RURAL ENTERPRISE AND INNOVATION
The Rural Enterprise and Innovation category is designed to recognise enterprise and entrepreneurship throughout rural Scotland, wherever it may lay.
Who can enter?
The Rural Enterprise and Innovation category is open to all individuals, small businesses and larger businesses operating in a rural environment. Nominees must have found success in developing an existing business or practice, successfully reinventing, reinterpreting or adapting an existing business or practice, or applying unique, innovative methods to an existing business or practice.
What the judges are looking for:
The judges will look for ways in which the nominee stands out from the crowd and will ask the following questions:
Has the enterprise utilised innovative practices to save something that may otherwise have been lost, or saved something from disappearing from the rural map?
Is the business proactive in its operations?
How has the nominee used new technology to further their business?
Would winning this award reward a truly special enterprise and tell a positive story about rural life?