Top rural award for Cornhill Farm

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A company from Cornwall has been named one of the best rural businesses in the country after winning a regional Rural Business Award.

Cornhill Farm from Camborne was named Best Rural Food or Drink Business at the South West regional finals of the Rural Business Awards in partnership with Amazon.

Cornhill will now go on to represent the south west at the national final of the Rural Business Awards in February.

Cornhill Farm is a mixed farming business based just outside Camborne. The Olds family have lived and worked on the farm since 1912. In more recent years, the family has expanded the farm to facilitate a chicken coup of 14,000 hens for its free-range enterprise. It also set up a contracting business alongside the work it does on the land.

Pete Olds from Cornhill Farm said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have achieved this accolade for our family free range egg farming business, and furthermore to have achieved a place in the national finals.

“We hope that us ‘being in the limelight’ will help raise greater awareness of the importance of buying quality British food produced from farms with the environment, high welfare and sustainability as core values, and our thanks go to Amazon and the Rural Business Awards for helping to boost rural businesses who strive to achieve these.”

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