BEST RURAL MANUFACTURING BUSINESS

This award aims to celebrate manufacturing businesses that have established a position in a rural locale. These businesses will have embraced the challenges of operating out of a rural premise and will recognise those that demonstrate the journey that they have taken towards establishing a business that is excelling in its chosen market.

This will be demonstrated by sharing with us a clear strategy, with an understanding of the marketplace as well as targets that have been met or exceeded in relation to growth and financial performance. The winning business will have created the foundations for continued commercial success and will demonstrate;
• Efficiency in manufacturing processes – balancing the need to keep costs and waste to a minimum whilst meeting all manufacturing KPI’s
• Operational excellence
• How the business has adopted innovative approaches or technology
• A clear understanding of the market and customers to whom the business is selling
• A well articulated business strategy
• Strong business and financial results
• Demonstration of the achievement of the aims and objectives
• A platform for continued commercial success
• Customer and staff engagement
• Effective leadership, operation and management
• An ethical approach to business
• Job creation and positive impact on locality of operation

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.

PARTNER

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Zettlex is a global technology company with its headquarters in rural Cambridgeshire, UK. Zettlex was founded by two of the world’s leading sensors engineers; Mark Howard and Dr. Darran Kreit who are proud to be a Partner of this year’s awards.

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Finalists 2017

APT Fabrics Ltd

BEST RURAL MANUFACTURING BUSINESS FINALIST 2017

APT Fabrics manufacture high performance breathable laminated fabrics which we sell to manufacturers. Our performance fabrics are currently used in the production of all wet weather gear for Police forces in the UK. We also offer consultancy and lecture to students at University and Colleges on performance waterproof fabrics their benefits and usage.

Cotswold RAW

BEST RURAL MANUFACTURING BUSINESS FINALIST 2017

Cotswold RAW brings countryside common sense and a rural perspective to the premium pet food industry. We source locally wherever feasible and have strong ties to the local farming communities which ensures full ingredient traceability and transparency.

James Kittow Butcher & Grazier

BEST RURAL MANUFACTURING BUSINESS FINALIST 2017

James Kittow Butcher and Grazier is an award winning family run business. As a farmer and butcher, we specialise in rearing rare pedigree breeds including Red Ruby and Dexter sucklers for producing high quality, traditional British meat. We pride ourselves on managing a sustainable, self-sufficient farm where our cattle feed on a grass based system.

Mike Wye & Associates Ltd

BEST RURAL MANUFACTURING BUSINESS FINALIST 2017

Mike Wye & Associates is passionate about sustainable and environmentally conscious construction. We manufacture and supply lime mortars, plasters and limewash for a range of applications on both traditional and new build properties. We are one of the foremost UK suppliers of products that complement the materials that we manufacture such as natural hydraulic limes and natural insulation including recycled foam glass, cork, wood fibre boards and sheep’s wool. 

Yurts for Life

BEST RURAL MANUFACTURING BUSINESS FINALIST 2017

We make, maintain and hire the most beautiful yurts. Nestled in the heart of the Devon countryside is our workshop where our talented team make the most stunning yurts from locally-sourced ash. Designed to give you even more enjoyment from the great outdoors, our yurts are ideally suited for glamping at a countryside campsite or a fun-filled festival, and they are just the ticket for an elegant wedding reception or big outdoor party. 

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Mike Wye & Associates Ltd

Mike Wye & Associates Ltd

WINNER: BEST RURAL MANUFACTURING BUSINESS 2016

One of the foremost UK suppliers of sustainable, natural and traditional building materials.

Zettlex

Zettlex

WINNER: OUTSTANDING RURAL MANUFACTURING BUSINESS 2015

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