A local wedding phptographer is in the running to be named one of the best rural businesses in the UK after being shortlisted for a regional Rural Business Award.
Ritchie Coatsworth Photography, from Crook in County Durham, has been shortlisted in the North Best Rural Creative, Artisan or Crafts Business category at the 2019/20 Rural BusinessAwards, held in partnership with Amazon.
They will battle it out against fellow rural businesses, entrepreneurs and enterprises from across the region for a place at the national final.
Ritchie Coatsworth Photography started out as a part-time business but in 2016 took the plunge and opened a full-time portrait and wedding photography studio in the small market town of Crook in County Durham. The Rural Business Awards 2019/20, in partnership with Amazon, will mark the Awards' fifth year of celebrating the success of businesses across the UK's rural economy, a segment which employs in excess of 3.4 million people in over 750,000 businesses in England alone.
The Awards are organised by rural business for rural business, with the aim of celebrating the achievements of rural businesses and developing a strong network for owners.
Speaking after being shortlisted for an award, Ritchie from Ritchie Coatsworth Photography said: "I'm absolutely ecstatic with the news that we've been shortlisted for a Rural Business Award. Receiving this recognition from the Rural Business Awards and Amazon as only one of two County Durham based businesses to make into the finals is the icing on the cake of what's been a great journey for my business. I can't wait to attend the Regional Final later this year."
To find out more about Ritchie Coatsworth Photography,go to www.ritchiecoatsworthphotography.co.uk or to learn about the Rural Business Awards visit www.ruralbusinessawards.co.uk
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