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Wales & Northern Ireland

There’s something magical about the landscapes of Wales and Northern Ireland. Dotted with fairy-tale castles and blessed with some of the most dramatically beautiful scenery of the United Kingdom, these unique places offer a rich variety of rural businesses which often become destinations in themselves.

Regional Awards Ceremony:

The Kinmel

6pm Tuesday 16th October 2018

St George Road, Abergele, North Wales, LL22 9AS

Our Welsh and Northern Irish Finalists 2018/19

We are thrilled to announce our finalists for 2018/19! Take a look below for the full Shortlist for Wales and Northern Ireland.

Best Rural Start Up

Barr & Co Jewellery Ltd
Barr & Co Jewellery Ltd

Carmarthenshire

Crwst
Crwst

Ceredigion

Gaffer Staples
Gaffer Staples

Armagh

Snowdonia Distillery
Snowdonia Distillery

Conwy

The Pembrokeshire Comestibles Company
The Pembrokeshire Comestibles Company

Ceredigion

Outstanding Rural Diversification Project

Bluestone Brewing Company Limited
Bluestone Brewing Company Limited

Pembrokeshire

Hayley Hanson
Hayley Hanson

Powys

Plas Isaf Country Barn and Gardens
Plas Isaf Country Barn and Gardens

Denbighshire

Rhug Organic Farm
Rhug Organic Farm

Denbighshire

The Forge
The Forge

Denbighshire

Best Rural Retail Business

Gwenllan Country Crafts
Gwenllan Country Crafts

Ceredigion

Hayley Hanson
Hayley Hanson

Powys

Lansdown Country
Lansdown Country

Carmarthenshire

Parc y Bocs Farm Shop
Parc y Bocs Farm Shop

Carmarthenshire

The Little Chilli Shop
The Little Chilli Shop

Anglesey

Best Rural Manufacturing Business

Baa Stool Ltd
Baa Stool Ltd

Denbighshire

Black Mountain Shepherds Huts
Black Mountain Shepherds Huts

Powys

Brighter Foods
Brighter Foods

Monmouthshire

Brooke's Wye Valley Dairy Company
Brooke's Wye Valley Dairy Company

Monmouthshire

Llaeth Y Llan
Llaeth Y Llan

Conwy

The White Hart Thatched Inn and Brewery
The White Hart Thatched Inn and Brewery

Carmarthenshire

Best Rural Professional Services Business

Birchill Access Consultancy
Birchill Access Consultancy

Ceredigion

Davis Meade Property Consultants
Davis Meade Property Consultants

Conwy

Hall Livesey Brown
Hall Livesey Brown

Wrexham

John Clegg & Co
John Clegg & Co

Monmouth

Swayne Johnson Solicitors
Swayne Johnson Solicitors

Denbighshire

Best Rural Creative or Media-based Business

Barr & Co Jewellery Ltd
Barr & Co Jewellery Ltd

Carmarthenshire

Daydream Designs
Daydream Designs

Flintshire

Make it in Wales
Make it in Wales

Carmarthenshire

Platform One
Platform One

Monmouthshire

View Creative Ltd
View Creative Ltd

Conwy

Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project of the Year

Cwmni Cymunedol Cletwr Cyf.
Cwmni Cymunedol Cletwr Cyf.

Ceredigion

SAINTS - St Athan Park's Charity
SAINTS - St Athan Park's Charity

Barry

The Big Skill
The Big Skill

Herefordshire and Wales

The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales

Powys

Tir Coed
Tir Coed

Ceredigion

Best Rural Tourism Business

Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages
Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

Pembrokeshire

Dan Yr Ogof' The National Showcaves Centre for Wales
Dan Yr Ogof' The National Showcaves Centre for Wales

West Glamorgan

Penhein Glamping
Penhein Glamping

Monmouthshire

The Bell at Skenfrith
The Bell at Skenfrith

Monmouthshire

The Forge
The Forge

Denbighshire

Best Rural Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits Business

Beacons Equestrian
Beacons Equestrian

Carmarthenshire

BikePark Wales
BikePark Wales

Merthyr Tydfil

Good Day Out
Good Day Out

Brecon

Llangollen Outdoors
Llangollen Outdoors

Denbighshire

Surf Snowdonia
Surf Snowdonia

Warwickshire

Best Rural Education or Training Business

Coppicewood College
Coppicewood College

Carmarthenshire

Dryad Bushcraft
Dryad Bushcraft

Swansea

mwmac Ltd
mwmac Ltd

Powys

Best Rural Food Business

Chilly Cow Ice Cream Ltd
Chilly Cow Ice Cream Ltd

Denbighshire

Farm & Fork
Farm & Fork

Wrexham

Farmers Food At Home
Farmers Food At Home

Pembrokeshire

Lochmeyler Farm Ice-Cream
Lochmeyler Farm Ice-Cream

Pembrokeshire

The Parsnipship
The Parsnipship

Bridgend

Best Rural Drink Business

Bluestone Brewing Company Limited
Bluestone Brewing Company Limited

Pembrokeshire

Coldpress Foods
Coldpress Foods

London, produced in Wales

Dyfi Distillery
Dyfi Distillery

Gwynedd

Gwynt y Ddraig Cider Ltd
Gwynt y Ddraig Cider Ltd

Rhondda Cynon Taff

White Castle Vineyard
White Castle Vineyard

Monmouthshire

Rural Employee of the Year

Beki Delaney
Beki Delaney

Daydream Designs

Gareth Jones
Gareth Jones

Rhug Organic Farm

Philip Meade
Philip Meade

DM Property Consultants

Key Dates for Wales & Northern Ireland:

31st May 2018 – Entries Close
w/c 18th June 2018 – Judges’ Shortlisting
w/c 25th June 2018 – Wales & NI Shortlist Announced
24th July 2018 – Final Judging Day

16th October 2018 – Wales & NI Region Awards Ceremony
Kimnel Hotel, Abergele

Late February 2019 – National Final Awards Ceremony

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