Business Membership

From: £5.00 / month with a 6-month free trial

Member Benefits Include:

  • Access to business support at the end of the phone from 9-5 Monday to Friday.
  • Email support – send us your business support challenge and we will assist you.
  • Exclusive access to the member area of our website, with current news, articles, offers and opportunities.
  • FREE UNLIMITED entries to The Rural Business Awards.
  • A copy of our ‘In Your Field Magazine’ sent to your door – the current schedule is twice annually for 2019 and quarterly in 2020.
  • Your enquiries will require us to assist you with active connections – we listen to you and connect you to trusted advisors, with no obligation for you to employ them. We will also give you multiple options where appropriate to suit your budget.
  • Free access to Rural Business Group Events, with in excess of 12 already in the making.
  • Opportunities for networking with like-minded individuals and businesses.
  • Exclusive access to Academy webinars from industry leaders.
  • We will champion your cause with Government and rural lobbying groups.

Membership is currently FREE for the first six months to celebrate our launch which takes place on 28th February 2019.
Once the FREE period is over the membership costs that will be applied are as follows. (without sign up fee)


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We represent Rural Businesses both large and small. We define rural businesses at those who are located in rural areas or who’s customer base is mainly made up of rural customers or clients.

We aim to provide our members with inspiration, support, advice and guidance to set up, operate and thrive in their chosen business. We will also promote our members interests with our partners and supporters and other rural membership organisations, provide access to national and local networking, create opportunities to get involved with issues based campaigns and events and further shape our Group to be as relevant as possible to rural SME’s and micro businesses.

By connecting you with other rural businesses in your area we hope to grow a community of businesses who support and empower each other with our backing, guidance and help. By supporting local face to face events as well as growing and online community we will facilitate the development of these networks.

The Group will provide practical business support both on and offline underpinned by a telephone hotline which will triage your issues and provide first line support to address your business questions. As experts in the rural sector our extensive network is likely to provide you with specific and relevant advice and answers to your most pressing challenges.

As well as advice we will also offer preferential rates on essential business services provided by our trusted partners.

Whether you want to start, grow, or achieve greater recognition for your business the Rural Business Group aims to help you achieve your business aspirations.

We will:

  • Talk to you to establish how we can assist you
  • Be available through multiple channels – both on and offline
  • Respond to you in a timely manner
  • Treat you like an individual
  • To be impartial and always do our best to give you alternative solutions
  • Ensure our response is understandable and relevant to you and your business
  • Protect your data in accordance with GDPR and the RBA Privacy policy

Additional information

Membership Type

Monthly, Annual

Business Size

Individual and Self Employed, 2-5 Employees, 6-10 Employees, 11-20 Employees, 21-30 Employees, 31-50 Employees, 51-100 Employees, 101-200 Employees, Over 200 Employees, Social Enterprise or Charity – Under 50 Employees, Social Enterprise or Charity – Over 50 Employees