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.
- 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