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Your Dartmoor - your business

Dartmoor National Park is not just an iconic landscape. The National Park supports a diverse spectrum of businesses keeping the local economy alive and playing a vital part in the success that is Dartmoor.

A key objective of 'Your Dartmoor', the plan for Dartmoor, is the need for a strong business voice for greater Dartmoor, with enhanced partnerships working between the private and public sectors and a forum for all of Dartmoor's business community. 

Over 50 Dartmoor business owners joined Dartmoor National Park on 3 December for the first Dartmoor Business Forum, providing a platform to explore opportunities for business development in the National Park area. The event proved very popular and businesses from a wide range of sectors including tourism, farming, retail and manufacturing were represented.

Please follow the links below to see the presentations given at the Dartmoor Business Forum meeting.

Funding your business growth

Trevor Smale, Chairman, Greater Dartmoor LEAF
An update on the GD LEAF (Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund) programme, how to be involved and how you and your business could benefit from the next round of grant funding

Supporting your business growth

David Hynd, Head of Rural, Peninsula Enterprise, Heart of the South West Business Support

Planning for Business

Stephen Belli, Director of Planning, Dartmoor National Park Authority

National Parks, National Assets (film: 7mins) (external website, opens new window)

This film illustrates the importance of National Parks not just as iconic landscapes and part of our national identity, but as thriving rural economies contributing to national prosperity and wellbeing through their special qualities.

The film is informed by the 'Valuing National Parks' report published by in May 2013 and commissioned by National Parks England. The report is packed with information and case studies showing how National Park Authorities support rural businesses, communities and economies.

Page last updated: 08 Dec 2014
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