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Event H&S specialists Harrier UK finalist in National Awards

Harrier secures one of 12 finalist places for Best Professional Services company in Rural Business Awards

Derbyshire-based events health and safety specialists Harrier UK are finalists in the prestigious Rural Business Awards, the only UK-wide dedicated business awards for the rural community and which are supported by the CLA, as well as MPs from across the country.  

Best known for delivering the health and safety for high profile events including Bruce Springsteen’s UK stadium tour, Comic Relief Dance-a-thon, Y Not Festival and the Nottingham Caribbean Carnival , Harrier UK was established in 2010 and has since gone on to deliver more than 30% of the UK dates of the multi-million pound international stadium touring market.

Joint founder and organiser of the Rural Business Awards, Jemma Clifford, says: “The standard of entries was extremely high this year and the finalists in all 13 categories have done very well to get this far. However, the Professional Services category, within which Harrier UK is a finalist, has actually been the most competitive category this year, receiving the most entries. We have received applications from all corners of the UK in 2016.

“Harrier made its mark on us for a number of reasons including the pace of its recent growth, the nature of its customer testimonials and its contribution to the rural economy. Harrier will find out, along with all the other finalists, which firm will take away the top spot at the Rural Business Awards Ceremony on 13 October at The Belfry Hotel & Spa in the West Midlands.”

Becoming a Rural Business Award finalist comes just months after Harrier UK won a prestigious International Safety Award from the British Safety Council (March 2016), for its work delivering the health and safety for the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Harrier UK Managing Director Andy Smith comments: “We are absolutely thrilled to have made it to the finals of such a high profile awards scheme, particularly given that the competition was so strong. We are extremely proud of our track record, how strong our growth has been over the two years and, of course, that we have kept nearly half a million people safe, thanks to our commitment to common sense health and safety.

“Being a finalist is a tribute to the whole Harrier team and we are looking forward to finding out whether we are overall winners in a few months’ time!”

There are 13 Rural Business Award categories, all of which will result in one winner and one runner-up. One of the category winners will also be picked to be the Rural Business Awards ‘Champion of Champions’.  The awards are sponsored by Janine Edwards Wealth Management Ltd, Principal Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management. The Rural Business Awards Ceremony will take place on 13 October 2016.

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