RIchard Rampton Has Retired
After a successful ten years, Richard is wished a
successful (semi) retirement. He has brought great enterprise and
business support to his role and NRBAS and the rural community is
grateful for all his hard work.
NRBAS Continues To Offer
Support To The Rural Sector
We are pleased to announce that you can contact
our staff on the usual numbers.
Please ask for Alyson or Debbie who can help you, please see Contact
Us link above.
Norfolk Rural Business Advice
Service (NRBAS) provides independent support for rural businesses.
Established by Shaping Norfolk’s Future in 2000, NRBAS
is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to help Norfolk rural
businesses develop through sustainable growth and change into the
A key aim is to make information and support widely
available and accessible.
We provide one-to-one business advice; group working
and training; and support to projects dedicated to tackling key rural
This website gives you a range of practical tools
and information that will help take your business forward.
The key areas of the website are:
- Farm Diversification
/ Rural Business Development:
Whether your business is a farming one, a start up or an existing
rural business, you may be considering diversifying or creating a
new enterprise. This toolkit provides practical guidance in
assessing a new business idea and developing the business plan.
- Farmers and Business Forum:
Open to both young farmers and young rural business people (20 to 35
years old), this programme provides practical support and help to
tackle problems in work and business that will help you to develop
your own opportunities.
Norfolk & Suffolk: In 2008, a local development strategy (LDS) was
written for three areas in Norfolk and Suffolk (Brecks, Norfolk Coast
and Broads, Waveney Valley). This identified the area, the
needs of that area and the overall plans for the six years of Leader
funding available. The programme has funding until the end of
- News and Issues:
projects we are working on to support rural business across Norfolk.
- Events and Training:
up-to-date information on what training and events are taking place.
- Contact Us: e-mail
your questions or give us a ring.
Remember, we can help you to:
Assess the present
Find other business
Consider marketing and
Prepare a development
Access grants and prepare
Find appropriate and