Press Release – Rural Business Awards

Big night for Norfolk business at regional Amazon-sponsored Rural Business Awards

A company from North Norfolk has been named one of the best rural businesses in the country after winning a regional Rural Business Award.

MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays was named The Best Rural Tourism Business at the East regional finals of the Rural Business Awards in partnership with Amazon which were held at Trinity Park in Ipswich and regionally sponsored by Openreach and Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants.

Following the impressive achievement at the regional final, MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays will now go on to represent the East at the national final in February 2020.

MarGins is a small business located along the Norfolk Coast Path enabling guests to immerse themselves in walking the National Trail, an area of outstanding natural beauty, by setting up their glamping accommodation and transporting their luggage along the way.

Gin Wilson-North, MarGins Chief Tent Elf said:

“Oh my giddy aunt! We only went and won Best Tourism Business in the East and we couldn’t be more proud to bring this award back to Norfolk. We absolutely love enabling guests to enjoy our beautiful coastline and making magical memories. It was an absolute honor to have been shortlisted amongst such prestigious rural businesses, so to hear our name read out as the overall winner was simply amazing. We’re now looking forward to the National Finals in Manchester next February”

Now in its fifth year, the Rural Business Awards is the only UK-wide programme dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses. It is run in partnership with Amazon.

“I’d like to congratulate all the businesses shortlisted and wish MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays the best of luck ahead of the national final in February.” said Doug Gurr Amazon UK Country Manager

Awards co-founder Jemma Clifford said: “Anna and I are so proud to be hosting the fourth annual Rural Business Awards together with Amazon. When we started the Awards we wanted to shine a much-needed light on successful rural firms but the success of the RBAs is beyond what we ever imagined. We were blown away with the diversity of our entries this year so winning any of the categories is an extraordinary achievement – hearty congratulations to MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays and all the other finalists.”

The Amazon 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 – a sector of the economy they felt was all-too-often overlooked in favour of large, city-based firms.

The awards are organised by rural business for rural business, with winners in the 12 categories - ranging from Best Rural Start-up and Best Rural Diversification Project; through to Best Rural Professional Services Business and Best Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project - decided by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, rural public sector agencies, and rural charitable organisations.

The Rural Business Awards is hosting a series of regional finals in the North, East, Midlands, South East, South West, Wales and Northern Ireland, throughout October and November 2019, ahead of the National Final next February.

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