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We’ve extended our 2018 entry deadlines!

Due to the huge amount of entries we’ve had started in the last few days, and because we know that some of our entrants have found their time being taken up by the recent good weather and school holidays, we have taken the decision to extend our entry deadlines as much as we can to help you out!

These are by region – have a look below for your region’s new deadline date.

Please note that these new deadlines take us right up to our shortlisting judging for each region. We have given you the maximum amount of time we possibly can for your region, so make sure you complete your entry in plenty of time.

Wales & Northern Ireland – Friday 15th June  – midnight

South West – Friday 22nd June – midnight

South East – Friday 29th June – midnight

East – Friday 6th July – midnight

NorthEntries are now CLOSED.

Midlands – Entries are now CLOSED.

The Rural Business Awards are going regional for 2018

Having engaged with businesses now for three years, we have a good understanding of the remit and markets in which many of you operate. We have taken the decision that 2018 will see us take our Awards Regional. We will be running events in the North, East, Midlands, South East, South West and Wales. Our regional winners will be announced at six ceremonies around the country throughout October 2018.

Each of the category winners will then be entered into our National Final with the opportunity to be crowned National Category Winner – the best of the best in each category. The National Final will happen at a ceremony in late February 2019.

The 2018 Categories

  1. Best Rural Start Up
  2. Outstanding Rural Diversification Project
  3. Best Rural Retail Business
  4. Best Rural Manufacturing Business
  5. Best Rural Professional Services Business
  6. Best Rural Creative or Media Based Business
  7. Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project of the Year
  8. Best Rural Tourism Business
  9. Best Rural Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits Business
  10. Best Rural Education or Training Business
  11. Best Rural Food Business
  12. Best Rural Drink Business
  13. Rural Employee of the Year

How to Enter:

Click on the button below to start your online 2018 entry. Entries are open until 31st May 2018. The entry fee is £50+VAT per category entered. More detailed information and support can be found in our Entry Guidelines – download below.

Entry Guidelines

The RBA Regions

We are excited to announce that we are taking the 2018 Rural Business Awards regional. After three years of working with rural business’ we understand the importance of raising your business’ profile in your area.

We will be running events in the North, East, Midlands, South East, South West and Wales.

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