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LOVEWELL BLAKE SHORTLISTED FOR MAJOR RURAL AWARD

7th Jul 2021
Mark Proctor senior partner at Lovewell Blake

A regional firm of chartered accountants which has a leading team of rural and agricultural specialists is in the running to be named one of the best rural businesses in the UK after being shortlisted for a regional Rural Business Award.

Lovewell Blake is one of three firms shortlisted in the Best Rural Professional Services Business category in a huge region which stretches right across 16 counties in the southeast of England, from Hampshire to Oxfordshire.

The winner will be announced in October, and will then be in the running for a national Rural Business Award, the results of which will be announced early in 2022.

The Rural Business Awards, in partnership with Amazon, are designed to celebrate the achievements of rural businesses, as well as developing a strong network for rural business owners.  This is the seventh year that the awards have been run.

Lovewell Blake senior partner Mark Proctor said, “We have always prided ourselves on the very strong support we give to rural businesses in our part of the world, and the investment we have made in building specialist teams in areas such as agriculture, which are so important to the local economy.

“To be judged one of the three best Rural Professional Services Businesses in the whole of the southeast of England is a real endorsement of our efforts to support our rural employers, and we look forward to the announcement of the winners in October.”

Director and Co-Founder of The Rural Business Awards Jemma Clifford, added: “We are excited to celebrate the 2021/2022 awards after such a challenging year for businesses.  We are passionate about creating a nurturing environment where rural businesses can develop, and this starts by showcasing the great work they do.”

The Rural Business Awards is the brainchild of Leicestershire businesswomen Anna Price and Jemma Clifford, who wanted to showcase the wealth of entrepreneurial talent in rural areas of Britain.

The Awards are organised by rural business for rural business, with winners in the 13 categories - ranging from Best Rural Start-up and Best Rural Diversification Project; through to Best Rural Professional Services Business and Best Rural Innovation - decided by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, rural public sector agencies, and rural charitable organisations.

To learn about the Rural Business Awards visit www.ruralbusinessawards.co.uk.