The Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, are returning for their 13th year and supporters of rural businesses are encouraged to nominate now. Thousands of nominations will be submitted honouring the skills and produce, tradition, enterprise and the people who go the extra mile for their communities. New to 2017 is a pub category, enabling you to celebrate your favourite rural local.
The categories are:
- Local Food/Drink
- Village Shop/ Post Office
- Rural Enterprise
From thousands of nominations seven regional champions from five categories will be invited to Parliament for the British finals, and in the presence of MPs and Ministers just five will be crowned British Champions.
Nominations close on 13 November. Regional champions will be announced in March 2018, with Welsh businesses attending a special reception at the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff. The regional champions then advance to the British final, which will be held in April 2018 at the House of Lords.