Rural Business Award double for Gloucestershire firm based 'in the middle of nowhere'
By James Young | 25th November 2019
A Gloucestershire business that boasts of being based in "the middle of nowhere" has claimed two gongs at the South West Regional Rural Business Awards.
Sam Wilson Studio create drawings and bolt linoprint designs from a small base in the tiny hamlet of Saintbury on the Gloucestershire-Worcestershire border.
Run by Sam Wilson and husband Mark, the studio has two shops in chocolate box Cotswold towns, operating in Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold.
At the South West regional final for the Rural Business Awards, the Studio took home two prizes.
It was named best Rural Creative, Artisan or Craft Business, beating competition from Somerset, Devon and Sam Morris Cow Art from Gloucestershire.
Sam Wilson Studion also won the prestigious Best Rural Retail Business Award, ahead of competition from Cornwall and Wiltshire.
They will now face competition from the other regional winners at a National Final being held in Manchester at the end of February.
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