New Partnership Helps Boost Rural Business

New Partnership Helps Boost Rural Business

New Partnership to Boost Hampshire’s Rural Businesses

Hampshire Fare is delighted to announce that the CLA, the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales, has become a new Strategic Partner with immediate effect.

The announcement was made at Hampshire Fare's latest networking event held at River Cottage Canteen, Winchester.

Robin Edwards, CLA Director South East, said: “Both CLA and Hampshire Fare champion a thriving and sustainable rural economy, and working together will amplify the success of both organisations in boosting Hampshire rural businesses.

“The CLA can help to promote the many examples of best practice among the members of Hampshire Fare on a local, regional and national level. Both Hampshire Fare and the CLA actively support their business members to overcome issues such as changing legislation, inadequate infrastructure and access to markets.

“We are pleased to formalise an existing working relationship for the benefit of all who live, work and eat in Hampshire.”

Mike Wright, Chairman, Hampshire Fare, added: “At Hampshire Fare we are delighted to have the support of the CLA as a Strategic Partner. We already have an excellent collaborative relationship and there is a great deal of synergy between the two operations.

“We are both membership organisations, and we are both engaged in supporting and strengthening our rural and local economies.

“Our approaches are also complementary as both Hampshire Fare and CLA have expertise in specific areas: in particular Hampshire Fare helps businesses to develop by establishing new markets and new business connections, and by raising their profile through local, national and social media.

“I believe this new partnership will offer enormous benefits to our members and we are looking forward to building on our relationship.