WiRE News

Rural Business Awards – open for nominations

By WiRE Team

Posted: 24th April 2017

The aim of the Rural Business Awards is to give recognition to businesses operating right across the Rural sector. The CLA define rural businesses as fitting into three broad categories…


PitchFest 2017 now open for applications

By WiRE Team

Posted: 24th April 2017

Pitchfest 2017, part of Venturefest WM, is underway and accepting applications. As well as a great opportunity for businesses to win investment and raise their profile, we’re pleased to announce…


Women in Parliament workshops

By WiRE Team

Posted: 27th March 2017

Claire Mullen who recently presented at the Burton WiRE Network is extending the offer of running a Women in Parliament workshop – for any group or organisation. Women in Parliament, from…


Rural Enterprise Programme – Grants in Staffordshire

By WiRE Team

Posted: 22nd March 2017

The grants programme is administered by Staffordshire County Council and funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Rural Enterprise Programme offers grants of between £10k and £65K  to…


£21.9 million cash boost for The Marches to help create local jobs and growth

By WiRE Team

Posted: 21st March 2017

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced a government cash boost of £21.9 million for The Marches to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth. Some of the locally-chosen projects likely to…


New WiRE Network in Kent launches inMay

By WiRE Team

Posted: 20th March 2017

Join Brenchley & Matfield WiRE and grow your business with support, collaboration, and friendship. Our New WiRE group meets in Matfield on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10…


£120 million available to support growth in rural areas

By WiRE Team

Posted: 20th March 2017

Businesses in rural areas are being invited to submit interest in support for jobs and growth under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). The RDPE Growth Programme supports projects that invest…


WiRE Conference 2017 Charity – Please a pack of pants

By WiRE Team

Posted: 7th March 2017

I’m Victoria Prince, co-Network Leader at WiRE Doves in Derbyshire and I’m also an Ambassador for The Dignity Project (One By One) which is the official charity of the WiRE…


WiRE Conference 2017 – The Power of YOU (Fully Booked)

By WiRE Team

Posted: 7th March 2017

The WiRE Conference is now Fully Booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email info@wireuk.org, we’ll let you know if any places become available.…


WiRE Conference 2017 – Inspirational Speakers

By WiRE Team

Posted: 7th March 2017

Emma Heal joined graze.com as Retail Director in November 2014 and is now Managing Director, UK Retail. Bringing 15 years of commercial leadership experience and entrepreneurial spirit to the graze team, her remit…