Case Studies

South Devon Coastal LAG -Pilgrim of Brixham


Read about how South Devon Coastal LAG funding helped Pilgrim of Brixham restore a 19th Century trawler to offer sailing experiences on the South Devon Coast. Read our account of the Pilgrim’s Progress!


Accessing funding – Heron Valley

Heron Valley


The funding streams we manage at the DR Company include specific grants for farms and rural businesses in South and West Devon.  On their organic farm near Kingsbridge, Natasha Green’s family has developed their fruit juice and cider business with the help of a Local Action grant …read on for more detail… Heron Valley case study

GD LEAF Funding – Carrapitt Plants

The DR Company successfully allocated around £2 million of funding through the GD LEAF 2008-2013. We are now managing the GD LEAF 2015-2020 and have a further £2 million to allocate to eligible businesses in the Dartmoor area. Carrapitt Plants was one of the very first applicants to successfully apply for money through GD LEAF 2015-2020, read how it helped their business to grow and develop



Supporting Community Projects – OCRA Pavilion in the Park

pavilion in the parkAt DR we support the rural community to be competitive. When the Okehampton Community Recreation Association  (OCRA) needed money to build a Pavilion to enhance the services available to the local community, we were able to help them apply for the Communities Facilities Fund. Read the Case Study Here/>



Helping Young People in Business – Emily Fleur Photography

The DR Company  set up the Young Business Growth Project to help young people between the ages of 16 and 30 to start up or develop their own businesses. One person who received support through the project was photographer Emily Fleur.  Read the Case Study here



Supporting Projects from Concept to Completion
– The Churston Scallop Shell Crusher Project

IMG_3196 (2000 x 1500)The DR Company has worked with hundreds of local, rural projects in the South West providing business support and access to funding. With the wide experience this gives the DR Company team, it means they are able to support a project from concept to completion. DR Consultants worked with Richard Haddock on his Churston scallop shell crusher project for over four years. Read the case study here


Supporting business development – Woodhayes

Woodhayes the stable yard After


At the DR Company we understand rural and farming businesses, having worked with hundreds of businesses to turn their ideas into reality successfully.  Woodhayes is one of those businesses … to find out the whole story…. Woodhayes case study

Helping young entrepreneurs – Rory Sanders

Rory Sanders PlantThe DR Company set up the Young Business Growth Project to help young entrepreneurs get businesses up and running.  Rory Sanders was one beneficiary of this project, and is now the proud owner-operator of R Sanders Plant Hire.  For more background on this….Rory Sanders case study