About Us

The Hub inspires its members to embrace change and learn from one another to encourage their business to prosper. It is led by farm and rural businesses across Warwickshire and Solihull.

What is the

Warwickshire Rural Hub?

The Hub is a business support organisation which is led by farm and rural businesses across Warwickshire and Solihull.

Established in October 2003 by a group of farmers who wanted to take control of their own destiny, the Hub has grown from strength to strength and now has a membership of over 1200 businesses. Membership is free of charge.  All our activities are funded by a charitable trust, business supporters and business partnerships.

The Hub is recognised as an example of best practice for practical rural delivery – listening to the needs of rural businesses and responding to them.

You can contact our Co-ordinator, Jane Hampson, on info@ruralhub.org.uk or 07780 159291

Our Chair, Henry Lucas, can be contacted on henrylucas76@gmail.com 

Our postal address is c/o Pleasance Farm, Chase Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1PR



What does

the Hub do?

The Hub works hard to help farm and rural businesses to develop innovative, profitable and market-led enterprises. Membership is free of charge and members receive:

a monthly E-news containing Hub events, latest news and developments, noticeboard adverts, links to market-place companies;

access to Hub events on a variety of subjects such as;

  • rural planning advice
  • pond creation and management and accessing biodiversity offsetting payments
  • managing farm woodland
  • new technology in farming
  • farm diversification and funding available

We are always open to hearing from members about the type of event they would like to see organised, so please contact our Co-ordinator, Jane Hampson, on info@ruralhub.org.uk with your suggestions.


“The Hub helps to inspire its Members to do something different, to embrace change and learn from each other.”

Henry Lucas,
Warwickshire Rural Hub Chairman

Would you Like to

Donate to the Hub?

A donation to the Hub of any amount is always gratefully received. However, it is only donations of over £100 that can be acknowledged on the Hub website as a Champion.  A donation can be given to the Hub by cheque, bank payment, standing order or by the Paypal Link Below.

Contact Us

The Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC
c/o Pleasance Farm

Email: info@ruralhub.org.uk

Registration No: 7026157

Registered office: 23 West Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9SA

Hub Chairman

Henry Lucas
E: henrylucas76@gmail.com

Rural Hub Co-ordinator

Jane Hampson
E: info@ruralhub.org.uk

Tel: 07780 159291


Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC Directors

Henry Lucas (Hub Chairman)
Graham Collier (Hub Deputy Chairman)
Karen Ellis
Paul Rice
Carrie Robbins
Alexandra Robinson
James Walton



Hub Steering Group Members

Luke Ryder, NFU
Mark Dickin, Ellacotts Accountants
Susan Schlee, S2M Marketing
Tom Newbery, Highfield Farm
Alexandra Robinson, Wright Hassall LLP
Bob Slater, Slater Farm Management Services
Jef Tuyn, Agricultural Consultant
Matt Willmott, King's Seeds
Jon Slee, Abbey Farm


The Warwickshire Rural Hub accepts no liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from any action taken in reliance on the information contained on this website.

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