The Rural business AWards

hall of fame 2022

Since the start of the awards in 2015 we have seen thousands of businesses enter the awards. We are always amazed by the commitment, diversity and professionalism of these businesses who face the additional challenges of operating in a rural environment.

We wanted to celebrate some of these incredible businesses that have been involved in the Rural Business Awards over the years so are launching the inaugural Hall of Fame.

The categories for the Hall of Fame aim to celebrate those who are championing the environment, breaking down barriers and giving back to the rural community. We want to thank the businesses who have come on this journey with us.

The Hall of Fame awards will be presented at the end of the day on the Conference Stage as a grand finale to our first Rural Business Show.

Environmental Champions

A business or person who exemplifies commitment to the environment and sustainability, and who shares their experience and shows passion above and beyond.

Innovation Leaders

A business who has challenged the status quo with a new processs, product or service, or who is leading the way by doing something different, new or novel.

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Breaking Down Barriers

To acknowledge from past entrants, a person or people or businesses who are breaking down barriers in rural business or the rural community.

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Masters of Diversification

Businesses who set an example and have created diversified businesses which have excelled or surpassed expectation.

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Rural Business Ambassadors

Any of our contacts who we would like to acknowledge have helped us on our journey.

Services to the Rural Community

A business, project or person who has made a significant impact for their local communities or the wider rural community, going above and beyond as a volunteer or creating a business that has a positive impact.

Regional Stars

A stand out, exceptional rural business, charity or personfrom each of our 5 regions.



wales & NI

South West




The Epic Centre is a stunning eco building at the Lincolnshire Showground.

We will offer exhibit space to our Members, Partners and wider network.  An exhibition gives businesses the opportunity not only to visibly present their business, products and services in order to sell, but also importantly to give them the opportunity to network.

We will have indoor and outdoor spaces available to exhibitors, have a look at the floor plan and register your interest to find out more.

Lincolnshire Showground

Grange De Lings