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2011 Yorkshire finalists

Yorkshire’s finalists have been announced in the 2011 Countryside Alliance Awards, with top local businesses vying for one of four Yorkshire Champion titles and the chance of national acclaim.

The Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, are now in their seventh year of celebrating the characters, skills, traditions and enterprise of the countryside through the people who work so hard to make it tick. Each finalist has received numerous nominations from adoring customers and supporters and hopes to go all the way to the Parliamentary final next March. The 2011 finalists for Yorkshire are:


Local Food category finalists


Village Shop/ Post Office category finalists

  • Carlton Post Office, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, 0113 282 4064
  • Dale Stores, Birstwith, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, 01423 770271
  • Wardill Bros General Store, Thornton Le Dale, Pickering, North Yorkshire, 01751 474335, 


Enterprise category finalists


Butcher category finalists

  • C & L Herd Family Butchers, Keighley, West Yorkshire, 01535 605 970
  • Ellisons Butchers, Cullingworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, 01535 272 491
  • Lishman's of Ilkley, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, 01943 609436,