Recently, the Countryside Alliance Awards Regional 2021 winners were announced. Two of the regional winners are based in Skipton and Ripon.
Julian Smith said 'Congratulations to the Dales Store on being named regional winner of the Countryside Alliance 2021 best village shop award. They source excellent local produce and provide a great friendly service. In 2014, I visited the store run by Andrea and Matthew to help re-open the newly integrated post office.
It is also brilliant news that Farmison & Co who are based in Ripon and source excellent high quality British produce from local, family run farms have been named regional winner of the Countryside Alliance 2021 best butcher award. Last year I visited and viewed the companies expansion plans and heard about the company's success creating jobs and growing consumer demand for local meat.'