Awards open for entries

Rural businesses in Northumberland are being offered the chance to vie for national acclaim.

The Country Land and Business Association has teamed up with the Rural Business Awards to recognise the nation’s best rural enterprises.

There are 13 categories, including prizes for best start-up business, diversification, community project, tourism and employer of the year.

Entries must be submitted by Thursday, June 30, and awards will be handed out at a ceremony in October.

For more information, or to enter visit www.