Thinking of setting up a rural retail business?
Join us for a 1 hour webinar where three industry specialists walk you through the three most important things you must consider before embarking on a start up or expanding rural retail business.


Aimed at farmers, landowners and rural businesses considering farm shops, garden centres, café’s, small retail business units and rural shops, you will hear from:

  • Mark Ellis from Appetiteme – covering how to assess what the market demand is in your area, what they most important things are to consider, how to do your own due diligence and what a feasibility study would look like.
  • Ian Bell from Folk2Folk – covering what they look for when assessing finance applications, loan to value, assets required, grants and features a couple of case studies.
  • Angela Cantrell from The Rural Planning Co – covering how to assess any planning ‘red flags’ and what the process of gaining planning permission looks like.


Finishing with a Q&A, by the end of the webinar you should have a clear idea of how to proceed with your ideas, and what next steps you need to take to ensure you approach any new business with clear well-planned focus. 

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This webinar has already taken place but you can watch a recording of it below. Content in the session was correct at the time of filming (27/04/2022).

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