Rural Enterprise UK
Rural Enterprise UK is an initiative led by Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, and Newcastle University Business School (NUBS), working with partners in government and businesses to understand and improve the success of rural firms across the UK.
It is vital for the UK economy that the Government’s new Industrial Strategy encourages growth in all sectors but research has shown that rural areas often risk being overlooked
The English countryside alone contributes over a million enterprises and £250b GVA to the UK economy and, although farming is still an important element, the range of businesses is diverse and interconnected
Rural areas are by no means business backwaters but make an important contribution to the economic prosperity of the UK.
In the past rural economies have been overlooked by policymakers when they could be boosting productivity and jobs significantly and helping to rebalance economic growth across Europe
Rural businesses contribute significantly to UK economic prosperity but are often overlooked; more could be done to support their growth and to help them flourish.
INNOGROW keeps readers informed of the progress and key outcomes on the adoption of innovation by rural economy SMEs.
Newcastle University's Rural Enterprise UK initiative convened a workshop to inform and gain participants' views about the UK Industrial Strategy at the 15th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference.
New analysis of rural firms in the English regions shows rural businesses to be significantly more likely to be profitable than businesses in urban areas.
The Rural Entrepreneurship conference, 14th - 16th June 2017
Rural Enterprise UK’s analysis of the UK Government’s Longitudinal Small Business Survey 2015...
Researchers from Newcastle University's Centre for Rural Economy have urged the UK Government to...
Researchers from Rural Enterprise UK were invited to a high level meeting in February with Local Enterprise Partnerships and representatives from Defra to...