A FARM shop and cafe has been nominated for a business award.

Cedarbarn, near Pickering, which is run by Mandy and Karl Avison and daughter Chloe – has also been chosen from hundreds of shortlisted entrants to be named regional finalist in the Best of British award in the Red Ribbon Awards.

Mandy said: "We’re absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for these two awards – particularly as they recognise the thing most precious to us, our family."

Now in its seventh year, the Red Ribbon Awards has become the most sought-after accolade for British, independently-owned businesses, with previous nominees including Shepherd Neame, Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche and East End Foods.

Amalia Brightley-Gillott, director of the Red Ribbon Awards, run by Family Business Place, said: “This year we’ve seen more nominations than ever before and I’m always astounded by how many exciting, innovative businesses are out there, driven by the country’s most entrepreneurial business leaders.

"There are more than three million family firms and they employ one in three people. These awards are about recognising the real engine room of Britain’s economy.”

Cedarbarn will represent Yorkshire at the National Red Ribbon Awards ceremony at Wembley Stadium on July 15, where 10 companies will be crowned winners.