Claire Saunders, Director, The Prince’s Countryside Fund, explains what’s impressed her about the Winner, and all the entries to the Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award 2015.
Britain’s rural communities continue to face great challenges with an increasingly volatile dairy industry, ever growing pressures on our food supply and 60,000 new entrants needed to sustain the agricultural sector by 2020. The businesses operating in this environment are not only facing up to the difficulties it presents, but are also taking seriously their responsibility to help sustain rural Britain, ensuring it remains a viable place to live and work.
The aim of the Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award is to recognise the businesses who are supporting these communities to maintain a vibrant, sustainable and prosperous economy for the benefit of future generations. We were particularly pleased to see the wide variety of issues being tackled by this year’s shortlisted entrants. Read the full blog and view the full infographic.