Cumbrian firms triumph at ‘rural Oscars’
Last updated at 16:49, Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Three Cumbrian businesses are among the regional winners of the 2012 Countryside Alliance Awards, dubbed the ‘rural Oscars’.
The Watermill at Little Salkeld, which makes organic flour, took the ‘enterprise’ section. The Llama Karma Kafe at Brougham, near Penrith, triumphed in the ‘start-up’ category, while the Hawkshead Relish Company, Hawkshead, won the ‘local food’ section.
The awards, in their eighth year, celebrate the characters, skills, traditions and enterprise of the countryside, and the people who make it tick.
Simon Hamlyn, the Countryside Alliance’s regional director, said: “The north west continues to have a tough year with bad weather affecting the harvest and tourism. It is essential that we support our small rural businesses – celebrating them in the ‘rural Oscars’ gives them a well-deserved boost.”
All entries are nominated by the public.
Eight Cumbrian businesses made the regional shortlist.
Lanercost Tea Room, at Lanercost near Brampton, was highly commended in the ‘enterprise’ section as was Mansergh Hall Farm, near Kirkby Lonsdale, in the ‘butcher’ category.
Also shortlisted were Croft Farm Meats, an organic small-holding at Houghton, near Carlisle, in ‘local food’, the Eden Foodival festival at Brough in ‘enterprise’, and Swanson House Hotel, Brough, in ‘start-ups’.
The regional winners go forward to a grand final at the Houses of Parliament on March 13.
First published at 16:45, Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
- Double jobs boost in Carlisle
- Sellafield chimney removal will take years
- FSB outlines opposition to parking fees
- Cumbria’s £3bn grid connection: everything you need to know
- Training experts offer tips on learning for #cumbriahour
- Lake District whisky goes on sale at Harvey Nicks
- £1million ploughed into Cumbrian travel project
- Cumbria's top tweeters give their social media tips
- Blencathra has been sold
- £27m Government deal to create 2,000 jobs
- Warning over 'Hollywood-style' cyber attack
BBC News business headlines
- Good to see familiar faces return to ringside
- Get ideas off drawing board
- Dear Jenny
- Engineering boss relishes taking on fresh challenges
- Maryport firm SIS Pitches completes job in Copenhagen
- Website gives South Cumbria firms chance to take on giants
- Cumbrian marmalades to go on sale at Fortnum & Mason
- Day out at Maryport for Iggesund golfers
- Frank built 42-year career with West Cumbrian construction company
- National award for Cumbrian egg firm
- Ulverston ‘completely gridlocked’, councillor tells meeting
- Leisure centre go-ahead for Workington (1 comment)
- Future’s bright for Ulverston hospice as £1,000 gift goes to decorating
- Police name dead cyclist found by A592 in south Cumbria
- Country traditions thrill thousands in Coniston
- Top poets launch three new collections
- Cartmel Races - Betfair Barbecue Day 2014
- Cartmel Races - Totepool Cumbria Crystal Hurdle Day 2014
- Sun set to shine on festival of Kings
- BAE Systems submarine move this afternoon has been cancelled