Henry Brooks announced as 2018 Royal Cheshire County Show president


The Cheshire Agricultural Society has announced today that it is welcoming Henry Brooks, managing director of the Tatton Group, as its president for 2018.

Following in the footsteps of the Princess Royal and Countess of Wessex, Henry Brooks has been revealed as the society’s president for the county show’s 180th anniversary year.

Henry said: “It is a great honour to be this year’s president of the Cheshire Agricultural Society, an organisation that has never had a greater responsibility to safeguard the future, not only of the exceptional Royal Cheshire County Show, but also the future of the rural economy and community.”

He added: “Cheshire is an amazing place for so many reasons, all of which have our people at their heart, and it is wonderful to see the huge variety of support the show enjoys at this important juncture.”

At Tatton Group, Henry Brooks has been responsible for the identification and delivery of a wide range of projects.

These include regeneration, such as the new Hayhurst Arms in Bostock Green; Tatton Studios, specialising in creative coworking space and TV and Film locations; development, such as 200 new homes in Knutsford; Tatton Events delivering weddings and corporate functions; community work, building on the estate’s support of a range of organisations – including Knutsford Heritage Centre and Knutsford Football Club; plus new diversified activities – such as minerals, water, and energy – including Tatton Tech.

Tony Garnett, chairman of the Cheshire Agricultural Society, commented: “It is a great pleasure to have Henry as president of the 2018 show and we hope that many of our visitors have the opportunity to meet with him on show days.

“We are extremely grateful for Henry’s support for the 2018 show and for the future.”

With the countdown officially on to an action-packed couple of days celebrating all that is great about the Cheshire countryside, the 2018 show will see thousands of animals – including livestock, horses and dogs in competition.

The ever-popular range of attractions will include over 700 bustling trade stands, the iconic Tabley Eye and the return of the notorious Bolddog Lings.