Appetite Me is very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for Best Rural Professional Services Business in the 2017 Rural Business Awards.
Created by an entrepreneurial duo of countryside-based business women, Jemma Clifford and Anna Price, and backed by the CLA and Amazon, the RBAs are the only UK-wide programme dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses – a segment which employs more than 3.4 million people in over half a million businesses.
The awards are organised by rural businesses for rural businesses, with winners decided by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, rural public sector agencies, and rural charitable organisations.
A record number of nominations were received from hundreds of innovative and diverse businesses across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, breaking the previous record and doubling year on year. Helen Woolley, Director General, CLA said: “Each of these outstanding rural businesses deserve a place in the final. They have shown great expertise in their field and have a real understanding of how their business fits into the rural economy. I wish each and every one good luck at the awards ceremony in October.”
We have always followed the work of the CLA and Rural Business Awards very closely. We work with so many different businesseses in the rural community, so it is fantastic to see an event where so many of them come together. The Rural Business Awards draw those who are justifiably proud of their work, and that are dedicated to constantly moving the industry forward and setting the highest possible standards. Awards like these create a nexus of excellence, and are a focal point that draws the attention of those most involved in raising the bar in every facet of the rural business community.
“Business success is often associated with the bright lights of our big cities, but the truth is that rural Britain is a flourishing hotpot of business zeal, imagination and buoyant bottom lines”
Jemma Clifford, Joint-Founder of the RBAs
Appetite Me is unique in that we have the true passion, experience, and skills to create, plan and implement a full range of rural diversification projects. Our team includes professional retail consultants, designers, and project managers (and many more), who have worked in this specialist field for many years and on countless of successful projects.
We are very proud to be shortlisted for such an esteemed award for the recognition of our work. As a business, we are passionate about delivering the very best results for our clients, and always striving to meet new standards of excellence.