Some grants that are currently available to support rural businesses may no longer be available post-BREXIT. As a consequence, rural enterprises are being encouraged to access funding schemes sooner rather than later.
With BREXIT negotiations looming, UK agriculture faces a period of significant uncertainty. Prospects of declining markets, trade tariffs, loss of subsidy and a decreasing workforce pose significant challenges.
John completed a degree in Microbiology (Bristol University) and a PhD in plant pathology and crop protection (Imperial College, London) before joining NIAB, an agricultural crop science research organisation where he took a variety of different roles.
Emma has a degree in Biology (University of Southampton) and a PhD in the environmental sciences and pesticide regulation (Imperial College, London). She started her career as a regulatory scientist at the Department of Environment.
In a major boost to jobs and growth in rural areas, businesses are being invited to submit expressions of interest for support under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).