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Spirit of Yorkshire: Innovating from Grain to Glass

In this week’s blog we’re taking a look at the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, a Rural Business Awards Finalist in the North, for the Best Rural Start Up Award. This distillery wants to take all the best parts of traditional whisky distilling and add an innovative approach to create a whisky with its own unique spirit: the Spirit of Yorkshire.

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Dan Yr Ogof: Discoveries, Diversification and Dinosaurs

Dan Yr Ogof, or The National Showcaves Centre for Wales is a popular tourist destination; it received over 90,000 visitors in 2017, making the caves Wales’ most popular privately-owned attraction. The National Showcaves Centre is a regional finalist for the Best Rural Tourism Business Award, and this article explores their fascinating history.

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Why Attend a Rural Business Awards Ceremony?

So, you’re a finalist for the Rural Business Awards, and are busy enjoying the buzz that comes with that. But what next? In October, we will be holding six regional ceremonies, and we can’t wait! We are really looking forward to meeting you all at one of our events, and hopefully this article should help to answer any questions you might have about why you should attend.

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And the National Final Venue Is…

We are so unbelievably excited to announce where the Rural Business Award’s National Final will take place. And the venue is...  the beautiful Chateau Impney, in Worcestershire! The Chateau’s breath-taking blend of iconic French architecture and stunning English...

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Why Do We Charge an Entry Fee?

Time and time again we are asked why we charge a fee to enter our awards. So, in this article we’ll explore exactly why we made that decision, and why we think paying to enter is worth it!

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How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Entry Mistakes

One of the most frustrating things for us is when great businesses don’t translate to great entries. To help you on your way to winning, we’ve compiled a list of the five most common (and easily avoidable) mistakes past entrants have made.

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Family-Friendly Ways to Explore the Countryside

Have you spent hours at every soft play centre in your area? Have you stuck, painted, coloured in and papier-mâchéd everything in your house that doesn’t move? Are you tired of having your children staring at screens all day? With schools taking a break for a couple...

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