The Eight Rural Community Business Awards Winners:
i) Woodhouse Farm and Garden CIC (Lichfield, Staffordshire) winner of the Community Food & Local Supply Award sponsored by Suma Wholefoods
ii) Westbury Community Shop (Westbury, Buckinghamshire) winner of the Employment Award sponsored by Adnams
iii) Farmborough Community Shop (Farmborough, Somerset) winner of the Environment Award sponsored by Power to Change
iii) Islip Village Shop (Kidlington, Oxfordshire) winner of the Inclusivity Award sponsored by Co-op
iv) Menter Ty’n Llan (Caernarfon, North Wales) winner of the Technology Award sponsored by Anthony Collins
v) The Bank (Chopwell Regeneration CIO, Chopwell, Tyne & Wear) winner of the Volunteering Award sponsored by Allied Westminster
vi) Lucy Turner (from The New Inn, Halse, Somerset) winner of the Community Contribution Award sponsored by Thakeham
vii) Emily Thompson (from The Bank, Chopwell, Tyne & Wear) winner of the Young Person Award sponsored by Abri
viii) Isle of Canna Community Shop (Isle of Canna, Scottish Inner Hebrides) winner of the Horace Plunkett Award, dedicated by the Plunkett team, trustees and advisers.
The winners were presented their awards at a ceremony held on Thursday 17 November 2022 hosted
by TV presenter and auctioneer Charlie Ross. Each winner receives a trophy and an award of £250.