Welcome and Overview

Herefordshire Rural Hub provides a range of support and resources to help secure economic, social and environmental resilience in the farming and rural businesses of Herefordshire. 

Through our work we aim to help farming and rural businesses in Herefordshire to:

Address challenges in the business, like succession, financial planning and environment management

Make informed decisions about which schemes and funding to engage with to support your business’ aims

Engage in peer to peer knowledge sharing to inspire and support management changes, innovation and entrepreneurship

Facilitate opportunities for diversification and collaboration to enhance business resilience

What’s On…

february

Free Business Support Workshops with Marches Growth HubFree 45 minute slots are available to all enterprises in the county. Support can include finance and funding, business grants or loans, employment and skills. Various dates & locations over the coming months.

febFree HR ClinicsFree 30 minute slots are available with Marches HR for small business and charity's to access expert advice and guidance on all things HR, including employment contracts, disciplinary and grievance, policies and procedures. Clinics held on 15th Feb, 14th Mar, 10th April & 8th May.

20feb6:30 pm8:30 pmHereford Grassland Society: From knowing to doingJudith Batchelar OBE joins HGS for their final winter meeting to share insights from career in retail with M&S, Safeway & Sainsbury's and now her current role as Deputy Chair of the Environment Agency.

22feb6:30 pm8:30 pmFit for the Future - <40s Farming Group - Finance WorkshopFree supper and workshop for <40s with Rich Davies from Barclays Bank Agriculture team - "How to talk to your bank"

27feb2:00 pm4:00 pmWinter Management of Species-Rich GrasslandJoin Herefordshire Meadows and Buglife to discuss optimal winter management of species-rich grassland, including grazing regimes, seedling germination, restoration methods and much more. Book your place with kate.jones@buglife.org.uk

28feb10:00 am2:45 pmUnderstanding Farmers Perspectives on SFI & CS OptionsDEFRA hosted workshop to understand how farmers are finding ELMS/SFI/CS in Herefordshire & surrounding counties. Feedback on the ease of the schemes to date, combining options, barriers to uptake and what has influenced your decision making on farm. Book your place via isabelle.williamson@eunomia.co.uk

28feb2:00 pm4:00 pmProperty Marking Event for FarmersFree event hosted by our local policing team open to all members of the local community, offering free marking of tools, trailers and more.

28feb7:00 pm8:30 pmThe Grassland GapPayments for flower rich grassland in CS are set to double but is grassland still the poor relation? Jo Riggall, from Plantlife will talk about incentives, policy, practice and advocacy to fill the gap ensure Herefordshire farmers are rewarded for work being done. Email bookings@herefordshireruralhub.co.uk to book your place.

march

Free Business Support Workshops with Marches Growth HubFree 45 minute slots are available to all enterprises in the county. Support can include finance and funding, business grants or loans, employment and skills. Various dates & locations over the coming months.

marFree HR ClinicsFree 30 minute slots are available with Marches HR for small business and charity's to access expert advice and guidance on all things HR, including employment contracts, disciplinary and grievance, policies and procedures. Clinics held on 15th Feb, 14th Mar, 10th April & 8th May.

07marAll DayFarmer Health Checks - Hereford Livestock MarketFree check up with a nurse for blood pressure, cholesterol or any ailments you'd like to discuss!

13marAll DayWAFM Mental Health Awareness WorkshopFREE Mental Health Awareness Workshop will be on Wednesday March 13th at Services for Independent Living, Leominster Enterprise Park, 1 Owen Way, Leominster HR6 0LA. This workshop is open to anyone living or working in/with the farming community in Herefordshire. You can choose from either a morning session or afternoon: Morning session - 9.30am to 12.30pm Afternoon session - 1.30pm to 4.30pm Booking is essential - please email wafmassist@gmail.com and let us know if you would prefer a morning or afternoon session.

News…

Finance Officer Role

To support the continued development and expansion of Herefordshire Rural Hub we are seeking a Finance Officer to join our team....

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