Countryside Alliance Awards


Our brief on UK tourism and Brexit

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Awards, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions

The Countryside Alliance’s political team has prepared the enclosed briefing ahead of a Westminster Hall Debate on “Potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on UK tourism” (Nigel Huddleston, Conservative, Mid Worcestershire) on Wednesday 12 October, 16:30-17:30. Tourism in rural areas has huge potential not only to underpin local economies but also the national economy,…

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And the Rural Oscars go to…..

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The eleventh annual Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the Rural Oscars, were presented by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 27th April. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage. The Champions’ reception in the Cholmondeley Room at Westminster saw over 40 businesses from across…

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Rural Oscars finals to be held in London tomorrow

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Press Release

The finalists in the 2015 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) will be heading to Parliament in search of a national award tomorrow. Judges have driven over 5,000 miles and visited every finalist in the running and the national judging panel has now met to decide on overall champions. A reception will be held at…

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Dragon’s Tale – February 2016

| About Us, Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Awards, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Regions

Welcome to Dragon’s Tale brought to you by your Director for Wales, Rachel Evans Spring is in the air, the nights are drawing out and the political party conferences are in full swing. I launched our Manifesto ahead of the Welsh Assembly elections which has had a great response to date. Our Wales award winners…

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Welsh Rural Oscar winners revealed

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The Countryside Alliance Awards (aka “Rural Oscars”) were presented to the cream of Welsh rural enterprise at The Senedd, on Tuesday 9 February. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. The Welsh champions were presented with red plaques at the prestigious Cardiff…

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Barney White-Spunner addresses Harvest Thanksgiving service at Canterbury

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards

Hundreds of people attended the annual Kent County Harvest Thanksgiving service which took place on Sunday 4th October as part of Evensong in Canterbury Cathedral. The Cathedral was adorned with local produce including honey, Harvest loaves, marrows and pumpkins, lavender and even a couple of live chickens, as a reminder of all that Kent has…

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Champion of Champions

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The Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have celebrated their tenth anniversary at Parliament with the Environment Secretary, the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, presenting four Champion of Champions prizes to former UK & Ireland title holders. The winners were voted for in a public vote with all previous UK and Ireland Champions competing….

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Top Rural Welsh businesses honoured

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The Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have celebrated their tenth anniversary at the Welsh Assembly with a special “Champion of Champions” event on Wednesday 22nd April. Cross party politicians presented four Champion of Champions prizes to former Welsh title holders Hootons Homegrown, Morgans Newsagents, Gower Brewery and Andrew Rees the butcher. The winners…

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