The annual Countryside Alliance Awards 2023 are now open to public nomination.
I have been asked to encourage nominations and I welcome your participation.
The Vale of Clwyd has a rich and deep tradition of rural life. Local businesses and groups across our constituency contain many community heroes. I want to know what your favourite rural businesses are and I encourage you to put them forward to be considered for a prestigious Countryside Alliance Award.
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.
The 5 categories are:
Have they put the community on the map via the quality and diversity of local produce being sold?
Village Shop/Post Office
Are they the cornerstone of the village and breathe life into the community and local economy?
Is traditional butchery at the heart of the enterprise or have they brought a modern twist to this ancient skill?
Is this business a growing asset to its community and making a real contribution?
Would winning this competition reward a really special enterprise and tell a positive story about rural life while championing local food and drink?
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. For more information follow this link: Countryside Alliance - The Countryside Alliance Rural Business Awards 2020/21 (countryside-alliance.org/caawards)
Nominations are open from now until 13 November 2022. Please let me know which business you nominate so I can lend my support too.
Let’s bring a British title home and tell a positive story about the Vale of Clwyd.