RURAL BUSINESS AWARDS
The Rural Business Awards were established in late 2014 by Jemma Clifford and Anna Price – two business owners who work in rural Leicestershire. The first Awards were presented in October 2015 and the RBAs are now entering their 4th year.
This year, the RBAs have gone regional and we will be running events in the North, East, Midlands, South East, South West and Wales. Our regional winners will be announced at six ceremonies around the country throughout October 2018.
Each of the category winners will then be entered into our National Final with the opportunity to be crowned National Category Winner – the best of the best in each category. The National Final will happen at a ceremony in late February 2019.
The aim of the awards has not changed over the years and we aim to give recognition to businesses operating right across the Rural sector, to acknowledge the breadth and depth of opportunity presented by the Great British countryside, as well as to celebrate the achievements of our rural businesses, from engineering through to artisan food producers and professional services organisations.
The thirteen award categories are decided by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, official agencies and rural charitable organisations. The Rural Business Awards are quickly becoming the UK’s most prestigious and respected awards for rural businesses and are developing a strong network and community of rural business owners.