Farmer/Diversification Consultants from East Hoathly, Lewes
"We are very keen to be involved with this new initiative called' The Sustainable Futures Award' as all industries in future will have to be aware and account for their green credentials."
Landscape and outside works contractor, and Club Leader at Hailsham Young Farmers Club
"Hi, I’m Rob Field, one of the sustainable futures award judges.
I’m a landscaper and outside works contractor and I also help my wife, Anna, with her business selling garden irrigation online. I’m the club leader at Hailsham Young Farmers Club where both my daughters are members.
I love the countryside and like to walk with Anna, we try and do our 10,000 steps most days. I like to design and build things in my workshop. Currently I’m building a jubilee beacon for Herstmonceux made from an up-cycled lamppost and old copper fire hood.
I put myself forward to judge the sustainable futures award because it interests me. It’s a new award and I’m hoping to learn from the traders who have entered."
I am a Bench joiner, and BA Designer Maker degree student at Brighton university degree Centre Hastings, my work and practice focusing on sustainable design, and the use of recycled, reclaimed, found and foraged materials. The subject of sustainability has huge impact on me as a personally, but also, on my professional practice and my creative work.
I volunteered to judge the sustainable futures award because my personal interest in sustainability, and my studies into the issues of waste and material by-products. I hope that the traders who have entered can expand my knowledge of sustainable business practices.