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Entries are now OPEN for the 2020/21 Rural Business Awards - the biggest celebration of rural business in the UK!
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Join us in February to
celebrate Rural Business
across the country at our
National Final.
Discover the results
Our regional results have all been announced!
Take a look at the inspirational rural businesses who have won awards across the UK.
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“The Rural Business Awards have been fantastic for our company. Not only were we lucky enough to win an award, the event itself was amazing. I attend lots of networking events, but nothing compared to the evening at this awards ceremony which was great fun and a celebration of rural businesses. We met some fantastic people and as it happened scheduled two separate meetings with people on our table a few weeks after the ceremony, both now potential clients for our company.
I commend all those at The Rural Business Awards for their efforts in supporting rural based businesses like ours.”
Harry O'Connor, Director of Voodoochilli Design

2018/19's Best Rural Creative or Media Based Business in the Midlands

“Part of the application process was to write a business plan. I didn’t win my category but I did end up with a useful set of achievable goals to grow my illustration business.”
Rachel Hudson, Rachel Hudson Illustration

Finalist in the 2018/19 South East Rural Business Awards, Best Rural Creative or Media Business

“It’s been such a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the awards and I have learnt a lot and really enjoyed the entire experience. It’s been a really valuable validation of our efforts as a business. Winning the award made the team feel just that little bit special interestingly in a way that me standing in front of them saying your amazing and fantastic never could!
The support I have experienced as a person who was very inexperienced with talking to the press and media has been invaluable and thank you once again Claire for saving that first ever interview and pointing out in a very kind way how to get my words out and deliver a coherent message.
I’m excited for the next step for my business and I have a sneaky suspicion I might need to pick the phone up to the RBA team again for a bit of support and it’s just lovely knowing that they will be there to give it.
Huge thank you to the RBA team.”
Stephanie Pybus, Director of Mini Explorers Nursery

2018/19's National Best Rural Education or Training Business

Why Attend a Regional Award Presentation?

Why Attend a Regional Award Presentation?

So, you’re a finalist for the Rural Business Awards, and are busy enjoying the buzz that comes with that. But what next? In October and November, we will be holding six regional award presentations, and we can’t wait! We are really looking forward to...

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Ward Hadaway Announces Support for Rural Business Awards

Ward Hadaway Announces Support for Rural Business Awards

The Rural Business Awards have announced that North of England based law firm, Ward Hadaway, will be joining Openreach as sponsors of the North region of the awards.  With firm roots in the countryside and its traditions, Ward Hadaway is one of the UK's Top 100 law...

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Big Changes Made to Regional Awards Events!

Big Changes Made to Regional Awards Events!

Here at The Rural Business Awards we try our very best to make our awards programme improve year on year. We always listen to feedback and where possible aim to make changes to bring our programme in line with what our entrants need and want from us. The awards exist...

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