Our Rural Business Awards have once again won valuable backing from several MPs, including two senior Government ministers.
For the second year running, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Environment Minister Rory Stewart have voiced their strong support for our awards, the only UK-wide business awards for rural enterprises.
Nicky Morgan, who is MP for Loughborough, said: “After the success of last year, this year’s Rural Business Awards promise to be better than ever. With thirteen categories, I would encourage local residents to get nominating via the RBA website.
“Charnwood boasts some wonderful countryside and some fantastic rural businesses, so it would be great to see some local winners. I am also encouraged to see the success of the awards, which was co-founded by my constituent and Quorn resident, Anna Price. She and her partner have done sterling work ensuring the awards are a huge success.”
This year our Rural Business Awards have been strengthened by an ongoing partnership with the CLA, the membership organisation for owners of land, property and business in rural England and Wales, who are strong lobbyists for the rural community.
As well as the backing of Ms Morgan and Mr Stewart, other MPs have also come forward to pledge their support for our Rural Business Awards and are urging their constituents to enter.
They include North West Leicestershire MP Andrew Bridgen, Nadhim Zahawi – member for Stratford on Avon – and Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill.