Rural Business Awards 2016 - winners announced

14 October 2016

CLA members were among the night’s big winners at the glamorous Rural Business Awards 2016 ceremony held yesterday evening. Congratulations to all of the CLA members who made the final and especially to the businesses among the winners, runners-up and commended:


Champion of Champions

  • Landmark Systems Limited, West Sussex

Best Food & Drink Business

  •  Winner- Keelham Farm Shop, Yorkshire
  • Runner up – Starkey’s Fruit Limited, Nottinghamshire

Rural Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Runner up – Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Lancashire
  • Commended – Green Cow Kitchens, Worcestershire

Rural Employer of the Year

  • Winner – Foxholes Farm, Hertfordshire

Best Rural Sporting Business

  • Runner up – Raisthorpe Flyers Ltd, North Yorkshire
  • Commended – Whitbourne Estate, Worcestershire

Best Rural Tourism Business

  • Commended – Denbies Wine Estates, Surrey

Best Rural Creative or Media Based Business 

  • Runner up – Farm Creative Limited, Lancashire
  • Commended – Clear Mapping Co, Cornwall

Best Rural Professional Services Business

  •  Winner – Landmark Systems Limited, West Sussex
  • Runner up – Rural Solutions, North Yorkshire
  • Commended – Agri Advisor Solicitors, Wales

Outstanding Rural Diversification Project

  • Runner up – Foxholes Farm, Hertfordshire
  • Commended – Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Lancashire

Best Rural Start up

  • Runner up – Cripps Healy, Northumberland

More details of the night and about the winners will be included in November’s edition of Land & Business magazine.