Book now to attend our National Rural Conference, (in association with the CCRI), in Cheltenham on 3rd & 4th September) here. The keynote speaker for the conference is the Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bath, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy.
He notes that while ‘we’re living in a golden age for young entrepreneurship’, young talent is being lost to cities and urban areas.
Today’s most successful and fastest growing businesses are often ‘digitally driven’ and therefore require high-speed digital access to thrive, something which is woefully lacking in many parts of rural England.
He notes that the high costs of urban living is driving young people to look elsewhere for living arrangements, but they are put off by the lack of connectivity in rural areas.
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