Ahead of the 2019 Rural Community Awards past winners have been reflecting on what their awards mean to them. In 2018 the Slapton Community Shop in Devon won the ‘Community Story of the Year’ Award. The award recognised the much deeper role the shop plays in supporting individuals and community life. Tracie Lange, [...]
It's almost upon us - the Plunkett Foundation's Rural Community Awards 2019 - an annual celebration of the achievements of rural community businesses across the UK and a chance to inspire others. But what does it mean to be one of the recipients? Abi Johnson of Talking Shop in Oxfordshire, winner of the [...]
The People's Choice Award celebrated the dedication and commitment of an outstanding individual who has gone above and beyond in their contribution to their community business.
The Investing in Local People Award celebrated the efforts of community businesses which go above and beyond to support and invest in their staff, volunteers and service users.
The Diversifying to Make a Difference Award celebrated one community business embracing diversification to strengthen their business and improve the experience of their customers alongside the lives of the people in the local community.
The Community Story of the Year Award recognised the stories that capture how community businesses provide a role in supporting individuals and community life.