6. Community Business Award
Thank you for all your entries, the awards are now closed. Watch this space for the announcement of the shortlist in January
She said in a letter to Harold Warne in 1908, "I have been talking to the Bank about the money for buying a field in Sawrey. Can I have a cheque for £100 last week November and a small cheque early December? I shall pay part of the price on Dec 1st and there will remain to pay in the future a sum of £300 at 4%, which need not cause any anxiety as the books are doing so well".
We want to celebrate local businesses that have a similar ethos to Beatrix - demonstrating their passion for Cumbria, and who contribute to the area and its communities, putting something back directly to support the Lake District.
We’ll be working closely with our partners, the University of Cumbria for this award. Sarah Stables, Enterprise & Business Lead said, "The University of Cumbria’s business school has a long history of supporting local businesses and budding entrepreneurs and is delighted to support the National Trust and the Beatrix Potter awards. It has also recently signed a ground-breaking agreement, a first collaboration of its kind in the country, with the National Trust to cement their future working relationship across a number of initiatives for engaging with local communities and help secure the excellent reputation and continued prosperity of Cumbria."