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Burges Salmon

At Burges Salmon, excellent client service underpins all that we do and we focus on this as our priority at all times. Our unique working culture – how we work – is open, collaborative and strongly client-focused. Our structure encourages a collegiate approach, enabling us to assemble the most appropriate team to fit each client’s […]

Join In China

Join in China is a Gloucestershire-based business dedicated to helping UK companies take full advantage of opportunities presented by the growing market in China. Communication is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s managing a social media account or negotiating with a supplier on your behalf, our in depth knowledge of the business […]

Phoenix Consultants Gloucestershire Ltd

We believe design is a necessity for success in the modern world and it should be accessible and affordable for businesses looking to grow and expand. Whether you’re building your brand, advancing your product idea or developing your product ecosystem, we are your route to market for all things design. We apply our specialist knowledge […]

Leighton Davis & Associates

Leighton Davis & Associates specialise in helping startups get started. As Business Growth Consultants, Interim Directors, Mentors and Critical Friends we work closely with innovative tech-and-science-based businesses to develop and execute their commercial models and go-to-market strategies and often assist in the development of plans to attract and retain the interest of investors. We have […]

Harbour Key

Harbour Key is a business combining specialist tax, reward and funding knowledge with traditional accounting skills. Our team bring together professionals from tax, accountancy and legal backgrounds enabling us to deal with a wide range of issues. We operate our business with a hands on approach and we always strive to understand your long term […]


Arkevista provides a bespoke service to help unlock the value of data and make the best informed decisions to compete and increase sales. We act as a single source for research and data gathering i.e. a centre for intelligence gathering. We work with desk research, primary research and Big Data sources to deliver intelligence specific […]

Institute of Directors

At the Institute of Directors, we have been supporting businesses and the people who run them since 1903. As the UK’s longest running organisation for professional leaders, we are dedicated to supporting our members, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole. Our […]

Marbles PR

Who We Are People buy from people…right? Providing a dynamic extension of your own marketing capabilities, we offer results-focussed integrated marketing communications solutions. We specialise in certain key sectors, these being: packaging, automation, plastics, storage & handling, warehousing & distribution. Our clients expect to see a return on investment – that’s why we have carefully […]


KTN is the UK’s Innovation Network. We connect people to speed up innovation, solve problems and find markets for new ideas. From the discovery of DNA to making blockbuster movies, from inventing the world wide web to creating the best in user experience design, the UK has earned its reputation for world-leading creativity and inventiveness. […]


The AEA is a trade association representing manufacturers and importers of agricultural machinery and outdoor equipment (horticulture, professional and leisure grass care, and forestry). We operate in two divisions: The Farm Equipment Council and The Outdoor Power Equipment Council Benefits of membership The AEA encourages its members to be actively engaged and participate in its […]

Cursey Technology

Cursey Technology initially founded in 1993 as an electronics design and prototyping company, it quickly developed to provide a wide range of services in the Contract Electronics Manufacturing (CEM) sector, from one-off prototypes and low volume through to medium volume repeat production batches. Based in modern, purpose built premises in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The company has […]

Hickory Marketing

Small, rural businesses are presented with a unique set of demands, opportunities and challenges, particularly during these uncertain times. Hickory Marketing understand that there aren’t bottomless marketing budgets and often website design gets overlooked until it was needed three days ago! We are able to offer very competitively priced, bespoke website design and marketing packages […]

Mathys & Squire LLP

Mathys & Squire is one of Europe’s most established and renowned specialist IP firms. We are proud to have over 100 years of experience in the protection and commercialisation of Intellectual Property rights (including patents, registered designs and registered trademarks), and continue to lead the field with our consistent insight, innovation and quality. We are […]

Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) helps ambitious businesses innovate and grow internationally. Jointly funded by the European Commission and Innovate UK, it provides expert advice and support to businesses looking to commercialise ideas and succeed in new markets. Operating in 66 countries, EEN is part of a network of 600 partner organisations with over 4000 staff. […]


The owners, Rob & Tom Lister, have a strong involvement in rural activities including a Farm in Gloucestershire, active participation in country sports and an agricultural heritage that dates back 150 years to when R A Lister & Co was founded in Dursley, Gloucestershire in 1867 by their great-great grandfather Sir Robert Aston Lister to […]

Tanners Solicitors

Tanners is an established law firm based in Cirencester. We are a dedicated team of specialist lawyers covering all aspects of property, commercial, employment and private client law. Working principally in the Cotswolds, London and the South West, we have a range of clients throughout the British Isles and abroad. Our services are tailored to […]

The Isaac Partnership Limited

We are a full service advertising and design agency specialising in marketing for manufacturers and engineering companies. Started in 1999, we operate from our offices in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, just two minutes from junction 13 of the M5 and 20 minutes from Farm491. Our Agricultural Clients include: Lister Shearing Equipment Working in partnership with Lister Shearing, […]


The IAgrE is the professional body for engineers, scientists, technologists and managers in agricultural and allied landbased industries, including forestry, food engineering and technology, amenity, renewable energy, horticulture and the environment. IAgrE’s prime remit is the promotion of professionalism at all levels through IAgrE membership and professional qualifications. Activities include branch and technical group meetings, conferences […]

Rockallwight PR

We are a brand-new PR agency based in Cirencester and dedicated to helping SMEs grow. We believe, that despite current economic uncertainty, innovative UK SMEs can thrive. Small businesses face many challenges.  We can help to address them with targeted PR solutions. We understand common business challenges and use communications solutions to help address them. […]

Business West

We are one of the most influential independent business leadership organisations in the UK, representing and working with over 18,000 businesses across the South West. As the local access point for a whole host of business and export solutions, no other organisation is better placed to help support and grow your business in the UK […]


IMSM are your ISO Standards Specialists – Servicing clients across a wide range of business sectors in 6 continents and operating in 20 different countries, IMSM deliver full implementation, consultancy, training and support on various ISO standards including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001. We operate on a totally fixed fee approach, making us well […]

Clydesdale Bank

The Bank provides Retail, Business, Private and Corporate banking products and services through its network of over 300 branches and Business & Private Banking Centres around the UK. With roots back to its establishment in Glasgow in 1838, Clydesdale Bank has a proud history of innovation and support for Scottish business and communities. Now we […]


J4intech is focussed on helping technology businesses get the best from their product concepts and designs. Specialising in product realisation, new product introduction, design to manufacture and project management, we operate with a selected network of consultants, allowing us to access resources outside our specialism to support clients as their business needs arise. Cotswolds based, we […]


HGF Ltd is one of Europe’s largest firms of Intellectual Property specialists. The firm is one of only a few to offer a fully integrated IP solution, bringing over 200 patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors together to provide a full-service IP solution. The firm has 20 offices throughout the UK, Ireland, Germany, […]


About us With our clients from industry, research, NGOs & public bodies, Minerva develops and delivers strategic communications that count. Based in Hampshire, UK, Minerva has a proven heritage in the sustainability, bioeconomy, food & nutrition, science and technology sectors. Creative and agile, Minerva offers targeted thinking and insights to deliver strategic planning and effective […]

GB Solutions

We are a thriving regional recruitment consultancy with national reach and great local knowledge Background… GB Solutions was founded 17 years ago, so we know a thing or two about recruitment; we are adept at managing ever changing employment trends.Based on the M5, within easy reach of Bristol, Birmingham and Swindon corridor, we have a […]


For those of you with businesses that believe you might have a chance of raising angel investment, crowdfunding or approaching investment funds, we’ve just come across something that might be of interest to you and might help you actually make a stronger investment case to those that invest into companies. It’s an investment readiness process […]

Research Engine

WHAT IS RESEARCH ENGINE? Research Engine is a market research agency focused on the agriculture and food industries. Headquartered in the UK, Research Engine works globally for clients throughout the food chain. We are very excited by the current explosion in high tech agriculture and our modern solutions are a great fit for companies in […]

The Communication Troubleshooter

‘Companies with high effectiveness in communication and change are 3½ times more likely to significantly outperform their industry peers than firms that are not effective in these areas.’  – Change and Communication ROI Study Report, Towers Watson 2012-2014 The Communication Troubleshooter helps businesses perform to their best, through better internal communication practices and personal skills. Many […]

Scrutton Bland Insurance Brokers

Scrutton Bland Insurance Brokers understand that farming is a way of life, but it must also be a viable business.  Farms are exposed to so many uncontrollable effects; global pricing, weather, sustainability of water or energy, not to mention political risks.  By their nature many of these risks cannot be reduced and so effective insurance […]

De Lacy Executive

Welcome to De Lacy Executive – The Agri-Business Recruitment Consultants De Lacy Executive – Recruitment for Agri- Business and Land-based Business Professionals Founded in 2000 De Lacy is a team of professional consultants committed to exceeding the expectations of those with whom we work. Our agribusiness credentials are second to none. Largely agricultural graduates, eight […]

BCRS Business Loans

With a range of dedicated Business Loan Funds available, BCRS Business Loans provide support for viable businesses that are unable to secure finance from traditional lenders, by offering loans from £10,000 to £150,000. Our sole purpose is to provide finance to promote the growth and prosperity of local businesses. We offer loans to businesses that […]


At Glideology we support and guide entrepreneurs, academics and existing Agri-Tech businesses with the complexities of modern technology. We understand the journey and challenges involved with developing a new product from concept to market. Using our 3D model and fast prototyping, our team of experienced engineers will accelerate your ideas to market. Encompassing the complete […]


Hazlewoods is one of the UK’s Top 30 independent Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, with an established sector expertise that is hard to find elsewhere. Hazlewoods has provided specialist accountancy, tax, audit and business advice to individuals and businesses of all shapes and sizes since the practice was founded by Marcus Hazlewood in 1919. Farmers, […]

Agro Mavens

If you’re bringing an agricultural or agtech product to market. Agro Mavens will help you build your story and share it with the right audiences. We turn knowledge into action, with a full-service marketing approach that draws on twenty years of experience across six continents. Agriculture and agtech is our speciality; agricultural communications and public […]

Wynne-Jones IP

IP is too important not to be done properly. The value of a business can be transformed by obtaining strong IP rights. IP rights are assets, which can be licenced and sold. Additionally, strong IP rights can be used to stop others from using your intellectual property for free. To ensure that your IP assets […]

RPD International

Your End-to- End New Product Development Partner RPD International provides an efficient end-to- end solution to help corporate businesses and start-ups develop new products from concept to market. Our services help you from early innovation, through development and testing, into consumer testing on to manufacturing. RPD operates from offices in London, Amsterdam and Shenzhen – with 120 factories […]

My mission is to add value to your business, using procurement. Selecting the right supplier and negotiating an outstanding deal for the future will strengthen your business far more than any short-term price promise. I secure this for my clients using 20 years of buying experience in the FMCG sector for established brands like Yeo […]

Lounge Design

Who We Are We are based in the heart of the Cotswolds and come armed with loads of experience in both digital and print design So, whether your brief is for a corporate branding project, a brochure style website, a bespoke website built from the ground up or just some new business cards, we can […]


Creative support for growing businesses A creative back-up service for over-stretched owners and businesses who have neither the time or all the in-house resources to meet the requirements internally. We create the time for them to focus on the bigger picture. We design and create – Identities, Brands, Adverts, Display and Exhibition Graphics, Web Banners/ads, […]


Specialist market research providers to agriculture and agribusiness Agrifocus is one of the leading providers of market research services to businesses and organisations involved in all aspects of agriculture, agribusiness and other land based industries in the UK. Formed by Lesley Russen, with over 30 years’ experience in agricultural market research, Agrifocus maintains a low […]


PwC are passionate about startup and scaleups – We understand your needs. We get your ambition. We want to go on the journey with you. We offer the following solutions; My Financepartner – My Financepartner is PwC’s tailored accounting service for ambitious start-ups and fast growing businesses that demand more. Unlike most accountants, our service is designed […]

Clarke Willmott

National law firm Clarke Willmott’s multi-disciplinary agricultural team of 20+ lawyers draws upon a full complement of legal skills, experience  and a hands-on understanding of rural matters. We are genuinely sector-led  with a full service contentious and non-contentious offering which enables us to advise all stakeholders in the agricultural industry – from individual farmers and […]


Ashfords is a national provider of legal regulatory and professional services with over 70 partners and 500 staff across 6 offices. Ashfords has a leading technology practice and has been ranked by Pitchbook as one of the most active law firms in venture capital in Europe. Ashfords dedicated Technology and Agricultural groups comprise a cross-disciplinary […]


Unearthing the Talent to Feed the World. AgRecruit offers technical recruitment expertise for the Agri & Food sectors. If you’re an innovator in the Agri domain, we can help you when it comes to sourcing for hard-to-find specialists in technical and commercial disciplines. We can also provide guidance and support when it comes to general […]