Member News

The Dandelion Hideaway – Best Glamping Destination of the Year 2017 – VistEngland Awards 2017

By: Sharon Earp

Posted: 16th October 2017

Farmer John & Sharon Earp from The Dandelion Hideaway in Leicestershire have won the national award, in the newly created category of Glamping Provider of the Year for VisitEngland’s Awards…

Derbyshire Doves in the News

Posted: 16th October 2017

                                              Lindsay Trevarthen is Co-Network Leader for WiRE…

WiRE Member is Champion of Champions at Rural Business awards

Posted: 9th October 2017

Scooping the coveted overall “Champion of Champions” award as well as the hard-fought “Best Rural Tourism Business” Award at the Rural Business Awards 2017 was Hoe Grange Holidays, based in…

Herefordshire Rural Hub appoints Liz Lloyd as its new Chair

Posted: 3rd October 2017

Herefordshire Rural Hub, the organisation that promotes economic, social and environmental improvements in farming and rural businesses in Herefordshire, has announced it has appointed Liz Lloyd as its new Chair. Liz said:…

Chance to write, record and release your own song

By: Heather Gallagher

Posted: 3rd October 2017

Budding young songwriters have the opportunity to work alongside professionals to write, record and release their own music as part of an exciting half term bootcamp in Burton. Performing arts…

A new start, a new business: The Knit Kit Company

By: Louisa Onoufriou

Posted: 3rd October 2017

Last year, I set up a new business with my longtime pal Helen. Helen (based near Edinburgh) and I (based in London) had both worked fairly standard jobs – Hels as…

Fingers Crossed! Julu Shortlisted for Express Home and Living Awards

Posted: 25th September 2017

Julu Ltd with their Laundry Ladder have been shortlisted in The Express Home and Living Awards in the category of best Eco Solution Product. The Laundry Ladder that hangs on…

Katie Bourne Interiors are excited to launch our new ‘Horse Tales’ range.

Posted: 20th September 2017

Driven by an interest in storytelling, Katie’s designs are all created with a child’s imagination in mind. From space voyages to circus trips, her high quality wallpapers and fabrics inspire…

When you have ‘crazy busy’ days back-to-back

By: Victoria Prince

Posted: 20th September 2017

Last week and the week before were pretty hectic, so I wrote a blog to note down all the wonderful things which happened – called The Last 10 Crazy Days.…

Growing your business and employing someone for the first time

By: Elaine Tarver

Posted: 18th September 2017

If your first employee begins work on or after 1 October 2017 then  you have pension auto enrolment duties as soon as they start work.   It is essential that you…