Rural young entrepreneurs in the making

Aspiring rural young entrepreneurs attended Rural Youth Entrepreneurship (RYE) workshops in The Bridge Centre, Co Down.  RYE is an innovative project that aims to contribute to local economic development by stimulating the entrepreneurial talent of young people across Northern Ireland and is delivered by the Rural Development Council (RDC) and Advantage.

Rural young entrepreneurs in the making

Olga Gallagher, RDC, said:

“RYE is aimed at 16-30 year olds living in rural areas and is designed to facilitate young people to develop the skills, knowledge, confidence and capacity to create viable business ventures.  We want to encourage economically active and sustainable rural communities that offer rural young people a bright future and RYE does that by offering an alternative to employment.  It provides young people with the encouragement, necessary tools and support to consider setting up a business for themselves.

Olga concluded:

 “I congratulate all those involved in the project and take this opportunity to encourage other aspiring rural young entrepreneurs to make contact with RDC about RYE. No matter what stage your plan is at the RYE programme can help.”

If you would like further information on RYE please contact Gillian at or Gail at or alternatively telephone 02886766980.