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Regional Finalists each year


Years of celebrating rural businesses

More than 9,000 rural businesses recognised

Over 100,000 nominations in 15 years

800 rural businesses have been crowned champions

The Countryside Alliance Awards are back

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

Headline sponsors Howden, have a rich heritage of supporting the rural community, providing individuals and businesses with tailored insurance and risk management solutions. They have also enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the Countryside Alliance and are proud to be a sponsor of the prestigious Countryside Alliance 2020 Awards. They wish all of the nominees every success.  

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 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.

The Regional winners will be invited to attend the Champions Reception at the House of Lords in London in June 2020 where the National Winners will be announced.

Being nominated in the Countryside Alliance Awards can have a real impact on rural businesses. Most importantly, those businesses which 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 the huge impact rural businesses have on communities, and help them build for even more success in the future. 

Past Countryside Alliance Award Winners

15 years of investing in rural businesses

“The boost these Awards generate cannot be overestimated, and I know just how much of a positive impact the recognition has had on everyone involved.”

- The Rt. Hon Andrea Leadsom MP

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