About us

What we do

What we do

We put knowledge to work for an enterprising countryside... combining research with practical innovation to find new ways of unlocking potential and supporting thriving rural businesses and communities.


We research

Research increases our knowledge and deepens our understanding, changing the way we think about rural enterprises, how we address their challenges and identify new opportunities.


We innovate…

Together with our network of partners, we’re combining theory and practice to encourage new ways of thinking and supporting development of new products, services and practices that provide tangible benefits to our rural businesses and communities.


We inform…

Sharing the knowledge, best practice and practical experience we’ve gained to inform local, regional and national policy making and support for rural enterprise at all levels.