Harrier UK is honoured to announce that we are finalists in the prestigious Rural Business Awards, the only UK-wide dedicated business awards for the rural community and which are supported by the CLA, as well as MPs from across the country.
We are one of only 12 finalists in the Best Rural Professional Services category. The finalists are from all over the UK – from as far afield as Edinburgh in Scotland, Llangynin in West Wales and Preston in Lancashire – and all of the finalists are from a wide range of different industry sectors too! We’re a curious bunch at Harrier so, although we are super pleased at being a finalist, we really wanted to know why! So we asked joint founder and organiser of the Rural Business Awards, Jemma Clifford – and this is what she said:
“The standard of entries was extremely high this year and the finalists in all 13 categories have done very well to get this far. However, the Professional Services category, within which Harrier UK is a finalist, has actually been the most competitive category this year, receiving the most entries.”
“Harrier made its mark on us for a number of reasons including the pace of its recent growth, the nature of its customer testimonials and its contribution to the rural economy. Harrier will find out, along with all the other finalists, which firm will take away the top spot at the Rural Business Awards Ceremony on 13 October at The Belfry Hotel & Spa in the West Midlands.”
How pleased are we? Pretty pleased we can tell you! As our Managing Director Andy Smith noted:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have made it to the finals of such a high profile awards scheme, particularly given that the competition was so strong and that it’s only been a few months since we won our International Safety Award from the British Safety Council for our work at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. “We are extremely proud of our track record, how strong our growth has been over the last two years and, of course, that we have kept nearly half a million people safe this year alone, thanks to our commitment to common sense health and safety. “Being a finalist is a tribute to the whole Harrier team and we are looking forward to finding out whether we are overall winners in a few months’ time!”
There are 13 Rural Business Award categories, all of which will result in one winner and one runner-up. One of the category winners will also be picked to be the Rural Business Awards ‘Champion of Champions’. The Rural Business Awards Ceremony will take place on 13 October 2016. More information on the Awards or its finalists can be found at: www.ruralbusinessawards.co.uk.