Get involved

We're here to provide you with opportunities to make a difference to the future of rural enterprise across the UK.

Working with you

We provide opportunities for you to make a difference to the future of rural enterprise across the UK. We bring together:

  • Researchers
  • Business leaders
  • Rural stakeholders
  • Policy and economic development staff
  • Rural communities.

You can play a part in helping us to support thriving rural businesses and communities. Here’s how:

  • Become a Rural Business Beacon and share your views on issues affecting rural businesses directly with policymakers.
  • Take part in research and help build our evidence base.
  • Apply for funds to carry out research into rural enterprise – find out about the latest projects we've commissioned. 
  • Attend our events and knowledge share activities.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to give your views or respond to surveys.
  • Be involved in innovation projects and suggest areas for future work.
  • Become a case study for our communications activity or website to help us inform policy to support rural enterprise.

What our partners say

What our partners say

Helping our economy reach its potential

NICRE can provide much of the research, knowledge transfer and support for businesses, and exemplars that are needed to help our economy reach its potential.

Dr Jason Beedell

Rural Research Director, Strutt & Parker