Crown and Cover show to be Rural Enterprise Awards royalty

County Times: Crown and Canopy are glamping specialists based in Presteigne

A POWYS company specializing in the glamping industry has won two prizes at the regional Rural Business Awards.

Crown and Canopy from Presteigne was named Best Rural Professional Services Business and won the Sustainability and Environmental Impact Award at the southwest regional finals of the Rural Business Awards in partnership with Amazon, which took place virtually this year.

After their impressive performance in the regional finals, Crown and Canopy will now represent the southwest region in the national finals in February.

Crown and Canopy is a leading specialist in the glamping industry, providing world-class glamping advisory services. The company was founded in 2010 and has since worked with glamping locations across the UK, providing assistance with planning applications, funding and financing, and interior design services.

The 2021/2022 Rural Business Awards, held in partnership with Amazon, mark the seventh year to celebrate the success of businesses in the UK’s rural economy. The awards are organized by rural companies for rural companies with the aim of recognizing the achievements of the industry and developing a strong network for rural entrepreneurs.

Edward Busby of Crown and Canopy said, “We are overjoyed to win two categories in the Southwest Region. We are passionate about the development and survival of rural communities in the UK and so grateful that we are recognized for our work.

“Our goal is always to take a holistic approach, taking into account the social, cultural and ecological needs of each project. It is fantastic that Amazon and the Rural Business Awards support this approach to business in the rural sector and we are so proud to be a part of it. ”

“I would like to congratulate all nominated companies and wish Crown and Canopy the best of luck ahead of the national finals in February,” said John Boumphrey, Amazon’s Country Manager UK.

The Rural Business Awards are the brainchild of businesswomen Anna Price and Jemma Clifford from Leicestershire who wanted to showcase the wealth of entrepreneurial talent in rural areas of the UK.

Jemma, co-founder of the Rural Business Awards, added, “We are very proud to partner with Amazon to host the seventh annual Rural Business Awards.

“On behalf of the Rural Business Awards team, I would like to congratulate Crown and Canopy on this well-deserved victory and wish them all the best before the national final.”

The awards include winners in 13 categories – from “Best Rural Start-up” to “Best Rural Diversification Project”. The winners will be determined by an independent jury composed of the rural business sector, rural public sector authorities and rural charities.

A number of regional finals were held throughout October in the North, East, Midlands, South West, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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