Scottish Rural Awards 2020

Award Criteria

The Best Rural Employer Award champions companies which actively seek to attract, invest in, retain and reward talent. The winning business will be one which reflects its rural values by fostering a true sense of belonging and community in the workplace.

Macphie won Rural Employer at the SRA Awards 2019. From left: Dougie Vipond, Joanna Fraser, Anthony Stoddart

Who can enter?

The Rural Employer category welcomes entries from all companies which provide sustainable, proactive employment within their rural area, across all industries.

Most businesses nominate themselves but you can also nominate as a friend, family member or happy customer. Click on one of the purple buttons to begin.

What the judges are looking for:

The judges will look for evidence of how communication processes are developed with the aim to involve and engage employees in the business strategic development and in living the business brand. They will ask the following:

Does the nominee provide large-scale rural employment?

How does the nominee promote diligence and care, not only for its employees, but for the wider community?

How has the nominee developed business strategy that promotes the company as an employer of choice?

Would employment opportunities in the local area be significantly diminished if it were not for the presence of this company?