Plunkett’s annual Rural Community Business Awards celebrate inspirational and outstanding examples of community-owned businesses and the kind-hearted people involved in them, who have gone above and beyond for their communities over the last year. They continue to step up to support their communities and so the Rural Community Business Awards are an opportunity to give recognition and thanks for their efforts.
On Thursday 17th November, Plunkett, along with proud sponsors North Barnes Farm in partnership with Welbeck Land and Eton College held a special award ceremony at St Martin in the Fields in London, bringing together community businesses from across the UK.
Hosted by TV presenter and auctioneer, Charlie Ross, the evening recognised seven inspirational community businesses as well as two dedicated and inspiring individuals.
Selected from 24 finalists, representing a wide range of businesses – including community-owned farms, woodlands, shops, pubs and community hubs, these businesses help rural communities tackle local issues such as isolation, loneliness, employment and wellbeing.