Meet the Team
We are a close team based at Harper Adams University College in Shropshire. As most of us have run our own successful rural business at some point in our career, we are extremely passionate about helping women succeed in their business venture.
WiRE Membership Team
Polly Gibb - WiRE Director
Polly has a Biology degree from Oxford University and an MSc in Land Resource Management from Cranfield. After graduating, she spent several years in hot and “interesting” countries working in agricultural and rural development. Since returning to England Polly has had various jobs, including working for environmental charities and a four year stint as a freelance bid-writer.
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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 HAUC 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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Julie Edwards - Networks Manager
Julie has a degree in Textile Design from the University of Huddersfield and an MA in Art & Design from the University of Wolverhampton. Julie has worked in design and production, has designed textiles for high street retailers and carpets for hotels and casinos. Since moving back to Shropshire in 1998 Julie had various jobs and also ran her own business.
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