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Five years ago, teachers Pete and Andrea Moore started Forest and Beach and this year all their efforts have been acknowledged at the Rural Business Awards.
About Forest and Beach
An educational outdoor activities experience, Forest and Beach gives children of all ages a greater knowledge and appreciation of the natural world. With a passion to give children greater freedom as well as to help them to have a closer connection with the world around them, Pete and Andrea set about creating an experience unlike any other.
In a business that is continuing to expand on its offering, they provide forest days complete with activities such as outdoor cooking and shelter building, beach days through both schools and in the holidays, coastal adventures and residential stays. For all of this, they have been recognised at the Rural Business Awards, taking the South West regional title for Best Rural Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits Business 2018.
About the Rural Business Awards
The Rural Business Awards were established in late 2014 by business owners Jemma Clifford and Anna Price, and work with partner organisations large and small. These include the CLA, Amazon, who were their headline partners this year, BT Openreach, Prysm Group via Farm Business Innovation, HSBC, DEFRA and a number of niche rural organisations and charities.
The goal of the awards is to recognise businesses operating across the rural sector, to acknowledge the breadth and depth of opportunity presented by the British countryside, and well as to celebrate the achievements of rural businesses.
Forest and Beach was recognised alongside runner up Dynamic Adventures, and now goes on to be considered for the national awards.
Speaking to Southhams.com, Pete Moore said of the awards: “It’s such a proud and unexpected moment to have won this award. We have had such wonderful support, and to see the business grow and flourish, as well as the positive impact that it has on children and the way they interact with the environment, makes all the hard work worth it.”
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