National award success for Worcestershire business

A Worcestershire based company has been named one of the best businesses in rural Britain.

Sam Wilson Studio was named Best Rural Creative, Artisan or Craft Business at the national final of the Rural Business Awards, in association with Amazon.

Sam Wilson Studio is a luxury homeware brand inspired by the British countryside. Sam’s art tells stories of rural life, Cotswold villages and the surroundings where her studio is based, adapted into handmade lino cut designs.

Her linoprints are then adapted into designs for fabrics, homeware, china and stationery.

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

The Awards are organised by rural business for rural business, with winners in the 12 categories – ranging from Best Rural Start-up and Best Rural Diversification Project; through to Best Rural Professional Services Business and Best Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project – decided by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, rural public sector agencies, and rural charitable organisations.

Awards co-founder Anna Price said: “On behalf of the Rural Business Awards I would like to say congratulations to Sam Wilson Studio on this impressive achievement. We would also like to extend our best wishes to every business that entered. Every year we are seeing the standard increase and this year was no different. We are very proud to be showcasing the best of Rural Britain.”

For more information on the Rural Business Awards, visit their website.