The Countryside Alliance Awards – Celebrating Rural Britain

The annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open to public nomination, and Karl McCartney MP is urging the local community to take part.

The Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, were borne of a need to support and promote rural communities. They celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural Britain’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills, forward-thinking enterprises and, most of all, its people, can flourish.

Karl McCartney JP MP, Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, said: “These awards are an excellent way to promote the local businessmen and women who are working hard to keep rural Britain thriving.

“Our local produce is second to none and there are many community heroes and businesses worthy of national recognition, so please do take part and nominate today.

“Let’s see if we can bring a British title home and tell a positive story about Lincoln and Lincolnshire.”

The Awards run across the following categories:

  1. Local Food Award
  2. Village shop/ Post Office Award
  3. Farm Enterprise Award
  4. Rural Tourism Enterprise Award


Notes to editors:

  • Nominations are open online at  until 4 November. Judging will then take place and national winners will be announced at the House of Lords in Spring 2017.


For more information contact:

Karl McCartney JP MP on 020 7219 7221 /