The Countryside Alliance Awards 2020 Nominations are now open Award categories The Awards process Meet the Judges Awards digital resources Winners' Reception Information Spotlight on previous winners Investing in rural business Latest news The Countryside Alliance Awards, kindly sponsored by Howden, culminates with a Champions’ Reception at the House of Lords. Businesses from across England and Wales, who have already won their regional title are invited to this event where national champions in each of the five categories are crowned. In attendance will be local MPs and Ministers, as well as the national judging panel who have the impossible task of deciding on the winners in each category. The Champions’ Reception is a celebration of the important work small rural businesses do to promote local produce and support their communities. It represents an excellent opportunity to network with other similar businesses to inspire each other and learn new things.