Diversification Category

  • Growth vouchers to give micro business boost

    The Government is promising to helping thousands more new businesses get off the ground by expanding its Start-Up loan scheme and opening up further the £230 billion worth of public sector contracts to the smallest firms. The scheme helps with the development of business ideas by providing a typical loan of £4,500 with mentoring support. Since the autumn, it has made 3,768 loans worth around £16 million and according to enterprise adviser, Lord Young, many of ...

    Posted at May 14, 2013 | By : | Categories : Diversification,News,Renewables,Rural Business | 0 Comment
  • CMM Rural heads for bootcamp

    CMM managing director, Graham Allen, will be in attendance at the 2013 Enviro-Entrepreneur Bootcamp, a major event hosted by the Nottingham CleanTech Centre (NCTC), for anyone with a cleantech business idea. From the 15th to 17th May, entrepreneurs, start-ups and small companies, who are developing products or businesses in the low carbon and environmental goods and services sectors, can benefit from an intense three-day programme delivered by seasoned cleantech entrepreneurs, business experts and investors. Sessions include: Clarifying your ...

    Posted at May 13, 2013 | By : | Categories : Diversification,Farming,News,Renewables,Rural Business,Rural Business | 0 Comment
  • Autumn Statement: investment allowance raised to £250k

    In today's Autumn Statement, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced a temporary increase in the Annual Investment Allowance, from £25,000 to £250,000 for two years, with the move aimed at supporting small and medium-sized businesses. In addition the Chancellor set out plans to create a £1 billion Business Bank to help smaller firms access finance and support. The Country Land and Business Association has welcomed the increase in the investment allowance saying it could kick-start investment ...

    Posted at December 5, 2012 | By : | Categories : Diversification,Farming,Renewables,Rural Business,Rural Business | 0 Comment
  • Government reaffirms commitment to rural businesses

    Rural England has apparently been given new powers to hold the Government to account on its promise to grow the rural economy and support thriving rural communities. The Rural Statement, launched by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson earlier this week, formalises the Government’s drive to help rural businesses overcome barriers to growth and make a sustainable contribution to economic recovery. Available on the Defra website, it sets out initiatives that are already making progress in this area alongside ...

    Posted at September 14, 2012 | By : | Categories : Commercial,Diversification,News,Rural Business,Rural Business | 0 Comment
  • A third of farmers plan investment in renewables

    Fears over rising energy costs mean that a third of UK farmers are planning to invest in renewables in the next two years, according to new research from Barclays. For those who have invested or are considering investing in renewables, the favored forms are as follows: solar (51%), wind (43%), biomass (15%), ground source (4%) and hydro (2%). Of those farmers not considering investing in renewable energy, the main reason given was that it would be too ...

    Posted at September 5, 2012 | By : | Categories : Diversification,News,Rural Business | 0 Comment