Rural Business Awards Finalists
A local company is in the running to be named one of the best rural businesses in the UK after being shortlisted for a regional Rural Business Award. The Lambing Shed Farm Shop are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Best Rural Diversification Project category in the North region of the 2021/22 Rural Business Awards.
We are up against some tough competition from two other fellow rural businesses, from across the region for a place at the national final. The regional final will be held virtually in October 2021, with the National Final taking place early next year.
The Rural Business Awards 2021/2022, in partnership with Amazon, will mark the Awards’ seventh 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.
The Lambing Shed Farm Shop and Café is set in over 400 acres of Cheshire farmland, housed in the very building where Farmer Arnold Mitchell and his son Michael reared their sheep over 60 years ago. We currently maintain a flock of over 2,500 sheep and a herd of 250 beef cattle. The Mitchell family decided to open The Lambing Shed in 2015, in order to showcase their award -winning home-reared beef and lamb, along with the very best Cheshire has to offer in terms of fine food and drink.
Kathryn Mitchell, Director of The Lambing Shed said:
“After a tough year, we were absolutely delighted to be shortlisted in the Best Rural Diversification Project category! The Rural Business Awards is one of the biggest celebrations of rural business in the UK and we are ecstatic that we are finalists.”
Director and Co-Founder of The Rural Business Awards, Jemma Clifford, added:
“We are excited to celebrate the 2021/2022 awards after such a challenging year for businesses. We are passionate about creating a nurturing environment where rural businesses can develop, and this starts by showcasing the great work they do. On behalf of everyone at the Rural Business Awards, we want to say well done to The Lambing Shed and wish them luck ahead of the regional finals.”
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 is hosting a series of regional finals in the North, East, Midlands, South West, Wales and Northern Ireland, throughout October 2021, ahead of the National Final next February.
To find out more about The Lambing Shed Farm Shop & Café head to www.thelambingshed.com or to learn about the Rural Business Awards visit www.ruralbusinessawards.co.uk
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