Business Membership

From: £5.00 / month

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.
  • A copy of our ‘In Your Field Magazine’ sent to your door – the current schedule includes a Spring and Autumn issue in 2018 with issues every quarter from Spring 2019
  • 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.
  • Discounts to all events, including the Rural Business Awards and our Conference planned for 16th November 2018
  • 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.
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Description

Join the rural revolution! A community that grows everyday and shares the challenges and successes of starting, running and growing a rural business. The Rural Business Group is the only Rural SME Membership Organisation offering practical business support in all areas of rural business.

The Rural Business Group has been established in light of our experience of directly working with rural small-to-medium enterprises over the last 3 years, through the Rural Business Awards. There is an apparent lack of easily accessible, practical business support to enable our businesses to establish, grow and thrive. Our own experiences echo those highlighted by DEFRA and a number of independent organisations: the challenges that we face are not only those around business operation and management, shared by all businesses, but are often compounded by the nature of where we operate – in rural locations.

As a rural business ourselves, we truly understand these challenges. Therefore our mission is to provide access to practical advice, support, resources and inspiration to begin to level the playing field and to demonstrate that the rural business sector can continue to deliver and increase its contribution the UK economy.

The time is now, and we believe that we will only achieve this by working together.

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

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, Small (50) Social Enterprise or Charity