Rural Business of the Year 

Recognising outstanding and innovative growing businesses based in rural areas. The award celebrates and acknowledges the achievements of rural businesses - from poultry farming to Kelvin Probe Technology - our category is open to all business who not only survive but thrive in rural environments.

Judges will be looking for demonstrable excellence in the below:

  • Evidence of outperformance of the market
  • Evidence of meeting and exceeding customer demands
  • Evidence of innovation
  • Evidence of growth
  • Evidence of benefits to local area
  • Demonstration of growth despite rural constraints
  • Evidence of why rural location is better than an urban one

2018 Winner

The judges said:

Poultry farmers LJ Fairburn & Son have demonstrated genuine innovation in an industry that has been around for hundreds of years. The family owners have shown a huge personal and financial commitment with a brave business plan and strong leadership.

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