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North Region Winners Announced!

On Friday 1st October, we revealed our regional winners for the North. Find out below which rural businesses were top of their class and will go on to represent their region in next year’s National Final!

The North Region Winners 2021/22

Best Rural Start Up Business

Otter Handmade

Otter Handmade

Northumberland

     

Buckley's Bees

Buckley's Bees

Cheshire

North Point Distillery

North Point Distillery

Caithness

Best Rural Small Business

Vicky Anderson Ltd

Vicky Anderson Ltd

North Yorkshire

Emmas Dale Experience Retreats

Emmas Dale Experience Retreats

North Yorkshire

  

Tildas Tribe

Tildas Tribe

West Yorkshire

The Coo Shed

The Coo Shed

South Ayrshire

Newlands Hall Farm Holidays

Newlands Hall Farm Holidays

Durham

  

The Lambing Shed

The Lambing Shed

Cheshire

Best Rural Retail Business

Robertshaw's Farm Shop

Robertshaw's Farm Shop

West Yorkshire

Ginger Bakers

Ginger Bakers

Cumbria

Owd Barn at Bispham

Owd Barn at Bispham

Lancashire

Best Rural Professional Services Business

Thomson Hayton Winkley & The Rural Law Practice

Thomson Hayton Winkley & The Rural Law Practice

Cumbria

Growthviser Ltd

Growthviser Ltd

Cumbria

Hillsgreen

Hillsgreen

Cheshire

Best Rural Creative or Artisan Business

Langley Furniture Works

Langley Furniture Works

Northumberland

Midton

Midton

Argyll

Purple Creative Studio

Purple Creative Studio

North Yorkshire

Best Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project

Mires Beck Nursery

Mires Beck Nursery

East Riding of Yorkshire

Rural Youth Project

Rural Youth Project

Aberdeenshire

Whistling Crew Productions CIC

Whistling Crew Productions CIC

Cumbria

   

Best Rural Tourism Business

The Quiet Site

The Quiet Site

Cumbria

Sally's Cottages

Sally's Cottages

Cumbria

World of James Herriot & Herriot Country

World of James Herriot & Herriot Country

North Yorkshire

    

Best Rural Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits Business

Newlands Adventure Centre

Newlands Adventure Centre

Cumbria

  

Keswick Adventures

Keswick Adventures

Cumbria

The Country Girls UK

The Country Girls UK

Tyne and Wear

  

Best Rural Food or Drink Business

The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters

The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters

Cheshire

  

Hawkshead Relish

Hawkshead Relish

Cumbria

Shed 1 Distillery

Shed 1 Distillery

Cumbria

Best Rural Innovation

Calibrate Energy

Calibrate Energy

Northumberland

Mesomorphic

Mesomorphic

Shetland

    

Rotunda Roundhouses

Rotunda Roundhouses

Cheshire

The Sustainability and Environmental Impact Award

Dalefoot Composts

Dalefoot Composts

Cumbria

Dalton Moor Farm / School of Sustainable Living & Wellbeing

Dalton Moor Farm / School of Sustainable Living & Wellbeing

Durham

Love Outdoor Learning

Love Outdoor Learning

West Lothian

The Triumph Over Adversity Award

The Lambing Shed

The Lambing Shed

Cheshire

Regional Partner:

NICRE collaborate, research and co-design ideas and solutions to foster rural enterprise and unlock the potential in the UK’s rural economies.

We’re a unique hub of innovation, research excellence, knowledge exchange and impact.

We focus on:

  • Undertaking and commissioning new research to fill gaps in current knowledge of rural enterprise and innovation
  • Developing practical solutions with businesses, rural communities and economic development agencies
  • Providing evidence to inform better policy and support for rural businesses

We work with a variety of stakeholders to take part in research and catalyse change to build stronger, more resilient rural communities.

Our aim is to be the go-to resource for rural enterprise research and evidence.

Visit: www.nicre.co.uk

“We’ve all had to adapt over the last year or so but none more than rural businesses and it is these innovative qualities we celebrate as proud sponsor of the ‘best rural innovation award’.

Enterprises in our rural communities have shown true adaptability and resilience over these most testing of times to do things differently and we are delighted to shine the spotlight on these businesses here.”

Melanie Thompson-Glen

Business Development Manager, NICRE

North Region Programme

While you’re waiting for the finalists to be revealed, find out more about them in our regional programme.

Our largest region, the North encompasses the wild majesty of the Scottish Highlands and the picturesque rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, dramatic windswept coastlines of Northumberland and the glittering tranquillity of the Lakes. Our northern businesses often embody the same intrepid spirit and down-to-earth friendliness that characterises their region.

The North covers rural businesses in:

  • Scotland
  • Northumberland
  • Cumbria
  • Durham
  • Tyne & Wear
  • North Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • Lancashire
  • Greater Manchester
  • Merseyside
  • Isle of Man
  • Cheshire.

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