Nominations last year


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!

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

You can vote for your favourite rural businesses here.

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 National winners will be announced 17th May 2023.

Being nominated for 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. 


Last year's winners

Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

“I know the importance of a thriving rural economy. Butchers, farm shops, pubs, hotels, and post offices are the lifeblood of North Yorkshire’s economy – as they are for rural communities across the country.

I am a supporter of the Countryside Alliance Awards and was incredibly proud last year when my local, the Exelby Green Dragon Community pub, won the ‘highly commended pub’ title.”

15 years of investing in rural businesses

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