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The objective of Rural Connect is to help ‘network & grow your business.’
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Background

The North East Rural Growth Network (NE RGN) commissioned the Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) at Newcastle University to undertake research into the role and contribution to rural economic development of rural growth hubs. Following consultation with hub operators there was strong support to form a network to provide a platform to encourage collaboration and the sharing of innovation and best practice between network members. This North East Rural Hubs Network was established in 2014 to provide a platform to encourage collaboration and the sharing of innovation and best practice between network members.

Network Objectives

  • To support the sustainability and development of hubs across the rural North East.
  • To facilitate, develop and grow new and existing businesses.
  • To provide added value to all hubs forming part of the Network.
  • To develop, store and share good practice improving the effectiveness of hubs for the benefit of existing and future clients.
  • To be a sounding board for new ideas and good practice.

To find out more please contact us.