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Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership Programme

The Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership Programme is open for applications, for the ninth run of the programme to be held between late October 2015 and early March 2016.  It offers a great opportunity for rural business people to improve their confidence, decision making, delegation, communication and making a difference in the rural sector.  The 380 graduates who have already completed the programme found it a fantastic, often life changing experience which has given them the confidence to make bold decisions, adapt and create new innovative enterprises, lobby in parliament and to aid succession of family businesses, to name just a few.  Previous participants also valued the opportunity to mix with people running a diverse range of rural businesses. The programme is aimed at motivated, ambitious people running small to medium rural businesses, located in the Scottish Enterprise area (not Highlands and Islands) who are looking to develop leadership capabilities and grow their businesses. 

The programme includes 12 days of events including workshops on leadership, individual focus sessions, effective communication workshops and “Apprentice Style” innovation projects as well as learning journeys to the Scottish Parliament, London and Brussels.    Places for this highly successful programme are limited and highly sought after, with a closing date of Tuesday 10th September.


Our final recruitment evening will be held on Tuesday 25th August at Gloagburn Farm Shop, Tibbermore, Perth, PH11QL starting ay 7.30pm.  Attendance at the recruitment evening has proved extremely beneficial to past applicants.  Please contact Iain Riddell to confirm attendance, to seek more information, or request an application form (Tel 07884108208 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


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