I am so thrilled to have been recognised by the prestigious Rural Business Awards, winning the Best Rural Business Start Up category. There were so many amazing businesses also up for the award from throughout the region – I am over the moon that our dedication and hard work has been rewarded.
For anyone that doesn’t know what the Rural Business Awards are, they began in 2014 and aim to give recognition to businesses operating right across the rural sector. They acknowledge the breadth of opportunity presented by the countryside and celebrate achievements in all industries from food producers to engineers to professional services. It is wonderful that they recognise the intimate relationship with the countryside that my work has.
There are thirteen award categories which are decided by an independent judging panel and include the rural business sector, official agencies and rural charitable organisations. The aim is to become the most respected awards in the UK for rural businesses and to create a strong network and community of rural business owners.
I am really honoured and humbled to have won my category, it means so much to me and the whole team who all work so hard. Being a rural business in many ways defines our story and our journey to this point. It was so much fun celebrating with the other businesses at the awards ceremony.
It was an incredible night and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey so far! The countdown is on for the national finals in February now!