New Rural Focus for Cornwall


Farmers and rural businesses in Cornwall are set to benefit from an enhanced range of dedicated support services delivered across the south west by Peninsula Enterprise.

David Hynd

Formerly part of its Business Link operation, the organisation’s specialist rural service is now called Rural Focus and the first of a new series of local events has already been confirmed at venues across Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

David Hynd, head of rural services at Peninsula Enterprise, said: “More and more farmers and rural businesses are looking to improve efficiencies and develop their core operations rather than to diversify, and it’s important we take full account of new developments in RDPE support schemes and the potential implications of current CAP reform discussions.”

The first in a series of new events during November and December will include half day workshops on internet marketing and social media workshops.

Future events will include special workshops on key topics such as rural planning, finance and employment law – with particular reference to seasonal workers and sales and marketing for rural enterprises.