FUW proud to sponsor Fferm Ffactor winners’ insurance

SPONSORS: FUW president Glyn Roberts (right) and deputy president Brian Thomas congratulate the winning Fferm Ffactor team at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair

SPONSORS: FUW president Glyn Roberts (right) and deputy president Brian Thomas congratulate the winning Fferm Ffactor team at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair

FUW Insurance Service is proudly sponsoring a year’s free insurance for the brand new 2015 Isuzu pick-up worth over £20,000 won by a team of former contestants of S4C’s Fferm Ffactor series. The team – Bala farmer Rhodri Jones, Tywyn farm manager Rhys Williams and Llandysul producer Heilin Thomas – included two former semi-finalists. FUW Insurance Services managing director Mark Roberts said: “We’re pleased to be associated with Fferm Ffactor and the team’s fantastic achievement. Sponsoring the insurance on the new Isuzu is part of our determination to support young farmers across Wales. “Sponsoring the insurance on the new vehicle also gives us the chance to show that we can offer competitive insurance rates for all rural-based businesses. “FUW Insurance is supported by our field force of account executives and the management team, who work closely with farmers to make sure they have the cover needed to protect their businesses. “our staff understand the needs of the rural community and will be there when needed to give all our rural business customers a professional, locally-based service.” This year’s competition saw a change to the format of the programme as teams, rather than individuals, competed for the 2015 Fferm Ffactor title. Rhodri Jones, 37, who runs a beef and sheep farm in Llanuwchllyn, took part in the first series back in 2009. Rhys Williams, who manages a 700-acre beef and sheep farm at Tywyn, was a semifinalist in the 2013 series. “The farming industry plays a major part in the economy of Wales and the show is a great showcase for it,” said the 36-year-old. “It’s been great to be involved in the show again,” said Heilin Thomas, 28, who works on a family sheep, beef and dairy farm in Ceredigion. Three new judges have joined Fferm Ffactor: Brwydr y Ffermwyr this year and one of them is FUW’s marketing and membership manager Caryl Gruffydd Roberts, who was brought up on a farm in the Conwy Valley.

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