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Triumph for Aberdare Business in the Rural Business Awards

Written by on 26th February 2021

On the evening of the 25 th February 2021, Jo Perrott, Founder of The Ladies Working Dog Group, won the Triumph Over Adversity Award at the Rural Business Awards. Jo Perrott, from Aberdare, started the organisation in 2016 for women who work dogs. What started as a Facebook group has now grown to over 3,000 members, alongside a following of 11,000 on Instagram.

The members are all across the world, including Australia, Europe, Canada and the US.


After winning the award, Jo Perrott said: “This award wasn’t just me, my team or the dogs, it was every single lady who participated in our community. The ladies are what make us The Ladies Working Dog Group and without them we would never be where we are today. I’d also like to thank every gentleman who tells women to join us, and to every business who supports what we do. We want the success of The Ladies Working Dog Group to be a glimmer of hope for anyone who is struggling or who has struggled in the past. A massive thank you to the Rural Business Awards and Amazon for this amazing opportunity.”


The Ladies Working Dog Group’s mission is to cultivate confidence and create community for women with working dogs. The community has a lot on offer and members can look forward to monthly masterclasses, virtual meet ups, training tools, expert Q & A sessions along with access to a Facebook group for women to feel safe and support one another.
The Rural Business Awards 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 our rural businesses, from engineering through to artisan food producers and professional services organisations.