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toolstation_logoSponsors of Main Ring – Toolstation  For the 11th year running, Toolstation are delighted to be sponsoring the main ring at the Melplash Show. Commercial Development Director, Neil Carroll, says “The Melplash Show is a great family day out, whatever the weather, it is a pleasure to be involved and supporting the local agricultural community.” Toolstation is one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies to the trade, home improvers and self-builders. With over 11,000 everyday trade essentials, including electrical, plumbing, screws, fixings, adhesives and sealants, all at low prices. Available online, at over 200 branches across the UK, through a dedicated UK call centre or a mobile website. Visit where you can check stock in your local branch and Click & Collect 1 hour later or order online and get free next business day delivery when you spend over £10.

The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation – we are extremely grateful to the Foundation for their financial support towards our Bursary Scheme and Discover Farming project.


Bradfords Building Supplies

Bradfords Building Supplies has been trading since 1770 and is one of the largest independent Builders Merchants in the UK. There are currently 49 branches throughout the South West, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Bradfords has a wide range of great quality products at competitive prices. Over the years, we have developed extensive knowledge and can provide support across many specialised areas such as: roofing, drainage, timber, doors and windows, bricks, ironmongery, kitchens and bathrooms.

Porter Dodson

Sometimes you get service and understanding from a law firm – and its people – that stand out from the rest. We aim to demonstrate how uncomplicated even the most challenging legal matter can be, if made with the correct approach. We are solicitors who listen, take time to identify what you want and how we can help you achieve it. We then give clear, expert legal advice on your options while being positive in recommending the right solution for you.

GF Eyre Charitable Trust – we are extremely grateful to the Trust for their financial support towards our Discover Farming project.


The Redlynch Charitable Trust

Cremfields Limited

Cremfields Limited is dedicated to supporting the cheese industry by providing the best and most innovative solutions, whilst not forgetting that the solution must be the most appropriate to your process.   We have tended to specialise in the packaging of hard and semi-hard cheese for maturation. However we offer complete cheese making solutions from milk reception to cold storage. We also deliver cheese cutting, slicing and shredding equipment.  In addition we represent Scherjon Dairy Equipment Holland for smaller scale semi hard cheese lines, and Etscheid Anlagen GmbH for small cheese vats and batch pasteurisers.

Gavin Dixon Finance Solutions Ltd

Gavin Dixon Finance Solutions Ltd began trading on the 13th May 2013 and will support small, medium and large size business in finding the right finance solution to meet their individual requirement.  Gavin Dixon Finance Solutions will help you develop the right financial strategy to ensure the best management of your assets. Gavin Dixon has over 12 years’ experience in the business to business finance market. He has been an employee of two of the largest finance companies in the UK and has gained a wealth of experience in the business to business asset finance market place.

phhardwillPH Hardwill Limited

Steel Stockholders, Steel Fabricators, Building Contractors.  Steel framed buildings designed and erected for agricultural and industrial requirements.

Creative Solutions

At Creative Solutions their mission is simple: to help you put on a bigger, better and brighter show. Their specialist team have professional expertise in printing, signage, exhibitions and design.  Their business is about helping your brand shine, attracting new customers and delighting existing ones.  Based in Axminster, Devon but covering all of the UK.

cg-fry_builders_logoCG Fry & Son Limited

The vision at CG Fry & Son is to provide a quality service to their customers across a range of services. Whether it is a domestic or commercial construction contract, they know it is essential that their service and products meet or exceed expectations. The company’s ethos has always been the same: to combine traditional craftsmanship and harmonious design with the best of contemporary building techniques.

AG Main Logo CMYKAlbert Goodman, Yeovil 

Chartered Accountants with eight offices in Weymouth, Yeovil, Taunton, Weston, Sedgemoor, Chard, Burnham-on-Sea and Wedmore. They deliver top quality accounting, tax and business advice on the full range of financial, commercial and other matters that our clients face.  The Melplash Agricultural Society are extremely grateful to Albert Goodman for the work they carry out for us as the Society examiners.

Symonds & Sampson

Symonds & Sampson LLP is a long-established firm of estate agents, auctioneers and property surveyors serving Hampshire, Wiltshire, Symonds and SampsonDorset, Somerset and Devon from 11 regional offices – Axminster, Beaminster, Blandford, Bridport, Dorchester, Frome Market, Poundbury, Salisbury, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne and Yeovil – together with The London Office.  Services include the sale of houses, cottages, farms, land, equestrian property, smallholdings, leisure and commercial property; residential lettings and property management; property auctions; building surveys and general valuations; machinery and livestock auctions; sale and lease of quotas; farm finance; estate management; planning and professional advice.  Symonds & Sampson are Joint Auctioneers at Frome Market

Kitson & Trotman Solicitors, Bridport

Kitson and Trotman SolicitorsKitson & Trotman Solicitors provide legal advice and services to business and private clients throughout the South West, nationally and internationally. Our offices are in Bridport, Beaminster and Lyme Regis – Dorset.

Mole Valley Farmers 

MVFMole Valley Farmers was started in 1960 by a small group of farmers around South Molton who were concerned by the discriminatory practices and the large margins being taken by many of their input suppliers. From the outset it was decided to treat all members equally, subject only to quantity allowance and that the Company would operate on the minimum margin to allow continuity and growth.

Palmers Brewery, Bridport

The original Old Brewery at Bridport in West Dorset is where Palmers work to traditional methods with the finest ingredients. Methods and ingredients that have built their reputation over 200 years. Today, they skilfully blend these best brewing rules with scientific systems, to create five quality ales for the 21st century.

Nantes Solicitors

Nantes_logo_White-300x87Nantes Solicitors is your local Dorset law firm offering a full range of legal services for both private and business clients. With offices in Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth, they undertake work for clients throughout Dorset and beyond.

untitledDorset County Council

We are extremely grateful to Dorset County Council for their support towards our Discover Farming project.  In 2015 they very kindly donated a classroom to the Society which is now located at Washingpoolpool Farm just outside Bridport and will become an Educational Centre.


  • Lord & Lady Wynford
  • Bridport Town Council (Grant)
  • The Hon. Mrs Annie Crutchley
  • Mr & Mrs Henry and Rebecca Knox
  • Mr & Mrs Marcus and Jean Beresford
  • Mr & Mrs Howard Coates
  • Dr & Mrs Elwes
  • Mr & Mrs Ralph Newman
  • Mr Robert Froy

Jurassic Fun Centre at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park

Have a fun day for all the family at the Jurassic Fun Centre (JFC), situated at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, in the heart of the world famous Jurassic Coast. Whether it’s a relaxing dip in the pool or, for the kids, a good time in our fun pool area; enjoying a homemade burger whilst looking out over the Jurassic coast; or striking out on a full sized American 10-pin bowling lane; there’s always fun for everyone at the Jurassic Fun Centre.

BBS YELLOW LOGOBridport Building Supplies

Bridport Building Supplies is a locally owned Independent Timber and Builders Merchants, that commenced trading from its premises in Bridport in January 2012.   Thy stock a full range of timber and building materials that will suit the needs from a small DIY project, to a new house build.

Top Gear (Bridport) Limited

Founded in 1984 as a small car accessory shop in Bridport, Dorset – and later becoming an early ecommerce adopter – has grown to become one of the biggest and most well-known online automotive retailers selling an even wider range aftermarket parts, including Performance Stainless Steel Exhausts and ECU Remapping services.  The company now employs nearly 40 members of staff and is situated in purpose built premises in Bridport, offering local residents and businesses a fully featured Bosch Service Centre – providing Tyres, Servicing and MOTs at competitive prices, as well as performance and economy tuning and parts.  Topgear Bridport is the head office and main distribution centre for both Longlife Stainless Steel Exhausts and Powerflow Exhausts – two of the UK’s leading custom build exhaust franchises, supporting over 100 dealers both nationally and internationally. To complement the exhaust franchises, Topgear also has its own ECU Remapping division; Topgear Tuning.

Perrott Hill

Perrott Hill is a coeducational day and boarding school for about 220 children aged 3-13 situated on a stunningly beautiful site close to the Somerset-Dorset border. The school has been variously described conversationally as ‘a hidden gem’ and ‘a well-kept secret’ and there is undoubtedly something very special indeed about it, captured by the phrase ‘time and space for a full education’ which is at the heart of all that we do.

Daley Home Care

Whatever your needs, our superbly trained carers will ensure the dignity and respect you deserve as we assist you to remain independent in your own home.  From a simple check call to full palliative care we provide the very best service every day of the year, at the time and frequency that suits you.  We offer a complete range of services from personal care to cleaning, cooking and shopping.

Moore Scarrott

Taunton based Moore Scarrott Chartered Accountants deliver proactive accountancy, taxation, legal and business development services to farming and rural based businesses throughout the south west.

DDLogoHighResDelamere Dairy

Delamere Dairy is a company based in Cheshire, which specialises in producing high quality, scrumptious dairy products including delicious Goats’, Cows’ and Soya products – cheeses, milk, yoghurt and butter.

bluemasterToplife Formula

Toplife make a range of delicious and natural pet milks, food and treats for Dogs, Puppies, Cats and Kittens. The range began with their yummy goats’ milk treat for dogs and was the brainchild of Roger Sutton, one of the founder’s of Delamere Dairy.


Furleigh_Estate_logo-287x300Furleigh Estate

Furleigh Estate is 85 acres of vineyard, lakes and grazing land surrounded by woodland. Four years of careful planning and investment has transformed the former dairy farm into a modern and productive vineyard and winery.  Average annual production is around 50,000 bottles of sparkling wine and 15,000 bottles of still wine. The sparkling wines are made from the traditional Champagne grapes, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and have won numerous international gold medals and trophies.

West Dorset Leisure Holidays, Bridport

2010WDLH_LOGOBlueWest Dorset Leisure Holidays is one of the leading Holiday Park companies in Dorset.  They have five Holiday Parks all within West Dorset either on or near the Coastline.  All of the parks are dog friendly and have access to Highlands End leisure facilities which includes and indoor pool, sauna and gym, pitch and putt, Bar and Restaurant.  The Highlands End site houses the families magnificent display of fire engines, probably one of the largest private displays of Fire Service Memorabilia in the Country.  The collection includes Cap Badges, Helmets, Models, Pictures and Fire Service Equipment – it even includes a 1936 Leyland Fire Engine and a 1902 Merryweather Steam Fire Engine they can both be viewed from the bar which can be easily seen.

Old Mill Group

Old Mill are accountants and financial planners in the heart of the West Country. With offices in Wells, Yeovil, Melksham and Exeter they work with you, your family and your business. With over 280 staff, they specialise in agriculture and rural businesses, charities, food and drink and many more. An initial consultation is always free and with no obligation

Powerstock Cider Festival

apples_headerThe first ever Festival was held at Powerstock Hut in November 2001. This was in response to a call to arms when the village hall had just been rebuilt and was totally bereft of funds.  Over the course of the years the event has raised over £40,000 the annual proceeds are now divided between the Hut, the Air Ambulance and many other smaller charities.  The festival was moved to the spring in 2004 and now has a permanent fixture on the last Saturday of April every year. Go on – give it a try, you know you want to!!

VIP Marquees

VIP Marquees, Exeter

VIP Marquees have a comprehensive range of traditional and modern marquees allowing you to choose the right style and size for your event and budget.  They are happy to supply all the accessories from flooring to furniture, lighting to heating.  VIP are proud to supply Marquees for the annual Melplash Show.

Battens Solicitors, Yeovil

With offices in Yeovil, Sherborne, Dorchester and Weymouth, Battens are one of the largest law firms in the South West.

A J Wakely & Sons

logoThe Wakely family have been providing personal, caring and sensitive help to the bereaved for four generations. Since the company started in rural West Dorset more than 90 years ago it has successfully grown to be the well respected family business that exists today. Because of their strong presence in the local community and their policy of providing the right advice, assistance and expertise with sensitivity and dignity, the Wakely family has built up a reputation as a leading independent funeral director.


Childhay Farming Limited

Mr & Mrs DJH Parry, Higher Wraxall Farm

Mr & Mrs Alan Peck

Mr Edward Burt

Mr and Mrs John Bright, Halstock 

Mr Tim Clarke

Mr & Mrs Victor Crutchley

Mr & Mrs Matthew Taylor

Mr Richard Strang

Mrs Elizabeth Gale


Handelsbanken is a full-service bank with a decentralised way of working, a strong local presence due to a nationwide network of over 200 branches and a long-term approach to customer relations

Carter Jonas LLP

Carter Jonas is a national property consultancy business. We are renowned for the quality of our service and expertise of our people. We help our clients sell, let, manage and add value to their properties, whether they be residential homes, farms and estates, development land, offices, industrial or retail buildings.

M W Burrough & Co, Chartered Accountants

Self Assessment, Tax Returns, Accounts, Auditing, Payroll, Sage & Quick Book Specialists – based in Bridport

KW Alternative Feeds

KW Feeds lead the development of alternative feeding in the UK, making it the natural choice on high performance livestock farms.  Today, the choice of alternative feeds is greater than ever and KW offer the widest possible range of dry, moist, liquid, blended and compounded feeds alongside more traditional straights, minerals, vitamins, protected fats, secure covers and silage additives.  Alternative feeding is important with farmers looking to reduce costs, raise yields or productivity, and improve herd health to meet the challenges of the future.

West Dorset Vintage Tractor & Stationary Engine Club Ltd

A small club of about 350 members, which meet once a month to socialize, share experiences and arrange club activities.  As a club they hold their own yearly rally and as a result of some very successful rallies in the recent years, the club has been able to donate over £62,500 to local charity and community Projects.  Their 2016 rally will be held on the weekend of the 11th and 12th June at the Melplash Show ground.

Stockwood Lettings & Property Management

topsmall-logo-335x90Stockwood Lettings is an Independent Letting Agency.  They work closely with their landlords and tenants alike and make it their priority to match the right person to the right house.  Stockwood Lettings represents properties which range from smaller flats and annexes, to large family Homes, Farmhouses and Equestrian holdings.  Whether Town or Country they have a healthy selection of properties, to suit all requirements.

Kennedys Estate Agents

Kennedys Estate Agents in Bridport is a long-established, busy independent estate agency specialising in property for sale in West Dorset. We are a long-term team with excellent local knowledge of the area and an emphasis on personal service. We aim to ensure that moving is a pleasant rather than stressful experience and we are on hand for advice and guidance through the whole process of buying or selling.

lgLaurence Gould Partnership Ltd

Laurence Gould have been providing strategic, financial and technical advice to farmers, landowners and associated businesses since the 1960’s.  We work with farm businesses to help increase profitability and opportunities.  Our services include: Farm Management Advice, Farm & Estate Appraisals, Contract Farming Agreements, Farm & Business Diversification, Advice on Basic Payment Scheme  South West Office –   Tel: 01458 241901    Email:

CB Reid Business Support, Poundbury

One stop shop for all finance related business support and advice including credit control, business start ups, payroll, financial management advice and bookkeeping.

SJ Normans & Sons, Bridport

logosjSupplying top quality fresh meat and produce locally and through the West Country.  SJ Norman and Sons are the abattoir and butchers in Bridport Dorset. With over 100 years experience in slaughtering and producing the finest quality meats available in the area. They work from field to table.

Cornish Mutual

Cornish_Mutual_CMYKYour_South_West_InsurerCornish Mutual has been insuring people, farms and businesses in the South West for over 100 years.  As the first mutual insurer in the UK to have Chartered Status we are committed to offering our Members high standards of professionalism and customer service.  For more information visit: or call 0845 900 1288.

Toller Trailers, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester

logoRob and T Masters came to Toller Porcorum in 1972. In 1980 they established the trailer business doing second hand trailers and agricultural machinery.  In 1985 they took over as Ifor Williams distributors in place of Tim Burgess. Since then the business has expanded to take over a lot of the redundant farm buildings allowing them to supply a wide range of specialised trailers from different suppliers to suit all customers needs.  Toller Trailers very kindly supply the horse ambulance for our show.

13001220_1430906696935386_2925986802367891285_nGirling & Bowditch Veterinary Surgeons

Girling and Bowditch Vets are a family owned Veterinary Practice providing a friendly, caring, high quality Vet service to pet owners, farmers and small holders in the area of Beaminster, Crewkerne and Maiden Newton near Dorchester

The Melplash Agricultural Society gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance and support of the following donors:

Russell’s Mobile Catering, Southampton

Bricky Farm One Day Event, near Dorchester

Mr Brian Dodd

Mr Andrew Bailey

Miss Anne Robertson

Mrs Verity Bengough

Mr John Cookson

Mr & Mrs J Senior

Mr Peter Yeates

Mr D Winship, Moores Biscuits

Mrs Sara Gay

Mrs Charlotte Bradley

Mr RT Yeates

Mssrs RJ Maltby, Kingston Russell Farm, Dorchester

Mr & Mrs Bernard Newman

Mr & Mrs John Fairbairn

Dr A J Taylor

Mrs Jane Moss

Batten Jewellers, Bridport

Fowler Tool Hire and Sales Limited

Mrs Elinor Frost

Commander & Mrs R Carpendale

Pearce Seeds

Mrs E Bryan

Mr N H Best – Bread Classes

West Dorset Beekeepers Association

West Dorset Flower Club

Messrs C W Groves & Son

Washingpool Farm Shop

Mr & Mrs J Copas, Bourne End, Bucks

Mr CWW Dupont

Mr Michael Horniman

Mr & Mrs Alan and Richenda Stocks

Mrs Gill Pudenz

Mr & Mrs William and Anita Moores

Francis Bugler Limited


Kitson and Trotman SolicitorsPrincipal Sponsor – Kitson & Trotman Solicitors

Kitson & Trotman Solicitors provide legal advice and services to business and private clients throughout the South West, nationally and internationally. Our offices are in Bridport, Beaminster and Lyme Regis – Dorset.


  • Tim Russ Photography, Bridport

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