07 Jun

Countryside Matters Campaign

The CLA launched their new campaign – the Countryside Matters- at the Devon County Show on May 18th this year. The campaign is designed to encourage whichever Government is elected at tomorrow’s General Election to “treat farming, the rural economy and our landscapes as a public investment priority”.

“Farming and fishing is the lifeblood of our nation’s food industry, providing the essential ingredients for over 1bn meals consumed every week,” said CLA President Ross Murray. “Agriculture in its varied forms has absolutely shaped the land, how it looks and breathes, and sustains the vast green lung that the countryside represents to our growing population and the inevitable urbanisation. The two, town and countryside, have to go hand in hand.”

For more information on this campaign go to their website or follow the campaign on social media #CountrysideMatters  or via @CLATweets

05 Jun

Rural Business Awards 2017-there’s still time to enter!

We at the DR Company specifically support rural businesses with access to funding, support with bid writing, project management and a host of other services. We are very much looking forward to seeing the results of this year’s Rural Business Awards which will be held on 5th October.

If you interested in applying, there is still time. Entries are open until 30th June 2017. See their website for all the details: https://www.ruralbusinessawards.co.uk/

Winners of the 2016 awards included: Jolly Nice from Gloucestershire for ‘Best Rural Start Up’, Scunthorpe’s The Pink Pig Farm for ‘Outstanding Rural Diversification Project’ and the Isle of Barra’s Buth Bhurraigh Ltd for ‘Social Enterprise/Community Project of the Year’. Other winners and more details can be seen here: https://www.ruralbusinessawards.co.uk/2016-winners/