The annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open to public nomination, and Graham Stuart MP is urging the local community to get nominating.
The awards focus on championing rural communities and local produce; celebrating people who go the extra mile to ensure that Britain’s food and farming industry, small businesses and traditional skills can flourish.
Last year, Beverley Food Festival won a regional award in the Local Food & Drink category, being described by judges as ‘one of a kind’, and it also won the tourism award for the North of England back in 2016.
Graham said, “It would be fantastic if people could nominate our local businesses and festivals for this national award. The local produce in my constituency is second to none, as shown by the fact that Beverley Food Festival has won twice before.
“Beverley Town Council does a great job of putting on such a fantastic festival, and I know it takes a lot of hard work alongside the local food & drink businesses, charities and people that together help put Beverley on the map. I know that there are many other local shops, pubs, butchers and more throughout Beverley and Holderness that are equally deserving of national recognition!
“Let’s keep our good run going and win another award in 2020!”
Cllr Pauline Greenwood commented;
“Beverley Food Festival is a great way of bringing people in to visit our town and seeing its lovely sights. These awards are a great opportunity to promote our fantastic local produce to the rest of the country and encourage even more people to visit.”
Nominations for the Countryside Alliance Awards are open from now until 8 December, and members of the public can nominate their local businesses at countryside-alliance.org/caawards.