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Networks’ role in providing rural vitality

By Aimee Morse, Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins and Janet Dwyer

Exploring exporting behaviour of UK rural and urban firms

By the NICRE team researching exporting and business support

Changing economies in rural and peripheral regions

By Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, senior research fellow at NICRE

Rural innovation ecosystems for resilience and well-being

By Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, senior research fellow at NICRE

Agriculture’s role in fostering resilient rural communities

By Aimee Morse and Theo Lenormand, both PhD students at the Countryside and Community Research Institute

Why research the performance of rural community food hubs?

By Nigel Curry, a visiting professor at the University of Lincoln and chair of the Lincolnshire Food Partnership

Natural capital – what opportunities does it offer rural businesses and communities?

By Chris Short, co-investigator at NICRE and associate professor at the Countryside and Community Research Institute

Connecting natural capital to the rural economy through rewilding

By Chris Short, associate professor, and Aimee Morse, PhD student, both at the Countryside and Community Research Institute

Innovation and ice cream: sharing learning from rural development in the North East

By Gary Bosworth, professor of entrepreneurship, Northumbria University

Community ownership: how local people can lead the way on Levelling Up

By Georgina Edwards, policy and research manager, Plunkett Foundation

How will Levelling Up work? A view from northern Devon

By Chris Fuller, economic development officer, Torridge District Council

Scale and cost per unit – barriers to Levelling Up rural economies

By Andy Dean, chief executive, Community Action Northumberland

Re-localising the food system to support local communities

By Matt Reed, associate professor, Countryside and Community Research Institute

Resilience and Covid-19

By Aimee Morse, PhD student at the Countryside and Community Research Institute

The return of rural shows and changing expectations

By Gary Bosworth, professor of entrepreneurship, Northumbria University

Getting on board - why public transport matters for rural people and places

By Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, senior research fellow at NICRE

Engaging rural enterprises in our future towns

By Dan Phillips, senior research fellow, Intelligent Mobility Design Centre, Royal College of Art

Opening my eyes to the breadth of rural enterprise

By Vicky Roddis, communications assistant intern at NICRE

Rural creative industries - an untapped potential for UK economic recovery

By Inge Hill and Frances Rowe, co-leads of NICRE’s rural creative industries research strand

Resilience, recovery and the road ahead

By Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, senior research fellow at NICRE

Best innovation business is on the right track

By Pam and Paul Martin of PM Training and Assessing Ltd

How resilient are you feeling?

By Prof Stephen Roper, co-director of NICRE

Helping your business journey to Net Zero

By Melanie Thompson-Glen, business development manager. NICRE

New venture skills as citizenship skills

By Dr Inge Hill, NICRE lead at Royal Agricultural University

Level Up, Build Back Better – the rural and regional dimensions

By Neil Ward, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of East Anglia, Norwich

The importance of Rural Enterprise Hubs

By Ian Merrell, post-doctoral researcher at NICRE

Laying the foundations of NICRE

By Professor Jeremy Phillipson, Director of NICRE

NICRE Welcome Blog

By Professor Matt Gorton, Deputy Director of NICRE

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