Archive for February 2011
We had a very enjoyable evening at The Ramblers’ Rest when George Hamilton and Dennis Jones from Growing Routes brought their team for their belated Christmas get together and to present me with a Plaque from Growing Routes, illustrating their support of The Ramblers’ Rest in the development of The Tea Room and Restaurant and Quality B&B Accommodation.
‘The Ramblers’ Rest has been very fortunate to have had a great deal of support from Growing Routes throughout its development, from the very early stages of planning up to present day.We were introduced to George first, during the early days of our ‘dreams’ to expand, and he then went on to help, advise and prepare us for our Grant Application to Yorkshire Forward. (Growing Routes was founded by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, with the support of Yorkshire Forward to help new and existing farm/rural businesses.)
Successful with our application and building works well on the way, Growing Routes continued their support in the ‘form’ of Dennis Jones by offering us a Mentor to help with areas of our business that we felt would benefit from this service. Over the last year we have been extremely lucky to have had a fantastic mentor, Tracey Baty of three60 marketing and pr, based in Shiptonthorpe, who has helped us in so many ways, offering knowledge and expertise and always with bags of encouragement and enthusiasm for what we want to achieve from The Ramblers’ Rest.
I would like to say a very big thankyou to George, Dennis and Tracey and wish Growing Routes continued success in providing the time to offer invaluable advice, support and ecouragement to small rural businesses.