Welcome to Warwickshire Rural Hub

Helping farming and rural businesses to prosper in Warwickshire and the surrounding counties

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Today marks the 48th birthday of missing Warwick man Stefan Watkins and his family are appealing for information that could help us find him. If you have anything that can help us, please report it on our online portal ➡️https://mipp.police.uk/operation/23HQ23E51-PO2 More here: http://tinyurl.com/2ks9h5u4

We’re sending out Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier agreement offers.📨

🚨Have you responded to yours?

Log in to Rural Payments service and respond to your offer so you can make a claim when the window opens.

If you haven’t received an offer yet, you’ll receive an update soon.

The guidance for the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund 2024 is available to view online now: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/farming-equipment-and-technology-fund-2024

The online application services for Productivity and Slurry grants will open in the next week, with Animal Health and Welfare to open shortly afterwards

#NuffieldFarming looks for Scholars who have the potential to be leaders within their businesses, communities, industry & beyond.

We also ask Scholars to show a passion for their topic as well as a willingness to learn and develop. Here are some things which are not required ⤵️

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How does The Hub

help its members?

We support our members by:

  • facilitating and supporting the development of innovative and business-led commercial activities;
  • organising topical events and practical activities to improve business performance and stimulate business growth;
  • communicating members’ needs to the agencies and organisations that can help them;
  • providing an information signposting service for members:
  • sharing experience and liaising with rural delivery networks across the country.

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

Henry Lucas,
Warwickshire Rural Hub Chair 2003 – 2022

Some statistics on 

Farming in Warwickshire

  • There are around 2000 farm holdings in the county managing 160,000 hectares of land 
  • Approximately 6000 people work on farms, with 1500 of these being casual workers
  • Farms in the county generate £138 million towards the West Midlands economy (not including the wider food and drink sectors)
  • Major Warwickshire commodities include combinable crops, arable, livestock, horticulture and potatoes
  • 510 farms are growing cereals on 80,000 hectares
  • 65,000 cattle and 290,000 sheep are grazing 29,500 lowland hectares on just over 750 farms

Thank you to Warwickshire NFU for providing these statistics

Would you Like to

Donate to the Hub?



A donation to the Rural Hub of any amount is always gratefully received. However, only donations of over £100 can be acknowledged on our Hub Supporter's page.  A donation can be paid by cheque, BACS, standing order or by the Paypal link below.  If you would like our bank details please contact the Co-ordinator on info@ruralhub.org.uk 



Contact Us

The Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC
Archway Cottage, 2 Church Street, Marton, Rugby CV23 9RL

Email: info@ruralhub.org.uk
Tel: 07780 159291

Company Registration No: 7026157
Registered office: 23 West Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9SA


Rural Hub


Jane Hampson
E: info@ruralhub.org.uk

Tel: 07780 159291


Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC Directors

Karen Ellis (Chair)
Amy Brant
Rosemary Collier
Emlyn Evans
Ian Jelley
Henry Lucas
Marion Perrett Pearson
Alexandra Robinson


Environmental Steering Group Members

Zoe Bell (Chair)
Tony Beysens
Meehal Grint, Kings Seeds
Tom Newbery, Highfield Farm
Louis Phipps, Bragborough Estate
Zoe Burrows, Rookery 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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