Start-up tour bus hits rural Lancashire

Rural people looking to start their own business can get advice from the StartUp Britain Tour Bus which will be stopping at a Lancashire farm tonight (Tuesday 30 July).

StartUp Britain is a national government-backed campaign aiming to increase the number of people starting their own businesses and is visiting various towns and cities throughout the country in a tour bus.

The double-decker bus is stopping at The Wellbeing Farm in Edgworth, Bolton from 5pm with business experts delivering free help and advice to those wanting to start rural businesses or farm diversifications.

This is the first time the bus has visited a rural area in the three years since it began offering business advice.

“By bringing our bus to a rural area in Bolton, we want to give rural areas the confidence to find their inner entrepreneur – and provide a boost to their own local economy,” said StartUp Britain co-founder Emma Jones.

Farmer Celia Gaze said new rural businesses would benefit from the advice and invited the bus after complaining it didn’t reach rural areas.

“I am hoping that by having the Bus present in a rural area with a specific focus on agriculture, farm diversification and rural business, it will encourage farmers and those living in rural areas to consider becoming rural entrepreneurs,” said Ms Gaze, managing director at The Wellbeing Farm.

There will also be a BBQ and everyone who attends will get a free goodie bag.

More information and directions to the farm

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