Confidence in an economically successful future for the UK’s rural communities is a key factor in the expansion of Rural Solutions Ltd.
The rural planning and development specialists are expanding their operations and bucking the economic downturn with the acquisition of North West based Rural Innovation.
The move, which comes partly as a result of new planning regulations that bring enhanced opportunities for sustainable rural development, strengthens the expertise the Yorkshire-based company is able to offer to both public and private sector clients.
Managing Director William Fry explained: “During the past three years, we’ve established a strong reputation as a company offering quality bespoke planning and development services for rural customers.
“These are exciting times for rural communities. Earlier this year, new planning regulations were introduced which enable appropriate and sustainable development in rural areas. This long overdue change will breathe new life into our rural communities, optimise their future sustainability and maximise their economic potential”.
“We have already seen an increase in demand for our services and we’ve grown by 36% every year since 2009. We’ve also expanded from a team of three people in one small office to 18 people in Yorkshire and the South East – so it made perfect sense for us to seize this opportunity to grow further and expand into the North West.”
Rob Hindle of North West based Rural Innovation has joined the team and brings more than 20-years’ experience in specialist rural planning, development and research.
Rob explained: “I have specialised in rural development for more than 20 years working with both public and private sector clients to enhance the future sustainability of rural communities and estates through strategic planning and the sensitive development of new housing, workspace, leisure and tourism facilities..
“Bringing the two businesses together makes perfect sense at a time of increased opportunity as we can combine our specialist services to create a centre of excellence for rural planning and development.”
Left to right: Director Rob Hindle with Managing Director William Fry