Countryside Alliance Awards

Meet the South East’s finalists in the 2016 Rural Oscars

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

The South East’s finalists in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses from across the region going head to head for a regional title and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small…

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The South West’s finalists in the 2016 Rural Oscars

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News

The South West’s finalists in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses from across the region going head to head for a regional title and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small…

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Meet the Rural Oscars finalists for the East of England

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News

The East of England’s finalists in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses from across the region going head to head for a regional title and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our…

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The Northern regional finalists in the 2016 Rural Oscars are announced

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News, Uncategorised

The finalists for the North of England in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses going head to head for a title and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses….

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The 2016 Rural Oscars – update

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News

Thank you to everyone who nominated a business in the 2016 Rural Oscars – it has been a record year with over 7,500 nominations, meaning the shortlisting process has been very, very hard. The Rural Oscars are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural businesses, communities, food & farming, skills, heritage and enterprise. They are…

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Winter 2016 magazine now online

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Game to Eat, Hunting, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance’s Winter 2016 issue is out now, featuring an eye catching hunt button cover from photographer Nico Morgan. The issue is also online and can be downloaded here. Below is the editor’s welcome to the issue, outlining just some of the content. “You may not know it, but only one pack of hounds…

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Rural Oscars categories and criteria

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming

The Rural Oscars are closed to nominations for 2016, but we are happy to let retailers and customers know exactly what we are looking for in this competition and what we really need to know about each business in order to judge them fairly. Below are the guidelines that the national judging panel works to. These are…

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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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