Hawes artist shortlisted for national rural business award

Hawes artist Stacey Moore.

A Hawes artist 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.

Stacey Moore from Hawes has been shortlisted in the North Best Rural Creative business category at the 2019/20 Rural Business Awards, held in partnership with Amazon.

She will battle it out against fellow rural businesses, entrepreneurs and enterprises from across the region for a place at the national final.

Stacey Moore is one of Yorkshire’s best selling coloured pencil artists, specialising in fine art drawings of British Wildlife and farm animals. Early spring 2016 she pursued her dreams and opened up The Stacey Moore Gallery in Hawes.

Her original drawings and limited edition prints are now highly sought after by animal lovers across the world.

Speaking after being shortlisted for an award, Stacey said: “I was delighted when I found out I had made it to the finals of the rural awards, its great to see my small business been recognized nationally and shining a spot light on The Dales.”

Director and co-founder of The Rural Business Awards, Anna Price, said: “The 2019/20 Awards have seen record numbers of entries and it’s encouraging to see so many rural businesses express a desire to celebrate their successes on a regional and national scale.

“We are passionate about creating a nurturing environment where rural businesses can develop, and this starts by showcasing the great work they do.

“On behalf of everyone at the Rural Business Awards, we want to say well done to Stacey Moore Ltd, and all the shortlisted businesses, and wish them luck ahead of the regional finals.”

The North Rural Business Awards takes place on October 11.