From our many discussions with rural business-owners, we know that many face some pretty tough challenges, from funding and connectivity, to rural isolation and mental or physical health – sometimes running a rural business can feel like one big (albeit rewarding) uphill battle. Therefore, we want to shine a light on those businesses who have succeeded despite the odds being against them – a feat which deserves to be celebrated.
The Triumph Over Adversity Award recognises and celebrates businesses or individuals who have overcome significant business or personal difficulties in order to be successful.
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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 Triumph Over Adversity Award Finalists
World of James Herriot
The Ladies Working Dog Group
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Natural Design Studio
Tiny Box Company
Abberton Rural Training
Best Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project