BEST RURAL FOOD AND DRINK BUSINESS

This award will celebrate innovative food & drink businesses, brands or products, that are leading the way and pushing the boundaries of what being a ‘traditional’ British producer, supplier or retailer means. With a commitment to promoting ‘The Best of British’, using sustainable quality ingredients and skills based approaches to production as well as developing a commercially successful business this award will highlight some of the innovative up and coming stars of the rural food & drink sector as well as those who continue to make traditional produce into sustainable business.

The winning individual will be able to clearly demonstrate the following:
• A well articulated business strategy
• Strong business and financial results
• Demonstration of the achievement of the aims and objectives A clear understanding of the market and customers to whom the business is selling
• A clear understanding of the market and customers to whom the business is selling
• That where possible they use local or sustainably sourced ingredients and/ or produce
• Uniqueness in offering – what sets the business apart from the competition
• Availability for sale in the UK
• A platform for continued commercial success
• 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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HALL OF FAME

Keelham Farm Shop

Keelham Farm Shop

WINNER: BEST FOOD & DRINK BUSINESS 2016

A Skipton based company supporting local producers by selling great food, and runs innovative projects like the Veg Exchange Scheme and weekly shopper-hopper.

 

The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company

The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company

WINNER: BEST RURAL FOOD & DRINK PRODUCT OR BRAND 2015

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