Small rural businesses across Rugby borough benefit from grants

The North Cotswold Brewery in Stretton-on-Fosse received a grant
The North Cotswold Brewery in Stretton-on-Fosse received a grant

Small rural businesses across the borough have benefited from a Warwickshire Rural Growth Network grant.

Companies that have received the Micro Enterprise Grants include Wolston-based design company Smallfry, Napton-based compressor manufacturer Lontra and the North Cotswold Brewery in Stretton-on-Fosse.

The funds have helped the businesses grow and develop.

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, leader of Warwickshire County Council and board director at the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), said: “The continuing success of business assisted by the Warwickshire Rural Growth Network is excellent news. It is a tribute to both the businesses themselves and the support they are receiving through WRGN.”

“Warwickshire’s economy continues to grow and if we can encourage small businesses through grants to expand then this will benefit the local community through new jobs and greater business productivity.”

Cllr Philip Johnson, chairman of Communities Overview & Scrutiny said: “Many of these small and rural businesses are still trading in difficult economic conditions so I am encouraged that this grant system is ensuring growth and benefiting the local community in all parts of the county.”

For more information on Warwickshire Rural Growth Network go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ruralgrowthnetwork or call 01926 412709.