Working in partnership with The Field magazine, a cash prize of £10,000 is on offer to the winner who can demonstrate the requisite entrepreneurial spirit by running a company that is either based in the countryside or is making a sustainable contribution to the rural economy.

The award celebrates and supports the entrepreneurial talent that exists in the countryside at a time of great change, when uncertain environmental and market conditions have forced farmers to change their farming habits or in some cases, get out of farming completely.

Angus Keate, chief executive of Lycetts, said, ?For the UK?s estimated 160,000 rural businesses, changes in farming can also act as a positive catalyst for an emerging wave of entrepreneurial talent in the countryside. The number and quality of the entries which were received for last year?s award, was certainly a testament to this belief.?

The competition is open for three months with entries welcomed before the closing date of 4th August. Nominations can be submitted by or on behalf of an individual who meets the awards criteria. For further information, please visit www.thefield.co.uk.

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