We have proudly claimed the title of Best Food & Drink Business at the prestigious national Rural Business Awards 2016.
We beat off 10 other finalists from across the UK to win the Best Food & Drink Business accolade. The title was awarded to us by a panel of rural industry experts including Helen Woolley, Director General of the Country Land and Business Association, and Jim Dixon, a Trustee of the Heritage Lottery Fund and director of two rurally-based businesses.
James said: “The whole Keelham team are thrilled that we’ve won such a fantastic award which understands and celebrates rural businesses like ours. It’s the relationships that we’ve built up with over 400 local farmers and producers over three generations of Robertshaws, that enable us to deliver affordable fresh food to around 19,000 customers a week. Yorkshire is a county of riches when it comes to farming and land-based business, and it’s really exciting that together we are helping to put Yorkshire on the national foodie map."
Awards co-founder Jemma Clifford said: “It’s great to see Yorkshire do so well in our Rural Business Awards with some fabulous winners in a broad spectrum of areas. The entry from Keelham Farm Shop in our food and drink category simply ticked every box that we were looking for. This was a strong candidate supporting local food producers and offering some really innovative, practical solutions to help local people access fresh locally grown food.”