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The Rural Business Awards, supported by Amazon, is the only UK-wide programme dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses

A Leicestershire business is preparing to battle it out against companies from across the UK ahead of the Amazon backed Rural Business Awards final, which will take place on Thursday 25^th February 2021.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the 2021 finalists will attend an online ceremony where the overall winners in each category will be announced.

This year, businesses had 13 categories they could enter, ranging from Best Rural Start-Up Business and Best Rural Diversification Project, through to Best Rural Professional Services Business and The Triumph Over Adversity Award.

Brook Meadow will represent Market Harborough in the Best Rural Tourism Business and The Triumph Over Adversity category in this year’s final.

Brook Meadow is a family business, offering luxurious lakeside lodges, glamping and camping, has been run by Mary and Jasper Hart for more than 27 years. Set in the tranquil Northamptonshire countryside and situated on a working farm.

Speaking ahead of the final, Claire Hart from Brook Meadow said: “It’s a great achievement to be in the running for a Rural Business Award. We’re extremely proud of our business, and to receive recognition from a company like Amazon is incredibly exciting for us.”

“The Rural Business Awards is an excellent opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of rural businesses and we’re very proud to be sponsoring the awards, particularly during this challenging year,” said John Boumphrey, UK Country Manager, Amazon. “I would like to wish Brook Meadow the best of luck ahead of the final.”

The Rural Business Awards will mark the Awards’ sixth year of celebrating the success of businesses across the UK’s rural sector, which contributes  in Gross Value Added to the overall UK economy.

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.

Jemma Clifford said: “Every year, the quality of entries blows us away and this year has been no exception. It’s a privilege to showcase the incredible talent of the British rural sector and we would like to wish Brooke Meadow good luck in the final.”

The award winners will be announced during the virtual ceremony, to be held onThursday 25th February 2021.

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