Monthly Archives: November 2011

Part Time Secretary/Administrator needed for Skipton Office

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A vacancy has arisen for a competent, part time Secretary to assist the Team in providing clerical and administrative support.

Hours:  16 hours per week to suit

Salary:  Dependent on experience

Previous experience of Microsoft Office applications, mail merge, websites, research, knowledge of Health & Safety, PR & Marketing and overall secretarial experience are necessary attributes of this post.  The ability to prioritise your workload, meet deadlines and provide a high quality service is essential.

In return, we offer a highly supportive working environment based in our Broughton Hall office, with potential for a full time position in the future for the right candidate.

Please send CV and hand written cover letter to William Fry, Rural Solutions Ltd, Heritage House, Broughton Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3AE or email to

Closing Date:  Friday 9 December 2011


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Rural Solutions Ltd, the rural regeneration and diversification business, launched the new Rural Estates website at the Historic Houses Association Conference yesterday.

Created to amalgamate the services and facilities offered by the UK’s rural estates and country houses, and raise the profile to the public of what is available in the countryside in leisure terms, is the brainchild of Rural Solutions, Lord Derby of Knowsley Estate, Matthew Hale of Fairclough Hall Farm and one of the founders of and Vast Visibility, the highly respected web company.

The Rural Estates website will help bring together not only all the UK Estates and country houses into one easily accessible and well promoted website, but also the products they offer.  From shooting to open gardens, children’s farms to safari parks, tea rooms to museums – everything will be covered on the new website.  With significant investment in search engine optimisation, the process is in place to hugely benefit owners and visitors alike.

Now that the official launch has taken place, a nationwide mailshot and advertising campaign to estate owners will begin drawing in support from the CLA, NFU and other countryside and rural advocates.

For more information on the Rural Estates Online, go to

For more information about Rural Solutions, go to


Visit the Rural Estates Stand at HHA

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Our sister Company, Rural Estates, will have a stand at next week’s Historic Houses Association (HHA) AGM and Exhibition at the QEII Conference Centre in London.

See Matthew Hale, Louise Aubrey-Fletcher and Lord Derby on stand E37 in the Fleming Room all day next Tuesday 15th November and learn more about how Rural Estates can promote your rural businesses.

More information about Rural Estates can be found by clicking here.

More information about the HHA event can be found here.

Another Win for Rural Solutions Planning

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Rural Solutions Ltd, the rural regeneration and diversification business, has secured an exciting live/work scheme in a Wiltshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Company was approached by Mr Ruaridh Webster to secure planning for a family home and a place from which the family can run their businesses.  The development is situated within the beautiful landscape of the Clouds Estate which is owned by the Webster Family.

Rural Solutions provided a detailed submission to Wiltshire Council highlighting the importance of providing a live/work scheme which would enable a move back to the Family Estate as well as providing employment facilities for local business and benefitting the community.

The development has the support of the local residents of East Knoyle village and the Parish Council who understand that redevelopment of the farm buildings will bring a new lease of life to the site and surrounding countryside.

Ralph Foljambe, a Director at Rural Solutions, said that: “Winning consent for the conversion of Upton Farm into a live/work home came as a result of working closely with the owner, local community and Wiltshire Council.  Planning is not a desktop exercise and through face to face engagement, Rural Solutions has delivered a new dwelling and employment space in AONB designated open countryside thereby protecting an important rural asset for the future.”

Mr Webster commented: “It is funny how elated I feel and thank you for getting us to this stage.  It is a hell of an achievement as we both know – so many, many thanks and let’s move forwards!”

Rural Solutions is now advising Mr Webster on the Construction phase of the project.