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Finalists announced for national Helping It Happen Awards 2021

September 13th 2021
Ten awards recognising rural Scotland including business resilience honours
The finalists for the Helping It Happen Awards 2021 have been announced, with nominations for those who have contributed to Scotland’s rural economy, enhanced the environment or made a success of their business despite the pandemic.
Now in its fifth year, the Helping It Happen Awards, sponsored by GLM, have become firmly established in recognising the role of estates,  rural businesses and community groups who are helping rural Scotland thrive. The awards are organised by rural business organisation, Scottish Land & Estates.
This year, there are ten award categories including a new ‘Business Resilience Award’. A full list of the award categories and finalists from across Scotland is attached.
The winners will be announced in a live virtual ceremony on 27 October 2021 at 7pm, which anyone is welcome to tune in to via the Scottish Land & Estates website. 
Sarah-Jane Laing, chief executive of Scottish Land & Estates, said:
“After another difficult year for many businesses and individuals, the entries in the Helping it Happen Awards have shown how resilient, resourceful and passionate individuals, rural businesses and organisations are in order to make a positive contribution to society. With 31 nominations being shortlisted as finalists, it’s clear that Scotland is home to people and organisations which benefit those in their area and beyond by providing jobs, high quality homes or helping Scotland meet its environmental goals.
“This year’s entries have provided us with so many inspiring stories and we are pleased that the Helping It Happen Awards are firmly established as a way of recognising how Scotland’s diverse people and businesses are making a vital contribution.”