We’re very excited to announce that we won the National, Rural Business Award for Best Rural Creative or Media-Based Business at the annual awards ceremony on Thursday 5th October!
The Rural Business Awards work in partnership with Amazon and CLA and give recognition to businesses across the UK “to acknowledge and celebrate the vital contributions made by companies to the development and success of the rural sector and rural way of life. They also encourage entrepreneurial spirit in the rural sector, and give recognition to excellence in business set-up, operation and management”.
The awards evening itself was such a good night, held at Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey, we had the opportunity to meet and chat with Openreach representatives, the Creative category sponsor, and fellow rural business people, who are all like minded and supportive of the different sectors rural businesses operate within.
To win the award, the judging panel recognised that as a business, we had demonstrated the journey we have taken towards establishing a business that is excelling in its chosen market. This was demonstrated by sharing a clear strategy, with an understanding of the marketplace as well as targets that have been met or exceeded in relation to growth performance. The panel also saw that we’ve created the foundations for continued commercial success.
Steve Edwards, Openreach’s Director of Fibre Broadband Clients said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be part of the awards. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get together and celebrate the very best rural businesses and the hear some of their inspiring stories. This year has seen entries from 52 counties in the UK and there have been nearly three times as many entries for the Rural Business Awards as in 2016.”
We’d like to thank the RBA organisers, sponsors and judges for their support and we’re extremely excited to build on our national award success.
Managing Director, Helen Stuart said: “Competing amongst the UK’s top rural businesses, in itself, is a great achievement for us; so to actually win and have our work recognised on a national level is brilliant.”