Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM CEST
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The Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross 
Wheddon Cross TA24 7DU
United Kingdom



Rural Enterprise Exmoor 
01398 322234 

Rural Enterprise Exmoor Workshop and Networking event 

24 October, 12.30pm, Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross

An opportunity for businesses across Exmoor to come together for a free business networking and workshop session on the 24 October 2019 at the Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross, to kick start the Rural Enterprise Exmoor initiative, which seeks to map and review current business activities across the moor and to gain wide range of views from businesses around the challenges they face and future opportunities.

Whilst the event is free, advanced booking is essential and a non attendance fee of 10 may be invoiced for non-attendance if not notified in advance in order to reduce waste and catering costs.

Draft programme

  • 12.30pm - Networking opportunity  (see below for details of stands confirmed to date) with buffet lunch from 12.45pm
  • 2pm - Welcome, Robin Milton, Chairman, Exmoor National Park Authority.
  • 2.05pm - Introduction to Rural Enterprise Exmoor, Dan James, Sustainable Economy Manager, Exmoor National Park Authority.
  • 2.20pm  - Growing a buiness on Exmoor - case studies from Wicked Wolf Gin, West Country Blacksmiths and Singer Instruments.
  • 2.50pm - The role of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership supporting rural enterprise on Exmoor - Eifion Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Heart of the South West
  • 3.15pm - Understanding Exmoor's rural economy - WaveHill
  • 3.30pm - Workshop session
  • 3.55pm - Sum up and close

The follwoing stands are already confirmed for the networking session.

  • Airband
  • Cosmic
  • Engaging Rural Micros (Devon County Council)
  • Exmoor Hill Farming Network
  • Exmoor Young Voices
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Growth Hub
  • Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership
  • International Trade Matters
  • NFU Mutual
  • North Devon +
  • Somerset Enterprise Centres (TDA)
  • Micro Enterprise Provider programme (Community Council for Somerset)
  • Skill Up West Somerset
  • Visit Exmoor
  • West Somerset Business Group

Rural Enterprise Exmoor is supported and funded by Exmoor National Park Authority, the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, West Somerset Opportunity Area, Somerset County Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council and North Devon Council.