Rural Innovator Awards 2016: Voting now open!

GrowBiz, the East Perthshire based local enterprise support organisation, is one of four projects short-listed for a Rural Innovators Award under the Business category.

Jackie Brierton, GrowBiz’s enterprise coordinator, said: ‘This is a great opportunity to showcase the diverse range of talented businesses we have in rural Perthshire. We’re delighted to be nominated and hope everyone will get behind us and give us their vote.’

The Rural Innovator Awards are run by Scottish Rural Action and seek to recognise and showcase some of the most innovative and effective ways in which rural challenges can be addressed. It will be awarded to a project, person or organisation who is improving life in rural communities by tackling one of the priority challenges, including enterprise.

Scottish Rural Action National Coordinator Emma Cooper said “We are very excited to be able to start accepting votes for the Rural Innovators Awards. Some incredible and inspiring projects were nominated for the awards in this category and shortlisting was a challenging task. We would encourage people to have a look at the shortlisted projects on our website and choose the project they find most innovative and inspiring. The awards will be presented at the Scottish Rural Parliament in Brechin”

You can vote online at

Voting closes at midnight on the 18th September 2016.

Winners will receive a paid-for place at the Scottish Rural Parliament 2016 on 6-8th October 2016 taking place at Brechin Community Campus in Angus and will have the opportunity to present their project to delegates.