrs G. Ford Mrs J. Stephenson Newark Advertiser Group Newark Town Council Northern Event Structures Ltd Premier Vehicle Rental Rosettes Direct Sharp, Young & Pearce LLP Sir John Peace South Essex Insurance Brokers Staniforth Farms Streets LLP Supreme Inns Ltd Tallents Solicitors TODDS-AC Office Products Ltd Trident Westrose Securities Wright Vigar Ltd

Bacon Carcase Competition Open Ridden Cob Horse of the Year Qualifier Ridden Irish Draught Working Hunter Ring Supreme Registered Pure Bred Beef Pure Bred & British Native Breeds Calf Class & Trade Stand Competition – Best Retail Stand Heavy Horse Turnouts, Trade Singles & Agricultural Turnout class Shire Horse in Hand Sheep Show Team Award Any Modern Breed of Pig Tug of War Young Farmers Section Vintage Tractor & Heritage Area Retrained Racehorses Newark Ring Robin Hood meats competition Heavy Horse Accumulator and Young Handler Heavy Horse Turnouts Team & Pairs Hampshire Down Sheep Sport Horse In Hand Junior Beef Championships & Special Awards, Native Breed Champion and Bacon Carcase Competitions Ridden Ponies Supreme Sheep Championship Supreme Heavy Horse In Hand Championship Courtesy Bus Service Courtesy Bus Service Flower Show Loan of vehicle In Hand Coloured Horse and Pony Amateur Owner/ Rider East Midlands Cob Championship Show Jumping Competition Light Horses Holsteins South Ring Ridden Arabs Young Farmers Competitions Native Ponies In Hand General Countryside Area Aberdeen Angus

A W Curtis & Sons Limited Doctors A J Parkin, M Folman & D Wathen Event Safety Planning Ltd Firbeck Trophies Mr A Hounsfield Lime Orchard with Reg Taylors & Marshalls Members of Notts group of the NVTEC Premier Vehicle Rental Newark Division of St. John Ambulance Newark Rugby Union Football Club Notts County Council Highways The Chief Constable and Officers of Nottinghamshire Constabulary Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Minster Veterinary Centre Limited

Parking facilities For liaison, advice and organisation of the Open Dog Show Help with the Bacon Carcase Competition Medical Coverage Health & Safety advice throughout the year For their help and support Access and parking facilities Ringside Club & Members’ Enclosure For their help with the Vintage Tractor Show & County Show Display Loan of vehicle First Aid Cover Car park, Ticket Sales and Runners For Show and traffic arrangements throughout the year Show Traffic arrangements and other essential help For help and support Show Veterinary Surgeons

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Save the date! Saturday May 11th and Sunday May 12th, 2013

Closing dates for entries for the 130th Nottinghamshire County Show 12th April 2013 Beef Cattle Flowers & Floral Art Sheep Pigs Light Horses Heavy Horses 25th April 2013 Dairy Cattle Goats Poultry 3rd May 2013 Show jumping The above schedules and entry forms are available from The Competitions and Entries Officer at the address below or by email from entries@newarkshowground.com

Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society Newark Showground Lincoln Road Newark-on-Trent Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY Tel: 01636 705796 Fax: 01636 675151 Web:www.newarkshowground.com

DESIGN: JOHN BERBUTO 01883 740575 • SHOW IMAGES COURTESY OF MIKE PALIN © NEWARK & NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY 2012

THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY SHOW 2013

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