This award celebrates businesses that have emerged from traditional country businesses and are generally land based. We aim to recognise those that demonstrate a compelling justification for diversification and who have established a strong position in their marketplace. The project may be a commercial operation or not-for-profit. The winning business will have created the foundations for continued operation and will address our overarching ethos by demonstrating a business or a people focus, growth and commitment to the rural sector through:
• A well articulated strategy.
• Job creation.
• Contribution to the rural and wider business economy.
• Service and Infrastructure development.
• The impact on communities or people and the environment.
• How your product, service, project or offering makes life easier or better for people living or working in rural locations.
Category Sponsored by
We are proud that Fisher German are once again our sponsor for the Best Rural Diversification Project.
Our judges had a difficult task in early November when they had to judge all our 2020/21 entries to find the top 6 businesses in each category. We had so many fantastic entries, but the judges have decided on the businesses below to be named this year’s National Finalists.
Our National Finalists will now be judged once more before the winner and runner up in their category will be announced on Thursday 25th February 2021 at our online National Final.
Best Rural Diversification Project Finalists
Ingram Valley Farm
Moody Cow Welsh Kitchen and Farm Shop
Owd Barn at Bispham
Westend Office Suites
Wharfe Valley Farms
Best Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project