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Local Businesses

We support a broad range of rural businesses because we know that local businesses:

  • Encourage innovation and growth
  • Offer employment opportunities
  • Contribute directly to a sustainable local economy
  • Help to build strong communities and networks
  • Need specific support at key points in their development to help them prosper

As a not for profit company DR offers cost effective services to help businesses of all sizes and types to both set up and grow. Since 2005 we have developed a wealth of knowledge and experience working with hundreds of local businesses.  Amongst the services we offer are: Researching new opportunities; business planning; bid writing for all types of funding; mentoring and reviewing success.

Below you will find relevant up-to-date news on grants and funding options currently available for small businesses, along with case studies of projects and businesses we are proud to have supported.  If you have any queries on how we can help your business to grow and prosper, we’d be pleased to help, give advice or point you in the right direction.  Get in touch!


Inspirational Project: Rural Business

Local Community Support (Research & Survey)

Case Study – Selworthy Vets

Case Study – Ashridge Court (Farm Diversification)

Case Study – Flapjackery (Successful Funding)

Article – Benefits of Investing for long term growth

Start Up Business School Launched

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Article – Rural businesses go from strength to strength

Successful grant application? Need help with claiming?

Local woodlands, global difference….

Case Study – Emily Fleur, Young Entrepreneur

Case Study – Pilgrim of Brixham

Case Study – Moorwood

Case Study – Carrapitt Plants

Case Study – Taw Valley Brewery

Case Study – Port Waterhouse

Case Study – Farmer Luxton’s

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