We’ve had a busy summer at local and county shows from Cornwall to Yorkshire! And we always like to reflect on what these shows mean to us and the impact they have on our local and rural communities.
Not only do these shows offer a fun day out for the family, they play a huge role in the lives of the local farmers, producers and rural professionals. The Royal Cornwall Show, for example, pulled in over 110,000 visitors to their three-day show this year, and it’s no surprise why these shows are so popular. It gives businesses that extra boost to kick start their busy summer in this glorious tourist hotspot.
With the number of high street shops still in decline, these events are crucial for the livelihood of our communities. The Local Lending Movement is all about keeping our local towns, villages and communities thriving. By lending through FOLK2FOLK our investors are helping local and rural businesses get the financial boost they need to grow, develop or diversify which contributes to the creation and sustainability of successful local and rural economies.
We’d like to thank all our customers and friends for coming to visit us at our various stands this year, it is always lovely to have a catch up!
Pictured here is our Head of Farming and Rural Engagement, Ian Bell OBE, presenting our British Blue Breed Champion, with judge Richard Bartle, owner Nigel Jenkinson and stockperson Julie Rooke.