English Heritage Buildings has been voted the South East’s “Best Rural Manufacturing Business” in the Rural Business Awards 2018.

We were announced the winner of this year’s award at a glittering ceremony held on 23 October at Denbies Wine Estate. We are honoured to receive this accolade, which recognises our commitment, as a British manufacturer of oak frame buildings, to exceptional quality, craftsmanship and service.

Managing Director, Darren Hook, said:

“English Heritage Buildings provide high-quality, traditionally-designed oak frame buildings, and is passionate about keeping the tradition of this building style alive. Rural manufacturing is a key part of the sector, providing many employment opportunities across the country. We are proud to be a part of the Rural Business Awards, a programme which helps to raise the profile of British manufacturers.”

Speaking about the company and why it was chosen to receive the award, Rural Business Awards Co-Founder, Jemma Clifford, said:

“English Heritage Buildings is a very impressive company, clearly well run and deserved to be a Rural Business Awards winner for a range of reasons. The company shows both a commitment to high quality manufacturing, as well as a business model that supports the local community. In fact, the firm really immerses itself in the local community, making products that fit the scenery and making a proactive effort to support many other local businesses. The company also illustrates an excellent story when it comes to sustainability, employment and waste management, and we wish them luck in the National Final in February 2019.”

Now in its fourth year, the Rural Business Awards is the only UK-wide programme dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses. The awards are organised by rural business for rural business, with winners in the 13 categories – ranging from Best Rural Start-up and Outstanding Rural Diversification Project; through to Best Rural Professional Services Business and Rural Education or Training Business – decided by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, rural public sector agencies, and rural charitable organisations.

English Heritage Building’s award journey doesn’t end there; following our regional win we will now go on to represent the region at the national final in February 2019 to compete against the other five winning businesses in this category.