The Alliston Centre Business Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2023 Alliston Centre Business Awards. New for this year, the awards will recognise those businesses within the Farm491 and Cirencester Growth Hub memberships that demonstrate excellence in a range of categories:

The Innovation Award

This award will recognise companies who have created an innovative product or service or who have developed a disruptive business model. Entries should explain what the innovation need was and how their company has solved a problem or improved a product/service in an original way.

The Sustainability Award

This award will recognise best practice related to a product, processes or procedure. Entries should demonstrate how their company minimises impact on the environment and/or how their products or services deliver environmental benefit.

The Business Growth Award

This award will recognise growth in all its forms. The growth could be financial but it could also be growth in product or service range, market share, headcount or even your personal growth as a leader. This growth will be judged relative to the company’s size and business stage.



Entries are to be comprised of a 5 minute (maximum) video which describes you and your organisation, evidence which supports the award category you are entering, how this has changed your business for the better and your plans for the future of your business. Video entries and any supporting written documentation should be emailed to Verity –

The awards are open to current members of Farm491 and Cirencester Growth Hub. Entries must be submitted by 5pm on 16th May 2023. The entries will be pre-judged by a panel comprising of business advisors and the winner announced at the awards ceremony and lunch on 23rd May. The winner of each category will be awarded a framed certificate.


Terms and Conditions

‘We’ refers to the Royal Agricultural University which encompasses Farm491 and the Cirencester Growth Hub

‘Your/you’ refers to an entrant to the Alliston Centre Business Awards

  • The awards will be judged by a group of representatives and their decision will be final. By submitting an entry, you agree to provide information that is accurate and a true representation of your business. Judges reserve the right not to progress an entry if they consider the information provided inaccurate or misleading. The Judging Panel reserves the right not to award the prize if no entry is deemed to satisfy the aims and criteria of the prize.
  • We are not responsible for verifying any intellectual property rights relating to your entry, by entering the awards you confirm that you are the legal owner of all IP in relation to your entry. You also agree that a summary of your entry (save for any private financial/IP information which has been clearly marked) and any photos taken on the day may be shared publicly via Farm491 and Growth Hub channels for the purposes of promotion.
  • Any travel (or any other associated costs) related to the awards are payable by the entrant.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, The Royal Agricultural University excludes all liability for any direct or indirect loss or liability, costs, claims, taxes, charges or expenses arising from your participation in the competition.