An MS is urging constituents in North Wales to nominate businesses for top rural awards.
Llyr Gruffydd, who represents the region in the Senedd, is encouraging the local community to get nominating now that the annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open to public nomination.
The Plaid Cymru politician, who is his party’s Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs said they are an “excellent way” to honour those who “keep rural Wales thriving”.
The Awards, which have been dubbed the ‘Rural Oscars’, were created because of a need to support and promote rural communities.
They celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural communities, the country’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills, forward-thinking enterprises and, most of all, its people, can flourish.
Businesses can be nominated in the following five categories, which are the Local Food Award, the Village shop/ Post Office Award, the Rural Enterprise Award, the Butcher Award, and the Rural Pub Award.
Nominations are open until 12 November. Judging will then take place and Wales winners will be announced at the Senedd on the 27th of February 2024.
Llyr Gruffydd MS said: “These awards are an excellent way to promote the local businessmen and women who are working hard to keep rural Wales thriving.
“Our produce here in Wales is second to none and there are many community heroes and businesses worthy of recognition, so please get involved and nominate today.
“Let’s see if we can bring a title home and tell a positive story about North Wales.”
Nominations are open online at www.countryside-alliance.org.