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North Yorkshire business shortlisted in regional Rural Business Awards final

North Yorkshire business shortlisted in regional Rural Business Awards final


A North Yorkshire rapeseed oilbusiness has been named as one of the best in the North by a nationwide awards scheme that is run in partnership with Amazon.


Thixendale based Breckenholme has been shortlisted in theBest Manufacturing Business category of the Rural Business Awards 2018/19.


To reach the regional final, the business that is home to brands Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil and Charlie and Ivy's, had toprove that it has embraced the challenges of operating out of a rural premise, that it has a clear strategy, strong growth and financial performance and has laid the foundations for continued commercial success.


Of the shortlist, Breckenholme founder, Adam Palmer said: "We're thrilled to have reached the regional final of these high profile awards and we look forward to flying the flag for Yorkshire at the final."


Breckenholme has been shortlisted alongside four other start-up businesses, including West Yorkshire business Harrison Spinks Beds, from the North region that extends from Scotland to South Yorkshire. The regional winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Last Drop Village, Bolton on 9thOctober and will go forward to a national final in February, 2019.


TheRural Business Awards, run in partnership with Amazon, honour the best in British countryside enterprise.


Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil was established in 2008 by Adam and Jennie Palmer on their farm in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. They now produce a range ofoils, dressings and mayonnaisebased on their award-winning rapeseed oil that is produced exclusively from home. Their Yorkshire Wolds grown rapeis pressed, blended, bottled and labelled on the family farm. 





Photo: The Palmer family The Palmer Family


For more information or to arrange an interview withAdam or Jennie Palmer,please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


Direct line:01430 871360

Mobile:07971 961574



Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, please visit can also keep up with the latest news and updates from the business onTwitter,Facebook,Pinterestand on theirblog.
  2. Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil was established in 2008 when Adam and Jennie Palmer began cold-pressing their own oil seed rape and taking it to farmer's markets. They call North Breckenholme farm their home, situated on the edge of Yorkshire Wolds and on the outskirts of the North Yorkshire village Thixendale, close to Malton.
  3. The cold-pressed oil is extracted using a natural and chemical-free method, and is extra virgin as it is put through the presser just once. This means it retains all its taste, colour and health benefits, with a balance of omega 3, 6 and 9.