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Derbyshire business wins top Amazon award

Derbyshire business wins top Amazon award

A company from Derbyshire has been named one of the best rural businesses in the country after winning a regional Rural Business Award.

MacMartin Creative from Derby was named Best Rural Small Business at the Midlands regional finals of the Rural Business Awards in partnership with Amazon, which took place virtually this year.

Following the impressive achievement at the regional final, MacMartin Creative will now go on to represent the Midlands at the national final of the Rural Business Awards in February 2022.

MacMartin Creative is an honest, forward-thinking, and friendly design and marketing company based in Church Broughton, Derbyshire. The company is run by sisters Claire and Anna, backed by a small, talented team of creatives. Their overall aim is to give their clients one less thing to worry about.

The Rural Business Awards 2021/2022, held 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.

Speaking after picking up the prestigious award, Anna Hutton, Director of MacMartin Creative said:

“On behalf of the whole MacMartin team, I’d like to say thank you to Amazon and the Rural Business Awards for recognising our work. It has been an incredibly exciting year for our business and we are looking forward to the national finals next year.”

“I’d like to congratulate all the businesses nominated and wish MacMartin Creative the best of luck ahead of the national final in February,” said John Boumphrey, UK Country Manager, Amazon.

Rural Business Awards co-founder Jemma Clifford added:

“We are very proud to be hosting the seventh annual Rural Business Awards in partnership with Amazon. On behalf of the Rural Business Awards team, I would like to say congratulations to MacMartin Creative for this well-deserved win and wish them all the best 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 Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project - 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.

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