Rural Entrepreneurship


With increasing numbers of people turning their backs on the hustle and bustle of city living, it is important for individuals and their families moving to rural areas to be able to establish themselves with a job and home in a thriving local community. At South Ormsby Estate, it is particularly important for those people to start or nurture business opportunities in Lincolnshire.

The Estate promotes a strong culture of rural entrepreneurship in Lincolnshire, providing a range of training events and expert advice aimed at existing businesses and prospective entrepreneurs.

South Ormsby Estate aim to create a modern and dynamic local economy by promoting rural entrepreneurship, by supporting agricultural diversification, by establishing new micro-businesses, and by delivering businesses opportunities for self-employment and home-working.

Rural businesses benefit…

…from the peace and tranquillity of a beautiful setting such as the Lincolnshire Wolds to a genuine sense of community, there is a lot to be gained from having your business located in a rural location.

Being close to nature and away from the city would allow you a better work-life balance by getting out into the natural landscape to walk, cycle or something more adventurous. Together with the cleaner air, it will improve wellbeing. You would also be part of a close-knit community that knows one-another and looks out for each other.

Rural communities benefit…

…from a more active business community creating a sustainable future for the local area and its residents.

It will help improve the local economy by creating more jobs including apprenticeships for young people which will encourage them to stay in the community, assist in bringing inward investment and attracting more service providers to the area.

There can also be additional support for local community events and groups from the business such as sponsorship, assistance with events or donated products.

South Ormsby can help with…

Business units suitable for offices, workshops, food preparation and agriculture
Business support and mentoring
Accessing grants and investments
Training, skills development and apprenticeships
The development of a business community with networking opportunities
National and International exporting recognition

Pin Gin - Rural Entrepreneurship

“People think that not being in a big city means you’re cut off from the world, but it isn’t true. We’ve grown our business thanks to the passion for Lincolnshire produce and now we’re able to expand.”

Alan Bottomley, Bottomley Distillers (Pin Gin)
Gordon's Autos - Rural Entrepreneurship

“It’s great that I can carry on the family trade with my first proper garage. The local community has been really welcoming and we’re already off to a great start as word of mouth spreads.”

Ian Gordon, Gordon’s Autos

Our team has a wealth of experience in business development and strategy to offer to both new and existing Estate businesses. We’re happy to help you make the most of what South Ormsby has to offer.