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Meg Hawkins Art has been shortlisted in the Midlands Best Rural Business Start Up Category of the Rural Business Awards 2018/19!

Shropshire lass, Meg Hawkins is a licensed, published watercolour artist whose work features on greetings cards, prints, gifts and homeware. Her unique style and prolific work rate have earnt Meg loyal fans and customers throughout the UK since her brand was launched. She is thrilled to have been shortlisted by the Rural Business Awards in recognition of her brand’s intimate relationship with the countryside in which it was born.

The Rural Business Awards (RBAs) began in 2014 and are now in their 4th year. The aim of the awards has not changed over the years and they aim to give recognition to businesses operating right across the Rural sector, to acknowledge the breadth and depth of opportunity presented by the Great British countryside, as well as to celebrate the achievements of rural businesses, from engineering through to artisan food producers and professional services organisations.

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The thirteen award categories are decided by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, official agencies and rural charitable organisations. The aim is to grow The Rural Business Awards to become the UK’s most prestigious and respected awards for rural businesses and to develop a strong network and community of rural business owners.

Speaking of her achievements in being shortlisted, Meg says, “I am really honoured to have been shortlisted and so excited to be part of the prestigious Rural Business Awards. This means such a lot to me and the whole MHA team who all work so hard. Being a rural business in many ways defines our story and our journey to this point. It is going to be so much fun celebrating rural businesses at the awards ceremony in October.”

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About Meg Hawkins:

Meg Hawkins is a licensed, published British watercolour artist whose work features on greetings cards, prints, gift and homeware. Meg’s unique style reflects the movement and energy of the subjects she paints. By blending colour and method, Meg has become known and loved for her emotive and joyous range of work. Meg’s work is designed to bring life and happiness to any home. She has a desire to create beautiful pieces that can be used and enjoyed every day. Meg’s background is in art, sculpture, interiors and photography, but after 16 years as a professional photographer, she took up her passion for art again and 4 years ago established Meg Hawkins Artist. Her brand has continued to grow with Meg’s beautiful work adorning homes all over the world. Meg’s relationship with her customers has developed through the characterisation of each design, a popular process Meg brilliantly engages her customers with on social media. Make sure you follow for your chance to name and win a new Meg Hawkins bird or animal! Meg now has a wide range of stockists both nationally and internationally, including the National Trust, which has been key to joker growing fan base. She is also licensed by several UK and international licensees so her work can be seen on a wide range of kitchenware and garden products. Meg is currently busy developing new images and products, including her new special edition homeware gifts to her ever-expanding product range on surface pattern print featuring her original artwork. Meg works from her stunning rural studio in the Shropshire Hills... you must visit one day. The MHA team have worked hard to bring you a beautiful British made quality products. All of her cards and prints are printed on FSC card.

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