We're Finalists!

As I sit here writing this blog, I can’t help but feel a sense of pride and excitement. As a business, we have just been announced as a finalist in the Startup Awards, and it’s a feeling like no other.

The Startup Awards recognises businesses all over the UK, from the north of Scotland to the Cornish coast. It’s an honour to be recognised amongst so many other fantastic businesses. In the current economic climate, it’s more important than ever to recognise and support rural businesses, as they often face unique challenges and barriers that other businesses don’t.

Our business is based in the heart of the Lanarkshire countryside, and we’re proud to be a part of this vibrant community. We know first-hand the challenges that come with running a business in a rural area, but we also know the benefits. We’re surrounded by stunning countryside and have access to a range of local suppliers and customers.

Being announced as a finalist in the Startup Awards has given us a platform to showcase our business to a wider audience. It’s not just about the recognition; it’s about the opportunity to connect with other like-minded businesses and individuals, especially those who share our passion for supporting rural economies.

We put a lot of effort and hard work into our business, so it’s satisfying to see it pay off with this recognition. We know we’re not alone in this; there are thousands of other businesses across the UK that are doing incredible things, and it’s great to see them being recognised too.

Of course, being a finalist is just the beginning. We’re excited to see where this recognition takes us and what opportunities it may bring. But, for us, it’s not just about winning; it’s about being recognised for the hard work we’ve put into our business and the contribution we’re making to our rural community.


As a small business, it’s important to remember that every little bit counts. No matter how small our impact is, we’re making a difference, and being a finalist in the Startup Awards is proof of that.

Rural businesses face challenges that urban businesses may not, such as lack of infrastructure and long distances between customers. These challenges can often lead to rural businesses struggling to compete with larger, more established companies. But, with recognition like the Startup Awards, it’s clear that there is support and appreciation for rural businesses.