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The Countryside Alliance Awards are back!

The Countryside Alliance Awards celebrate rural businesses that go the extra mile, support their local economy and are the unsung heroes in every community.

Nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, the Awards are now in their 17th year and are the Countryside Alliance’s platform for celebrating rural businesses, produce and communities. The Awards are public-nomination-led, meaning businesses are nominated by their loyal customers who value their remarkable contribution to the local area. The ‘Rural Oscars’ are something of a gold standard in rural business awards. The feel-good factor and pride that they bring cannot be overestimated. Those involved at every level tell us of the positive impact that this recognition has had on them, their businesses and their communities. 

Why nominate?

It's down to the general public to nominate their favourite rural businesses and put them forward to be considered for a prestigious Countryside Alliance Award. The Awards cover five categories – village shop, butcher, pub, rural enterprise and local food and are run across the whole of the UK. The applicants are judged on a range of criteria including their passion and commitment, sense of community, championing local food and the energy and diversity of their business.

Being nominated for the Countryside Alliance Awards can have a real impact on rural businesses. Most importantly, those businesses that go on to become finalists or champions will receive regional and national recognition, strengthening the reputation of their brand. 

Nominating in the Countryside Alliance Awards is a chance to celebrate rural businesses’ huge impact on communities and help them build for even more success in the future.

Nominate your favourite business now. 


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