RURAL EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
This award will celebrate a business that seeks to attract, invest in, retain and reward talent – by developing strategy that promotes it as an employer of choice. We will look for evidence of how communication processes are developed with the aim to involve and engage employees in the businesses strategic development and in living the business brand.
Winning the hearts and minds of its employees will have resulted in sustained commercial and competitive success and also very high levels of customer satisfaction. The winning business will be one that works hard and plays hard and reflects its rural values by fostering a true sense of belonging and community. The winning business will be able to clearly demonstrate the following:
• Staff development, retention and recruitment
• High levels of employee engagement
• Excellent leadership and management
• Innovation and operational excellence
• An embedded ethical and rural focussed culture
• Creative and collaborative customer service
• Increased growth or market share
• Solid financial performance
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.
“As such a highly regarded event, it is an enormous privilege for my team and I to once again be involved in sponsoring the Rural Business Awards. We strongly believe that accomplished companies in the rural sector deserve real recognition and these awards are the perfect way to go about it.” Janine Edwards.
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HALL OF FAME
WINNER: RURAL EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR 2016
A farm shop, butchery and tea room based on a 1,000 acre farm near Ware in Hertfordshire, where the Foxholes family has farmed since just after World War Two.
DG Light Haulage Limited
RUNNER UP: RURAL EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR 2016
A transport, logistics and warehousing specialist covering UK and Europe from its bases in Derbyshire and Leicestershire.
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