The Triumph Over Adversity Award

From our many discussions with rural business-owners, we know that many of you 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. This year, we have decided to shine a light on those businesses who have succeeded despite the odds being against them – a feat which deserves to be celebrated.

For the 2019/20 awards year we are adding an additional award which will recognise and celebrate businesses or individuals who have overcome significant business or personal difficulties in order to be successful. This will be called the Triumph Over Adversity award.

This award will not be a category that businesses can choose to enter, we will instead judge all shortlisted businesses against the Triumph Over Adversity criteria. Entrants will be asked several optional questions during the entry process in order to obtain information pertinent to this award. The questions will be optional as they will not be relevant to all businesses, and so will not have any impact on the results of the other awards.

A Triumph Over Adversity winner will be named in each of our six regions in October 2019, with an overall national winner from these six being announced at the National Final in February 2020.


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