Meet the team

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We are a close team based at Harper Adams University in Shropshire. We have all run our own successful rural business at some point in our career, we are extremely passionate about helping women succeed in their business venture. Call us on 01952 815338

Polly Gibb – WiRE Director

Polly is a champion of tiny businesses and of the fantastic contribution they make to their families, communities and the rural economy. After graduating, she spent several years overseas working in rural development. Since returning to England Polly worked for an environmental charity and ran her own tiny rural business before the inception of WiRE. In 2013 Polly was awarded an OBE for service to the rural economy

Fiona Davies – WiRE Business Manager

Soon after leaving Essex University with a Sociology degree Fiona became hooked by business, working in training, sales and marketing in London. She then came to work at Harper Adams on a farm diversification project, which provided the initial research for WiRE. Along the way Fiona launched and ran her own successful business for 3 years

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