We're now open for entries for our 2021/22 awards year.
Submit your rural business for a chance to win an RBA!
We've announced our amazing 2020/21 RBA national winners.
See which rural businesses have been named the best in the UK.
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Why Should You Enter The Rural Business Awards?
There are so many reasons to enter the Rural Business Awards, one of the biggest celebrations of rural business in the UK!
Taking part in the Rural Business Awards is a chance to celebrate everything you have achieved so far, and to build the tools for even greater success! It can have a real impact on your business.
If you lucky enough to win an award, you will receive regional and national recognition, strengthening the reputation of your business. Just being part of the RBAs enables you to access media and press opportunities, which will lead to new customers and better brand awareness. As a direct result of entering the RBAs, past finalists have given radio and TV interviews, and been featured in regional and national papers.
Additionally, the RBAs are an opportunity to network with other rural businesses and our sponsors, giving you the chance to share rural-specific challenges and best practices.
- =Be part of the UK's biggest and most respected celebration of rural businesses
- =Receive regional and/or national recognition
- =Boost the reputation of your business
- =Opportunities for social media content
- =Celebrate your business' successes
- =Recognise the hard work of your team or colleagues
- =Reach new customers
- =Access media & press opportunities
- =Celebrate everything you have achieved so far
- =Fantastic marketing tool
- =A great chance to reflect and evaluate your business
- =Networking opportunities - a chance to meet new contacts
Still wondering why you should enter the RBAs? Our co-founder, Jemma Clifford, highlights just a few brilliant reasons in this video!
Entries close on Friday 21st May 2021 – so don’t hang about, get that entry started today!
Compere of the RBA National Final
The success of the Rural Business Awards is a fantastic affirmation of what most of us who live and work in the Countryside have long known. Rural Business is the beating heart of Britain’s Landscape, from Agricultural Multi-nationals, family farms and small holders to table top initiatives that have gone on to become household names.
Creativity, community and a united ambition to make the countryside work in providing viable jobs and security is what these awards are all about.
The Sustainability and Environmental Impact Award
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At the RBAs we work hard to get our entrants, finalists and winners the recognition they deserve in the media and on television. We’re always proud when we see a company featured, here are a few.
Wild Fox Distillery is the brain child of Lancashire 4th generation dairy farmers, Rob & Lizzie Billington. They have so far crafted 5 premium Gins on their farm; each a celebration of the countryside, each unique, each filled with their own farm grown botanicals. Winning the Best Rural Drink Business in 2020/21 awards year lead to this interview on ITV News.
The Rural Business Group worked at the Castle Howard Countryfile Live as part of the O2 Rural Business Theatre. This was a wonderful platform to share the inspirational stories of rural business owners, to offer practical business advice, and to address important issues, from risk management to rural strategy.
Co-founder of the RBAs, Anna Price, featured with the team at Rural Maps on Countryfile.
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