Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, has nominated three local businesses for the Countryside Alliance Awards, known as the ‘Rural Oscars’.
For the ‘Local Food Award’, Margot submitted the Windsor Castle Inn, which specialises in freshly prepared homemade food and Sadler’s ales, brewed exclusively in Lye.
In the ‘Enterprise Award’ category, Margot nominated Porter & Woodman, a local business which designs and markets gift hampers, wood packaging and signage for companies including Jaguar Land Rover, John Lewis and the National Trust. They have grown their sales by 22% in the last 12 months and have this year taken on 6 new employees, with all employees being local to Stourbridge.
Margot also nominated Langs of Wollaston for the ‘Butcher Award’, for their excellent selection of meat, award winning pies and friendly staff.
The Awards close to nominations on the 29th October, and regional winners will be announced in January 2013. Overall winners will be announced at a reception in the House of Lords in March 2013.
Margot said: “I am delighted to nominate the Windsor Castle Inn, Porter & Woodman and Langs of Wollaston in their various categories. These are all businesses that I have visited recently and been very impressed by. Although from different sectors, they all nevertheless have one thing in common: an absolute dedication to delivering a great product to the customer and a determination to improve wherever possible. I am sure that each will do well in their categories and hopefully Stourbridge can bring home at least one winner, if not all three.”