Looking ahead, there are no major shifts to these core activities. We are mid-way through our strategy period which aims to grow the size, reach and impact of the rural community business sector, so it is very much ‘business as usual’ but accelerating some of the ways to get there.
For example, we are looking forward to advancing our commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in rural areas through brokering employment, volunteering and training for people who are typically excluded from the labour market. We are also looking to consider our own approach to tackling climate change and how we can support community businesses on this journey too.
As always, we look to develop new activities in collaboration with others and in line with demand from our members. Please do keep in touch with us through the year and let us know how you think we should be evolving our activities and who else we should be working with.
Happy New Year once again.
With very best wishes from the whole Plunkett team.