An award-winning business in Truro is encouraging other organisations to enter the competition that saw them crowned rural champions.

St Ewes Eggs owner and Rural Business Award winner, Rebecca Tonks, is encouraging fellow rural entrepreneurs to showcase their work, products and services to the nation at the 2021/22 Rural Business Awards.

The Awards are organised by rural business for rural business, to celebrate the achievements of rural companies and develop a strong network for rural business owners.

At last year’s event, St Ewe Free Range Eggs from Truro won Best Rural Food Business Award.

Rebecca Tonks from St Ewe Free Range Eggs said: "I want to encourage all rural businesses in Cornwall to enter this year’s awards.

"We were honoured to be a part of the Rural Business Awards last year and receiving recognition from a company like Amazon has given the team, our producers and many of our suppliers a real boost which has been so important during a difficult time for the industry."

Shortlisted businesses will compete first in the regional finals, which will take place virtually in the North, East, Midlands, South East, South West and Wales and Northern Ireland throughout October and November 2021.

The grand final will take place early next year, where winners from the regional heats will compete for the coveted national titles.

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There are 13 categories businesses can enter, ranging from Best Rural Start-Up Business and Best Rural Diversification Project: through to Best Rural Professional Services Business and The Triumph Over Adversity Award.

John Boumphrey, UK Country Manager at Amazon, said: "Since 2015, the Rural Business Awards has presented more than 400 awards and crowned 84 national winners and we’re looking forward to celebrating more regional business heroes this year.

"Rural communities are home to some of the UK’s most creative and innovative businesses and it’s important to shine a light on not only their performance, but the contribution of these rural enterprises to the local and national economy."

Director and Co-Founder of The Rural Business Awards, Jemma Clifford, said: "We are optimistic about the future of the rural business sector after such a challenging time, and we are excited to celebrate the best rural businesses the UK has to offer.

"We encourage all rural businesses to sign up before 21st May to be in with a chance of winning an award."

The National Final Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday February 24 2022.

Rural businesses can submit their award entries until Friday May 21, for any of the 13 categories via: