Robertshaw’s Farm Shop wins prize in the Rural…

Robertshaw’s Farm Shop wins prize in the Rural Business Awards

By Mark Stanford  MarkS_TandADigital Reporter

A BRADFORD district farm shop has been named one of the best rural businesses in the UK after winning a regional Rural Business Award.

Robertshaw’s Farm Shop, based in Thornton, was named best Rural Retail Business at the North regional finals of the Rural Business Awards, in partnership with Amazon, which took place virtually this year.

The firm will now go on to represent the north at the national final of the Rural Business Awards in February 2022.

Robertshaw’s is a family business in its third generation of farmers and butchers with the fourth generation training as an apprentice butcher.

Based on a working sheep farm in the Bronte country, producing prime lambs for the butchers.

The awards are organised by rural business for rural business with the aim of celebrating the achievements of rural businesses and developing a strong network for rural business owners.

Owner James Robertshaw said: “We are beyond excited to announce we have won the ‘Best Rural Retail Business’ in the whole of the north at The Rural Business Awards.

“A massive thank you to all our hard working, dedicated team, our wonderful customers and suppliers for your continued support. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Jemma Clifford, director and Co-Founder of The Rural Business Awards, said: “On behalf of the Rural Business Awards team, I would like to say congratulations to Robertshaw’s Farm Shop for this very well-deserved win and wish them all the best ahead of the national final.”

The 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.

The Awards are organised by rural business for rural business, with winners in the 13 categories – ranging from Best Rural Start Up and Best Rural Diversification Project; through to Best Rural Professional Services Business and Best Rural Innovation – decided by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, rural public sector agencies, and rural charitable organisations.