North Chailey Business wins top award

Rachel Watkyn Managing Director of Tiny Box Company

Tiny Box Company from East Sussex has won the Triumph Over Adversity Award at the 2020/21 Rural Business Awards.

The North Chailey based company battled it out against hundreds of businesses, entrepreneurs and enterprises from across the country to be named a national winner.

Tiny Box Company is a supplier of recycled and eco-friendly packaging, and living proof that luxury and beauty need not be compromised when making ethical packaging choices and the Rural Business Awards 2020/21 will mark the Awards’ sixth year of celebrating the success of businesses across the UK’s rural economy.   

Speaking after winning The Triumph Over Adversity Award, Rachel Watkyn Managing Director of Tiny Box Company, said: “I am truly humbled to receive the Triumph Over Adversity Award alongside every other worthy winner in this category at the Rural Business Awards. The past year has been especially difficult for businesses, so to receive this award means the absolute world to our Tiny Team. I want the success of Tiny Box Company to be a glimmer of hope for anyone who is currently struggling or has struggled in the past – better days are on the horizon. Thank you, Rural Business Awards and Amazon.”


Director and Co-Founder of The Rural Business Awards, Jemma Clifford, said: “This year has been an unprecedented challenge for businesses across the country but we have still had a fantastic amount of entries from rural businesses, showing the true determination of people working in the rural economy. Here at the Rural Business Awards we remain committed to our vision of showcasing the fantastic work of rural businesses and believe that it has never been more important than now. On behalf of the RBA team, we want to say well done to Tiny Box Company.”

The Awards are organised by rural business for rural business, with winners in the 13 categories – ranging from Best Rural Start-up and Best Rural Diversification Project; through to Best Rural Professional Services Business and Best Rural Innovation – decided by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, rural public sector agencies, and rural charitable organisations.