Rural Business Awards

Call for Applications: Rural Business Awards


Call for Applications




From May 2018


Rural Business Awards


Call for Applications: The Rural Business Awards 

The Rural Business Awards are going regional for 2018

Having engaged with businesses now for three years, The Rural Business Awards have a good understanding of the remit and markets in which many of you operate. We have taken the decision that 2018 will see us take our Awards Regional. We will be running events in the North, East, Midlands, South East, South West and Wales. Our regional winners will be announced at six ceremonies around the country throughout October 2018.

Amazon will be the headline supporter of this year’s awards, with entries now open through to 31st May 2018. After a hat-trick of Rural Business Awards, 2018 will mark the Awards’ fourth year of showcasing the success of businesses across the UK’s rural economy – a segment which employs in excess of 3.4 million people in over 750,000 businesses in England alone.

Each of the category winners will then be entered into our National Final with the opportunity to be crowned National Category Winner – the best of the best in each category. The National Final will happen at a ceremony in late February 2019.

The 2018 Categories

  1. Best Rural Start Up
  2. Outstanding Rural Diversification Project
  3. Best Rural Retail Business
  4. Best Rural Manufacturing Business
  5. Best Rural Professional Services Business
  6. Best Rural Creative or Media Based Business
  7. Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project of the Year
  8. Best Rural Tourism Business
  9. Best Rural Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits Business
  10. Best Rural Education or Training Business
  11. Best Rural Food Business
  12. Best Rural Drink Business
  13. Rural Employee of the Year

How to Enter

Click on the link to start your online 2018 entry.

Entries are open until 31st May 2018.

The entry fee is £50+VAT per category entered.

More detailed information and support can be found in Entry Guidelines

The Rural Business Awards Grand Final will take place on 28th February 2019.