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The East

Sweeping skies and vast sandy beaches (500 miles of them, to be precise!) are just the tip of the iceberg in the rural idyll of the East of England, with a wealth of history and culture to be found in its charming market towns and villages. Our entries from this region make the most of the mixture of history and modernity, tradition and innovation so characteristic of this vibrant and diverse part of England.

The East region covers the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire.

Regional Sponsors

Regional Awards Ceremony:

Trinity Park

6pm Thursday 25th October 2018

Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH

Our East Finalists 2018/19

We are thrilled to announce our finalists for 2018/19! Take a look below for the full Shortlist for the East.

Best Rural Start Up

E-horse
E-horse

Hertfordshire

Hornbeam
Hornbeam

Cambridgeshire

Puddingstone Distillery
Puddingstone Distillery

Hertfordshire

Suffolk Distillery
Suffolk Distillery

Suffolk

Yagro
Yagro

Cambridgeshire

Outstanding Rural Diversification Project

Barleylands Farm and Village
Barleylands Farm and Village

Essex

Explore 4x4
Explore 4x4

Suffolk

Grange Farm Leisure
Grange Farm Leisure

Buckinghamshire

Kentwell Hall
Kentwell Hall

Suffolk

South Farm
South Farm

Hertfordshire

Best Rural Retail Business

Back to the Garden
Back to the Garden

Norfolk

Elveden Courtyard
Elveden Courtyard

Suffolk

Goodies Food Hall
Goodies Food Hall

Norfolk

Pecks Farm Shop
Pecks Farm Shop

Bedfordshire

The Essex Herb Company
The Essex Herb Company

Essex

Best Rural Manufacturing Business

Chiltern Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil
Chiltern Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil

Hertfordshire

Fen Farm Dairy Limited
Fen Farm Dairy Limited

Suffolk

Norfolk Shepherd Huts
Norfolk Shepherd Huts

Norfolk

Pyes Farm
Pyes Farm

Essex

Best Rural Professional Services Business

Appetite Me
Appetite Me

Suffolk

iThinkMedia
iThinkMedia

Hertfordshire

Larking Gowen LLP
Larking Gowen LLP

Norfolk

Spring
Spring

Suffolk

Wangford Veterinary Clinic
Wangford Veterinary Clinic

Suffolk

Best Rural Creative or Media-based Business

Essential Suffolk
Essential Suffolk

Suffolk

Hornbeam
Hornbeam

Cambridgeshire

Spring
Spring

Suffolk

The Edible Museum
The Edible Museum

Essex

Vidoo Film
Vidoo Film

Suffolk

Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project of the Year

Anglia Care Farm
Anglia Care Farm

Cambridgeshire

BigBarn CIC
BigBarn CIC

Cambridgeshire

Creative Arts East
Creative Arts East

Norfolk

Shotley Heritage
Shotley Heritage

Suffolk

The Askefield Project Ltd
The Askefield Project Ltd

Lincolnshire

Best Rural Tourism Business

Norfolk Outdoor Adventures
Norfolk Outdoor Adventures

Norfolk

The Dairy at Burghley
The Dairy at Burghley

Lincolnshire

The Shepherd's Hide
The Shepherd's Hide

Essex

The Suffolk Escape
The Suffolk Escape

Suffolk

Wiveton Hall
Wiveton Hall

Norfolk

Best Rural Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits Business

Archery Adventures
Archery Adventures

Suffolk

Bush Adventures UK
Bush Adventures UK

Suffolk

Coda Falconry
Coda Falconry

Essex

Essex Outdoors
Essex Outdoors

Essex

Explore 4x4
Explore 4x4

Suffolk

Best Rural Education or Training Business

Abberton Rural Training
Abberton Rural Training

Essex

Ark Farm Limited
Ark Farm Limited

Bedfordshire

Coach for School Improvement
Coach for School Improvement

Norfolk

Dandelion Education Ltd.
Dandelion Education Ltd.

Norfolk

E-horse
E-horse

Hertfordshire

Red Stag Training Limited
Red Stag Training Limited

Suffolk

Best Rural Food Business

Crush Foods
Crush Foods

Norfolk

Fen Farm Dairy Limited
Fen Farm Dairy Limited

Suffolk

Heath Farm
Heath Farm

Suffolk

The Artisan Smokehouse
The Artisan Smokehouse

Suffolk

The Norfolk Deli
The Norfolk Deli

Norfolk

Best Rural Drink Business

Puddingstone Distillery
Puddingstone Distillery

Hertfordshire

Suffolk Distillery
Suffolk Distillery

Suffolk

The Willow Tree Distilling Company Limited
The Willow Tree Distilling Company Limited

Bedfordshire

Whin Hill Norfolk Cider
Whin Hill Norfolk Cider

Norfolk

Wibblers Brewery
Wibblers Brewery

Essex

Rural Employee of the Year

Administration Team
Administration Team

Elveden Courtyard

Karen Watson
Karen Watson

Barleylands Farm and Village

Key Dates for the East:

31st May 2018 – Entries Close
w/c 9th July 2018 – Judges’ Shortlisting
w/c 16th July 2018 – East Shortlist Announced
2nd August 2018 – Final Judging Day

25th October 2018 – East Region Awards Ceremony
Trinity Park, Ipswich

Late February 2019 – National Final Awards Ceremony

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