Find out how the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) has helped rural businesses in the Yorkshire & Humber region in the case studies below.
Farmer Copley’s Farm Shop was opened by husband and wife team, Heather and Robert Copley, in 2003 to provide a diversified income that allowed their family to continue with the family farm.
Choc Affair, a Yorkshire chocolatier specialising in Fair Trade Belgium Chocolate, saw business boom thanks to support from the Rural Development Programme for England which is managed by Yorkshire Forward.
We appreciate the support which has helped us form partnerships with two of the UK’s leading farming co-operatives.
The Fantasy Farming Project at Askham Bryan College is teaching farmers new skills that will change the way beef is supplied in the future.
Dependable Productions in Borrowby near Thirsk is a specialist TV and digital media Production Company run by co-founders Lucy and Richard Critchlow
As an established family firm, MH Poskitt Ltd has more than 50 years’ experience in growing, packing and distributing organic and conventionally grown carrots throughout the UK.
After undertaking research in the US to see Bedding Recovery Units in action, Michael Wallbank felt sure that a similar unit would provide benefits to the profitability of his 300 cow dairy farm in North Yorkshire.