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We're a Finalist!

We are delighted to announce that Detling Community Store has been shortlisted in the Best Rural Business Start Up category at the 2020/21 Rural Business Awards, held in partnership with Amazon. We will now battle it out against fellow rural businesses, entrepreneurs and enterprises from across the country for the chance to be named a national winner.

The Rural Business Awards 2020/21, in partnership with Amazon, will mark the Awards’ sixth year of celebrating the success of businesses across the UK’s rural economy. The Awards are organised by rural business for rural business with the aim of celebrating the achievements of rural businesses and developing a strong network for rural business owners.

Richard Finn, Director of Detling Community Store CIC said:
We are very proud to have been nominated as one of the top 6 rural start up businesses in the country. The nomination is a wonderful recognition of all the work and support that we have had from the local community, volunteers, sponsors and suppliers in the first year of our existence.”

Director and Co-Founder of The Rural Business Awards, Jemma Clifford, said: 

This year has been an unprecedented challenge for businesses across the country but we have still had a fantastic amount of entries from rural businesses, showing the true determination of people working in the rural economy. Here at the Rural Business Awards we remain committed to our vision of showcasing the fantastic work of rural businesses and believe that it has never been more important than now. On behalf of the RBA team, we want to say well done to Detling Community Store, and all the shortlisted businesses, and wish them luck ahead of the national final.”

The Rural Business Awards is the brainchild of Leicestershire businesswomen Anna Price and Jemma Clifford, who wanted to showcase the wealth of entrepreneurial talent in rural areas of Britain.

The Awards are organised by rural business for rural business, with winners in the 13 categories - ranging from Best Rural Start-up and Best Rural Diversification Project; through to Best Rural Professional Services Business and Best Rural Innovation - decided by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, rural public sector agencies, and rural charitable organisations.

The Rural Business Awards will be hosting an online National Final on Thursday 25th February 2021.

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