Rural Business Awards 2017 now open for entries

15 March 2017

The Rural Business Awards honour the best in British countryside-based enterprise and are now open for 2017 entries.

The Awards are now in their third year and will once again be run in partnership with the CLA.

With 13 categories ranging from Outstanding Rural Diversification Project to Best Rural Professional Services Business, the Rural Business Awards are a celebration of all that rural businesses have to offer. 

The awards ceremony will be held at Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey on 5 October 2017.

Enter now

To enter choose your category from the list below and visit to register. The closing date for entries is 30 June 2017.

1.   Best Rural Start-up (to be judged regionally)

2.   Outstanding Rural Diversification Project

3.   Best Rural Clothing or  Accessories Business

4.   Rural Innovation of the year

5.   Best Rural Manufacturing Business

6.   Best Rural Professional Services Business

7.   Best Rural Creative or Media based Business 

8.   Social enterprise / community project of the year

9.   Best Rural Tourism Business

10.   Best Rural Sporting Business

11.   Rural Employer of the year

12.   Rural Entrepreneur of the year

13.  Best Food & Drink Busines


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