Egg producer and packer LJ Fairburn & Son has been named Rural Business of the Year at the annual Amazon Growing Business Awards.
The Lincolnshire firm was crowned the winner of its category at a showpiece ceremony in London on 28 November after competing against companies from across the UK for the top prize.
The Amazon Growing Business Awards, which celebrates 20 years this year, are the UK’s most established and respected recognition of SME and entrepreneurial success.
Along with LJ Fairburn & Son, 16 other businesses from across the country were recognised for their successes in a range of different categories.
Sarah Louise Fairburn from LJ Fairburn & Son said, “I’m thrilled to be bringing this award back home to Alford. Our team is so dedicated and together we have helped to grow our business into something we can all be really proud of. Being rurally-based is not only crucial to our business, but part of our family heritage, and with the development of technology we are now connected to businesses and customers all over the country.
“A huge congratulations to all the winners and businesses highly commended at this year’s Amazon Growing Business Awards”, said Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon. “Businesses like LJ Fairburn & Son are the lifeblood of the UK economy and a true inspiration to others, so it’s great to see them recognised for their incredible entrepreneurship, creativity and innovative spirit at the awards.”
This year’s winning businesses come from a range of industries including design, manufacturing, travel, healthcare and retail. They join a prestigious list of businesses who have gone on to further successes after competing in the Amazon Growing Business Awards. Companies like Revolut, Go Ape, Innocent Drinks, Betfair and Fever-Tree have become household names.