Business Networks

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WiRE - Women in Rural Enterprise

WiRE is the only national UK organisation to promote, support and develop rural businesswomen. Based at Harper Adams and started as a result of Harper research WiRE supports over 2000 rural businesses; recognising the barriers faced by rural businesswomen and providing a package of business services designed specifically to help rural business women. Support includes 60 business networks, marketing and PR, Start Up and Growth training and access to a wide range of rural business expertise. WiRE helps create and grow rural businesses, sustaining and regenerating rural economies and keeps rural businesswomen on the political and business agenda.

Website: www.wireuk.org

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OpenFields

OpenFields is a searchable, free to access resource for practitioners, students, managers and other professionals.

The library comprises directly accessible text documents with the capacity to hold other resources such as video and audio clips and pc and web interactive tools.

The library will develop to encompass different types of acquisition including: Technical and Business Information Items; Research Papers; Learning Materials.

Website: www.openfields.org.uk

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ruralconsultancy.com

ruralconsultancy.com provides rural enterprises with specialist business management and marketing consultancy services.

ruralconsultancy.com is a small dedicated team with nearly 20 years experience in marketing research, consultancy and business training. Over this time we have produced professional quantitative and qualitative research reports to meet the strategic marketing requirements of a wide range of clients.

We are based at Harper Adams University in Shropshire and act as the consultancy team and reach out arm for the Business, Management and Marketing Group.

Website: www.ruralconsultancy.com

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NRKE - National Rural Knowledge Exchange

NationalRural is a Knowledge Exchange - a service provided by universities and colleges for rural businesses and organisations. It is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, and is one of 22 Centres for Knowledge Exchange activity in the country.

Website: www.nationalrural.org

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NCFI - National Care Farming Initiative

Care farming is still in its early stages of development in the UK, although numbers of farms are growing. Farmers that have been offering on-farm health, education and welfare services for people in need have often felt isolated in the absence of a national network.

The NCFI(UK) seeks to offer providers the benefits of collaborative action.

Website: www.ncfi.org.uk

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