Between 9th and 26th October, the Rural Business Awards team has travelled across the country, over 1,200 miles in fact, stopping off at each of our six regions to throw a huge celebration of everything rural! In countryside venues near Bolton, Nottingham, Abergele, Bath, Dorking and Ipswich, we have hosted nearly 1,000 people, meeting some of the best rural businesses in Britain and hearing lots of inspiring stories along the way.

We can now reveal who was lucky enough to win one of our very special trophies, just click on a region below to find out.

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Pinstone: A meaningful career – in the countryside?

The ‘brain drain’ from the countryside has been gathering pace for decades – but it’s a needless hangover from the pre-digital era, says Catherine Linch of rurally based PR and communications business Pinstone.

Laying out the gauntlet to businesses, she urges employers to work harder to develop and nurture rurally based talent, to offer not only jobs in the countryside, but meaningful careers.

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