A while ago I decided that I wanted to blog and photograph local businesses. In the third of my local business blogs I am introducing you to these two lovely people. Meet Julie and Nick, this fabulous partnership make a great business double act.
Their business is called Growing Rural Enterprise Ltd and is based in one of my favourite villages, Sudbury.
Julie and Nick have been in the village for 5 years, working with a variety of businesses in the Derbyshire Dales that are under 2 years old. Working out of their lovely little office opposite the Vernon Arms (perfect for a quick pint of Pedigree and a G&T after work!) they are well known locally for the work they do that is supported by The Princes Countryside Fund and for their four legged companions who accompany them to work. In particular Spike!
Julie herself has been a Princes Trust mentor for 15 years, having met her on a number of occasions I can readily tell you that she is friendly, knowledgeable and really loves the job that she does. Both herself and Nick are passionate about helping small farms to keep the countryside looking the way is does, working wth young people and supporting them to be Enterprise ready.
Q: What do you LOVE about the area you live and work in?
A: Being able to walk to work and take the doggies with us. Being in the heart of a village and the Gateway to the Peak District.
I actually met Julie 2 years ago at a WiRE meeting and then again shortly after at Three Wise Women - a not for profit organisation that organises events for women in business. Julie is a big advocate of having a strong network and has been with WiRE since it first started. She may just be in the audience when I talk at the National Conference in May!
Do you know someone who needs the expertise of Julie and Nick?
They can be contacted via the following:
Via email: Julie@growingruralenterprise.co.uk
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Through their website: www.growingruralenterprise.co.uk
Via Twitter: Julie GrowRural
Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/growingruralenterpriseltd