BEST RURAL CLOTHING OR ACCESSORY BUSINESS

This award celebrates businesses that have emerged in support of traditional country pursuits or who use a rural base to produce or manufacture goods or materials that are sold to a wider urban as well as rural customer base. We aim to recognise those who demonstrate an innovative product or business by addressing an identified need in the marketplace. Tell us your story and how you came to develop your business, outline the process you undertook for developing the product or brand.

The winning business will have created the foundations for continued operation and will address our overarching ethos by demonstrating a business and / or a people focus, as well as growth and commitment to the rural sector through:

• A well articulated business strategy
• Strong business and financial results
• Demonstration of the achievement of the aims and objectives
• A platform for continued commercial success
• An Innovative or entrepreneurial approach to business
• A clear understanding of the market and customers to whom the business is selling
• Uniqueness in offering – what sets the business apart from the competition
• Customer and staff engagement • Effective leadership, operation and management
• An ethical approach to business

The entry criteria provided act as a guide only. If you are unsure what to include or how to present it, please contact the RBA office.

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“We’re proud to support the Rural Business Awards. We welcome the opportunity to celebrate success and innovation with the countryside business community.”

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Le Chameau

Derriere Equestrian Ltd

BEST RURAL CLOTHING OR ACCESSORIES BUSINESS FINALIST 2017

Derriere Equestrian® The Equestrian Underwear Experts. Innovative, scientifically designed, research and performance tested Equestrian Riding Underwear. The first in the world to have designed the Equestrian Padded Support System, ultimate comfort and support to create the perfect seat. 

APT Fabrics Ltd

BEST RURAL CLOTHING OR ACCESSORIES BUSINESS FINALIST 2017

APT Fabrics manufacture high performance, breathable laminated fabrics. Our performance fabrics are currently used in the production of all wet weather gear for Police forces in the UK. Our Aclimatise clothing brand, which is manufactured in the United Kingdom, is a technically advanced range of outdoor thermoregulating waterproof clothing.

Butler Stewart Clothing

BEST RURAL CLOTHING OR ACCESSORIES BUSINESS FINALIST 2017

Exclusive clothing brand specialising in tailoring and tweed, creating understated British elegance for men and ladies. Timeless, luxurious styles designed by founder Anna Butler using the finest British fabric. Ready to wear collections and our popular made to order service available through our website, shows and home/office visits.

Emma Brown Tweed

BEST RURAL CLOTHING OR ACCESSORIES BUSINESS FINALIST 2017

Here at Emma Brown Tweed our mission is about everything rural and we celebrate this within our design and creating. We design & produce beautiful country clothing with a traditional twist and create bespoke linings to compliment our designs. 

Loopy Ewes

BEST RURAL CLOTHING OR ACCESSORIES BUSINESS FINALIST 2017

Under the brand Loopy Ewes, Shepherdess/Designer/Maker Katie Allen produces a range of artisan accessories for the home. Her limited-edition collection of handwoven blankets, knitted accessories and sheepskin rugs is made using the wool from her flock of rare breed British sheep, that conservation graze in The Cotswolds. Across her collection she combines vibrant colour with beautiful textural qualities, to design and make handmade products rich with provenance. Her woollen accessories bring aesthetic pleasure and a sense of warmth and cosiness into the home, with each piece intricately connected to our working countryside and great, British wool.

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HALL OF FAME

The Wool Room

The Wool Room

WINNER: BEST RURAL CLOTHING OR ACCESSORIES BUSINESS 2016

The Wool Room sells luxury wool bedding made from the finest British wool, which is scientifically proven to improve sleep quality.

British Alpaca Fashion Company

British Alpaca Fashion Company

WINNER: BEST RURAL APPAREL, PRODUCT OR BRAND 2015

 

 

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