Balcombe business nominated for an award

The Balcombe Club has been nominated for a Countryside Alliance Award, also known as the ‘Rural Oscars’.

The club in Stockcroft Road is one of several businesses in Sussex that have been nominated.

The Balcombe Club. Picture: Google Street View

The Balcombe Club. Picture: Google Street View

The categories for nominations are Local Food and Drink, Village Shop/Post Office, Butcher, Rural Enterprise and Pub.

The business has been nominated in the Local Food/Drink category.

Director Sarah Lee said: “These awards are a fantastic way to applaud our rural businesses for all the hard work that they do to help keep our local communities alive.

“It is such an honour to be able to recognise the rural businesses that represent the best in Britain’s entrepreneurial spirit and who do a great job to promote our beautiful countryside.

“I would urge everyone who wants to support their local businesses and communities to nominate them and give them the boost they so richly deserve.”

The awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of British food and farming, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses.

They are set apart from other award schemes because they are driven by public nomination, offering customers the chance to tell us why their favourite businesses are worthy of national acclaim.

Judges will not just be looking for evidence of great produce, customer service and innovation, but stories of how businesses serve their communities, a spokesman said.

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