Events & News News Chamber News ELBA 2019: Sponsors come on board L J Fairburn and Son and Wilkin Chapman LLP have both joined as sponsors of the 2019 East Lindsey Business Awards. Fairburn’s have joined as sponsor of the Best New Product or Innovation Award. The Award is a celebration of engineering, manufacturing, technology, digital and creative industries and will be given to the most innovative product created in East Lindsey within the past 24 months Fairburn’s started farming in Alford in 1951 with just 150 chickens which Grandfather, Leslie James Fairburn bought for £150. Now one of the largest independent egg producers and packers in the UK the business has changed, but the family values haven't. The business is now in the third generation of the family and Daniel Fairburn with the support of wife Sarah Louise and sisters, Caroline and Sarah, are all part of the expansive team of more than 250 employees. The business now has 80 units across 17 farms, 5 million laying and rearing hens, mills over 80 000 tonnes of feed each year and has an expanding fleet of 16 lorries to distribute feed, collect eggs and deliver finished products into their 7 retail partners. Fairburn's work with leading UK supermarkets and now produce and pack over 17 million eggs a week. With all Directors having young families, sustainability of L J Fairburn & Son Limited, as well as the British egg industry, is the number one focus for the Fairburn family. Speaking about the decision to sponsor the Award, Sarah Louise said: “As a business that strives to innovate and improve our functioning and products, we continuously look for opportunities to celebrate and assist in the innovations of others." The Best New Business Award will the aptitude, business acumen, ambition and drive it takes to build a successful new business and is being sponsored by Wilkin Chapman LLP. Wilkin Chapman solicitors is the largest law firm in the Lincolnshire, East and South Yorkshire regions with an unrivalled breadth and depth of expertise and experience. The company have 45 partners and over 450 members of staff located across a network offices in Grimsby, Beverley, Lincoln. Louth, Alford, Horncastle and Doncaster providing a wide range of legal and business services to meet the needs of their private and business clients. Clair Parker Partner at the firm, Clair Parker, said: “The East Lindsey Business Awards are an excellent platform from which to celebrate the success of businesses and individuals and raise our profile within the region. We have a strong track record of developing successful relationships with key people in local, regional and national businesses. “We have extensive experience and business knowledge of helping businesses of all sizes providing support at all stages of their development from start-up, through to expansions, employee relations and succession planning, where appropriate, which is why we are proud to be sponsoring the new business award.” There are still further sponsorship packages available too, businesses wishing to get involved can click here, email [email protected] or call 01522 523333.