Young Entrepreneurs Wanted

Farnley Estates is searching for young people with the drive and determination to turn great ideas into a flourishing business. Anyone interested will also enjoy the benefits associated with a trusted and historical name.

“It’s important that Farnley Estates is environmentally and financially sustainable, so that it can be enjoyed by future generations. That’s why we’re keen to support and develop rural enterprises. We currently have two ideas – apple pressing and horse rugs – that have the potential to become start-up businesses for the right entrepreneurial partners,” said Paul Sykes, Direct Farnley Estates.

Anyone interested in the two business ventures will also benefit from association with an existing brand: ‘… IN FARNLEY’, which currently has a number of sub-brands, including ‘grown… IN FARNLEY’, which covers the sale of produce from the Farnley Market Garden, and ‘ride… IN FARNLEY’, the popular off-road horse rides, which take place through the summer months.

The proposed horse rugs business will be linked to the rides, while the apple pressing opportunity will make use of the first crop of apples from trees recently planted by the Estate.

Farnley Estates is particularly interested to hear from young people between the ages of 14 and 19 years, who may be eligible for up to £5,000 start-up funding from The Kirklees Youth Enterprise Centre.

"We have the business idea, the Kirklees Youth Enterprise Centre has potential funding and business support, it just needs a young person with the vision, drive and determination to turn this into a successful rural business,” said Paul.

Farnley Estates may also be able to support any new rural businesses by providing office premises.

To find out more about the rural business ideas contact the Estate office on 01484 665544. More information about the Kirklees Youth Enterprise Centre can be found at www.kyec.org.uk