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
Best Rural Small Business
Best Rural Retail Business
Best Rural Professional Services Business
Best Rural Creative or Artisan Business
Best Rural Tourism Business
Best Rural Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits Business
Best Rural Food or Drink Business
Best Rural Innovation
The Sustainability and Environmental Impact Award
The Triumph Over Adversity Award
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.
“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.”
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:
- Tyne & Wear
- North Yorkshire
- West Yorkshire
- East Riding of Yorkshire
- South Yorkshire
- Greater Manchester
- Isle of Man