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National Winners

 

National Winners & Finalists 2018/19

Congratulations to all our winners, runners up and finalists! Now that our national awards ceremony is over, we can officially reveal who our judges thought were the best and brightest rural businesses across the whole of the UK!

We hope that all of our national finalists enjoyed themselves at our celebration of everything that makes rural Britain unique. Whether or not they won, they should be incredibly proud of themselves and all they have achieved.

Scroll down to view our winners or click on the links below to jump to a category.

 

“We are overwhelmed by the success of our Rural Business Awards, which with support from Amazon, have done much to champion countryside-based firms across Britain. Huge congratulations to all those who have been successful in our national awards, following the tough regional heats.

 

Anna Price

Co-founder of The Rural Business Awards

“The Rural Business Awards shines a much-deserved spotlight on the innovators, creators and inventors in rural communities across the UK and it’s great to celebrate their successes at this year’s national final. The calibre of businesses entering this year’s awards has been higher than ever. I’d like to congratulate all the winners and nominees and wish them continued success for the future.”

 

Doug Gurr

UK Country Manager, Amazon.

“I am delighted that so many forward-thinking businesses have been honoured with these much-deserved awards. From regional start-ups to global logistics firms, it is essential that we recognise the vital role of these organisations in helping to deliver a thriving rural and national economy.”

 

Lord Gardiner

Rural Affairs Minister.

Best Rural Start Up   

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Westmorland Homecare

Westmorland Homecare

Cumbria

Meg Hawkins Art

Meg Hawkins Art

Shropshire

Poppy's Picnic

Poppy's Picnic

Wiltshire

Made for Drink

Made for Drink

Berkshire

Yagro

Yagro

Cambridgeshire

Outstanding Rural Diversification Project

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William's Den

William's Den

East Yorkshire

Frogmary Green Farm

Frogmary Green Farm

Somerset

Waterloo Cottage Farm

Waterloo Cottage Farm

Leicestershire

Bluestone Brewing Company Limited

Bluestone Brewing Company Limited

Pembrokeshire

The Little Grey Sheep

The Little Grey Sheep

Hampshire

South Farm

South Farm

Hertfordshire

Best Rural Retail Business

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Durham Hens Ltd

Durham Hens Ltd

County Durham

Little Soap Company

Little Soap Company

Worcestershire

Parc y Bocs Farm Shop

Parc y Bocs Farm Shop

Carmarthenshire

Morva Marazion

Morva Marazion

Cornwall

Clipstone Dairy

Clipstone Dairy

Buckinghamshire

Pecks Farm Shop

Pecks Farm Shop

Bedfordshire

Best Rural Manufacturing Business

Fen Farm Dairy Limited

Fen Farm Dairy Limited

Suffolk

Llaeth Y Llan

Llaeth Y Llan

Conwy

Skyeskyns

Skyeskyns

Isle of Skye

Landpod

Landpod

Staffordshire

Gilboy's Gold Beeswax Polish

Gilboy's Gold Beeswax Polish

Devon

English Heritage Buildings LLP

English Heritage Buildings LLP

East Sussex

Best Rural Professional Services Business

Birchill Access Consultancy

Birchill Access Consultancy

Ceredigion

Appetite Me

Appetite Me

Suffolk

Sassy Property Styling

Sassy Property Styling

Cumbria

McCartneys LLP

McCartneys LLP

Shropshire

Albert Goodman

Albert Goodman

Somerset

Moorhouse Communications

Moorhouse Communications

Surrey

Best Rural Creative or Media-based Business

Rapture & Wright

Rapture & Wright

Gloucestershire

Hornbeam

Hornbeam

Cambridgeshire

Resipole Studios and Fine Art Gallery

Resipole Studios and Fine Art Gallery

Argyll

Voodoochilli Design

Voodoochilli Design

Herefordshire

Make it in Wales

Make it in Wales

Carmarthenshire

House of Grayling

House of Grayling

Oxfordshire

Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project of the Year

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Cwmni Cymunedol Cletwr Cyf.

Cwmni Cymunedol Cletwr Cyf.

Ceredigion

Brockweir and Heweslfiedl Village Shop Association

Brockweir and Heweslfiedl Village Shop Association

Gloucestershire

Rusland Horizons Landscape Partnership

Rusland Horizons Landscape Partnership

Cumbria

Lane End Farm Trust

Lane End Farm Trust

Derbyshire

Barham Village Store

Barham Village Store

Kent

Creative Arts East

Creative Arts East

Norfolk

Best Rural Tourism Business

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Wallops Wood Cottages

Wallops Wood Cottages

Hampshire

Millbrook Estate

Millbrook Estate

Devon

A Corner of Eden

A Corner of Eden

Cumbria

Rural Concierge

Rural Concierge

Herefordshire

Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

Pembrokeshire

Norfolk Outdoor Adventures

Norfolk Outdoor Adventures

Norfolk

Best Rural Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits Business

Forest and Beach

Forest and Beach

Devon

Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Adventure Parc Snowdonia

North Wales

Newlands Adventure Centre

Newlands Adventure Centre

Cumbria

Wootton Park

Wootton Park

Warwickshire

E.J. Churchill Shooting Ground

E.J. Churchill Shooting Ground

Buckinghamshire

Explore 4x4

Explore 4x4

Suffolk

Best Rural Education or Training Business

Mini Explorers Nursery

Mini Explorers Nursery

North Yorkshire

Manor House Forest School

Manor House Forest School

Kent

Derbyshire Landskills

Derbyshire Landskills

Derbyshire

Beach Schools South West

Beach Schools South West

Devon

Abberton Rural Training

Abberton Rural Training

Essex

Best Rural Food Business

Jolly Nice

Jolly Nice

Gloucestershire

Holwood Farm

Holwood Farm

Kent

Chilly Cow Ice Cream Ltd

Chilly Cow Ice Cream Ltd

Denbighshire

The Artisan Smokehouse

The Artisan Smokehouse

Suffolk

Best Rural Drink Business

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Hillside Brewery

Hillside Brewery

Gloucestershire

Dyfi Distillery

Dyfi Distillery

Gwynedd

Trolle Trading Limited

Trolle Trading Limited

Cumbria

Cotswolds Distillery

Cotswolds Distillery

Warwickshire

Greensand Ridge Distillery

Greensand Ridge Distillery

Kent

Puddingstone Distillery

Puddingstone Distillery

Hertfordshire

Rural Employee of the Year

Mat Bonner

Mat Bonner

DG Light Haulage Ltd

Karen Watson

Karen Watson

Barleylands Farm and Village

Charlotte De Ville

Charlotte De Ville

Bert's Barrow

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

Rhug Organic Farm

Richard Blackburn

Richard Blackburn

Worcestershire

Kathy Budgen

Kathy Budgen

Rural Kent

The Founders Award

Adventure Parc Snowdonia

North Wales

The Founders’ Award is new for the 2018/19 awards year, and is unique among our awards. Unlike the other thirteen categories, this award is not influenced by the judges scores. Instead, as the name suggests, it is the founders of the Rural Business Awards, Jemma Clifford and Anna Price, who select the recipient of the Founders’ Award.

Anna and Jemma discussed each of the national finalists at length, looking for innovative businesses who have a significant impact on their communities, environments, and the rural way of life.

The recipient of the 2018/19 Founders’ Award is Adventure Parc Snowdonia. They won due to their entrepreneurial spirit, the high numbers of job they have created, the economic and environmental impact the business has on its local area, and Adventure Parc Snowdonia’s community and charitable initiatives.

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