As climate change becomes an ever-pressing problem, we want to recognise those businesses who are tackling environmental issues within their activities or organisation. Entrants must display a strong sense of environmental or social responsibility. It is essential that their actions are sustainable – having a long term impact rather than a short term one. Points will be awarded to businesses who have taken an innovative approach to minimising their environmental impact. The winning business will demonstrate that they have taken steps toward at least one of the following:
• Reducing their carbon footprint.
• Reducing waste.
• Reducing food miles.
• Improving management of natural capital – including resources such as landscape, soil, water, air quality and biodiversity.
• Educating or influencing the behaviour of members of the public on environmental topics.
Best Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project
Our judges had a difficult task in early November when they had to judge all our 2020/21 entries to find the top 6 businesses in each category. We had so many fantastic entries, but the judges have decided on the businesses below to be named this year’s National Finalists.
Our National Finalists will now be judged once more before the winner and runner up in their category will be announced on Thursday 25th February 2021 at our online National Final.
The Sustainability and Environmental Impact Award Finalists
The Oak Barn, Frame Farm
Rull Orchard Ltd
Wallops Wood Cottages