WiRE Member is Champion of Champions at Rural Business awards

Posted: 9th October 2017

By: WiRE Team

WiRE Member is Champion of Champions at Rural Business awards

Scooping the coveted overall “Champion of Champions” award as well as the hard-fought “Best Rural Tourism Business” Award at the Rural Business Awards 2017 was Hoe Grange Holidays, based in Derbyshire’s Peak District. A working farm that had to curtail its dairy production, Hoe Grange Holidays prides itself on being accessible and eco-friendly, having identified a lack of suitable holiday accommodation for those with mobility challenges or visual impairments.

Commenting on their awards success, David and Felicity Brown, Owners of Hoe Grange Holidays said:“We started out as dairy farmers but spotted an opportunity to diversify our business and offer a positive experience for people to enjoy in the Derbyshire countryside. To have our success acknowledged at the Rural Business Awards is testament to all our hard work and to the people who have supported us along the way. We love to promote other rural businesses and use sustainable, economically friendly materials so we see the Rural Business Awards as the ultimate recognition for rural enterprises all over the country. It’s obviously a great honour to be named as Champion of Champions at this year’s ceremony and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for our business.”

Two other WiRE Members Katie Allen from Loopy Ewes and Megan Allen from Rural Roots PR were also Highly Commended in the awards