Among the most valued supporters of the Whitacres & Shustoke Horticultural Society’s Annual Show are our Vice Presidents whose enthusiastic commitment is vital and whose subscriptions are an essential and reliable source of income. Appreciation for their support is shown in the benefits they enjoy.

President: Mr David Partington
Mrs Ann Haywood
Mr Alan Haywood
Mr Phil Page
Mrs Margaret Pearman
Ms Mel Smith
Mrs Christine Maclaren
Mr Simon Calder
Mr Terry Waters
Ms Cheryl Dilley
Mrs Gillian Bridges
Mr D Ingram
Mr Richard Calder
Mrs Lorrine Calder
Mr Geoff Aston
Ms Penny Lines
Mr John Pendleton
Mr Brian Moss
Mr Ian Rix
Mrs Gill Rix
Mr Frank Fletcher
Mr and Mrs Allport
Mr Keith Leigh
Mr and Mrs Partington
Mr Peter Barlow
Ms Debra Starkey
Ms Sarah Harding
Mr Peter Robson
Dr Rosemary Edge
Mr Robert Day
Mr and Mrs Gerald Ingram
Mr Richard Prosser
Mr Tony Rumble
Mrs Sue Russell
Mrs Jemma James
Mrs Jacqui Hands
Mr Tony and Mrs Ann Henry
Mr Ben and Ms Gemma Henry
Mr Gary Cashmore
Mr Keith Richard Woodward
Mr Craig Tracey
Mr Matt Symonds
Mr Robert Taylor        


The often unsung heroes of our show are the multitude of individuals and companies who are keen to give us support through sponsorship. We would very much like to thank our sponsors, without whose support the show would struggle to maintain its high standards.

Sponsors 2017

Atherstone Accident 
Repair Centre Ltd
8 Carylon Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 1LQ
Contact: Mr R Taylor
Sponsor: Vintage Vehicles

Blythe Electrical
Whitacre Heath, Coleshill
01675 464009
Contact: Mr Jonathan Smith
Sponsor: Site Electrics

Sponsor: Novelty Dog Show

Deckerdence Bus Bar 
& Unique Mobile Venue
01675 463555
Contact: Mr Mark Clark
Sponsor: Deckerdence Bus Bar

Dennis R Walker Insurances
Lake House, 7 Parkfield Road,
Coleshill B46 3LD
Contact: Mrs Alison Calder
Sponsor: Agriculture

Hipsley Farm Cottages
Hipsley Lane, Hurley,
Warwickshire CV9 2HR
Contact: Mrs Ann Prosser
Sponsor: Horticulture

Kudos Manufacturting Ltd
Halloughton Grange Lane,
Nether Whitacre, 
Warwickshire B46 2HP
Contact: Mr David Wilson
Sponsor: Horticulture

MPM Insurance Services Ltd
Coleshill House, 1 Station Road,
Coleshill, Birmingham B46 1HT
Contact: Ms Janette Griffin
Sponsor: Agriculture

Niche Creative
Contact: Miss Alison Atkins
Sponsor: Horticultural schedule, programme & website design

Planters Garden Centre
Trinity Road, Freasley
Tamworth B78 2EY
Contact: Mr Gerald Ingram
Sponsor: Horticulture

Milner Landscapes & Construction
Contact: Mr Mark Milner
Sponsor: Garden Competition 

Robert Butler & Associates
2 Lady Bank, The Holloway
Tamworth B79 7NB
Contact: Mr Robert Butler
Sponsor: Horticulture

Stratford Garden Centre
Campden Road, Clifford Chambers
Stratford upon Avon, 
Warwickshire CV37 8LW
Contact: Mrs Helen Lloyd
Sponsor: Printing of 
Horticultural Schedule

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd
Hams Hall Depot, Faraday Avenue
Coleshill, Birmingham B46 1 AL 
Contact: Mrs Julie Warner
Sponsor: Main Sponsor

Wagstaff Tippers
01675 481541
Contact: Mrs Jak Malkin
Sponsor: Agriculture

Waters & Co
81 High Street
B46 3AG
Contact: Mrs T Waters
Sponsor: Horse Section

Lord Henry Plumb
The Dairy Farm, Arnold’s Lane
Maxstoke B46 2QJ
Sponsor: Agriculture


The invaluable support given to this show by our Sponsors and Vice Presidents has already been acknowledged but we would like to extend our grateful thanks to the many other individuals and companies whose commitment, kindness and generosity have been vital to the organisation of this, the 68th Annual Show. Please forgive us if we have inadvertently missed anyone from this list.

Our special thanks to:

  • Sir William and Lady Dugdale and The Merevale & Blyth Estate
  • Lord Henry Plumb for continued patronage
  • Dr Rosemary Edge – patronage
  • Mr Stuart White – for our use of Blyth Park and loan of barriers
  • Mr Mark Clark and The Merevale & Blyth Estates – use of the field for car parking
  • Mr Chris Wathes – storage of equipment and loan of straw bales
  • Mr Conrad Ward – hedge cutting and mowing of the show ground
  • Mr Gary Stibbs – sourcing of skips
  • Jonathan Smith – electrical installation
  • All the gate marshalling volunteers
  • Mr Keith Woodward & The Tidings Magazine – inclusion and distribution of material
  • Mr Tom Beatty – storage of equipment
  • Scouts – 237 1st Castle Bromwich Scouts – car park marshalling
  • Sainsbury’s Hams Hall – Mr Paul Woods, Mrs Julie Warner, Mrs Caroline Symonds, Mr Rob Matthews and all the staff volunteers – for their organisation , set up, break down and on show day
  • Mr Charles Cooper – loan of equipment
  • Warwickshire Police – logistical support
  • Mrs Lisa Doody and Mrs Deakin – organisation  & running of the novelty dog show
  • Mrs Alison Atkin of Niche Creations – design and artwork of show information
  • Mr Tim Langford and Mr Ashley Rogers – design and printing of the show programme
  • Mr Trevor Dyer and Mrs Carol Dockeray – help in the vintage section
  • Mrs Teresa Chalmers – hospitality host
  • Mrs Margaret Fidoe and Mrs Jean Robinson – hospitality catering
  • Mrs Penny Johnson – flower arrangements

The committee would like to place on record its appreciation of the generous support given to the show by Sainsbury’s Distribution, Ham’s Hall Depot.