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Carole Clayton

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Who Are We?

The Rural Meeting Place is a privately owned networking organisation that provides its members with a focal point for business to business communications. It is a rural hub for business networking, development and support in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Powys.

What Do We Do?

We network to progress our Business, whatever your business size you are welcome to come along and learn and share knowledge with other Business owners  who want to progress their business whatever stage of growth it is at. View more on our services page.

About Carole Clayton

Over the years I have worked with small businesses on their promotion and development.
The aims and activities of The Rural Meeting Place reflect the work that has been achieved and is now developing into another phase of growth.

Our sister company Tenbury Wells Open For Business was born through research and development over a 5 year period and based on the lack of outside support for the Town through the usual channels. Through the website with the package on offer we are able to promote the Town as a whole with it's Unique businesses, places to stay and places to visit. It's a resource for those new, and existing to the area, and to visitors with something for everyone.


  • Networking Opportunities for SME's in Rural Areas
  • Business Support & Development
  • Marketing
  • Group Facilitation
Connecting People to Rural Business in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Powys


Rural Meeting Place
Cabens, New Barns Lane,
Coreley, Nr Ludlow
Shropshire SY8 3AP