Rural Business Advice
The many CLA members who run businesses in the countryside are vital to the rural economy.
We understand their needs and the challenges they face, and recognise they must be able to get help and support in a range of different ways.
Our members own and manage more than 250 different types of rural businesses and as the problems they encounter are diverse, we offer an equally diverse range of support.
Through our professional advisers, members have access to free advice on all general aspects of the rural economy ensuring that they can take advantage of business opportunities when they arise.
CLA Rural Business Adviser Pat Powell is available to help members with a wide range of issues.
She can find answers to problems faced by business members, from sole traders to companies with multi-million pound turnovers, landowning members with diversified businesses, members negotiating the pitfalls of setting up an enterprise, and more mature members planning for their retirement.
Through the CLA, members get networking opportunities enabling them to reach the key landowning and rural communities.
Members can also promote their products and services to the whole membership and beyond through the CLA’s annual printed Business Directory and regularly updated online version and through discounts on advertising in the national magazine Land & Business.
For advertising rates and details, please email Mark Brown at Fellows Media or call him on 01242 259249.
CLA membership also allows you to share ideas and exchange experiences with similar businesses in other parts of the country, as well as in your own region, allowing you to learn what works best in practice.
Members are also welcome to utilise the meeting room facilities at CLA’s head office in London. Call 0207 235 0511 for details.
All members have access to CLA Member Services.
Members running businesses will be particularly interested in the arrangements we have negotiated on insurance, utilities, financial planning and currency risk management among others.
Contact the CLA’s Rural Business Adviser.
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Please note that whilst the advisers are able to advise on a wide range of subjects relating to land ownership, they cannot act in place of a member's own solicitor, accountant, surveyor and tax specialist by, for example, drafting documents or corresponding on their behalf and may be precluded, by the rules of their own professions, from advising one CLA member against another CLA member in the case of conflict.
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