Rural Enterprise Exmoor: New Guides launched for Exmoor Businesses

The three-part interactive guides to ‘Doing Business on Exmoor’ aim to help guide local businesses operating within and around the National Park. They provide practical ideas and information, bringing together a range of Exmoor specific resources in one place to help businesses to make the most of the opportunities afforded by the area.

Each part of the guide points to specific help and resources relevant to different businesses as follows:

  • Working in Exmoor National Park
  • Good Tourism on Exmoor
  • Sustainable Business on Exmoor

The art of menu writing - tips and guidance for creating a well curated menu!

Menu writing is an art and should radiate a personality, a well curated menu is a tool for persuasion, influence and upsell. Whether casual or fine dining, effective menu design mixes a planned layout, well written content and correct pricing whilst communicating the concept,
ethos, location, theme and brand voice of your business. The menu should reflect your organisational values and speak to your intended audience or customer profile.

Read our new menu writing guidance document with helpful suggestions on naming dishes, referencing local produce and the local area, plus you’ll find and useful vocabulary section to help describe taste, texture and preparation. Download on the button below. 

Hosting an event? Add it to our Events Portal!

Together with Somerset West and Taunton we have created an events portal to promote all the fantastic events going on across the area. Take a look at the portal here: Somerset West and Taunton Events Portal.

If you have an event you would like to list free of charge, head to the ‘SUBMIT AN EVENT‘ page and follow the instructions.

This events calendar has been created with funding from the Somerset West and Taunton ERDF Welcome Back Fund, which supports the safe and welcoming return to high streets and visitor destinations to help build back better from the pandemic.

Visit England - The Pink Book Legislation Tenth Edition

The Pink Book: Legislation for tourist accommodation provides a common-sense approach to running an accommodation business – from food hygiene and health and safety to obtaining entertainment and alcohol licences.  This latest edition includes new chapters on workplace pensions and alternative dispute resolution regulations.

Rural Tourism Kit

This toolkit is a fully featured resouce, packed with useful information and advice for rural tourism businesses. It is designed to help with business evaluation, marketing identification, effective communication and marketing, and to encourage initiatives that offer great visitor experiences, whilst nurturing the environments that create them.

Self Catering Property Management Software

This task app enables your in-field teams can record their fire alarm and smoke detector checks through images and timestamped notes. An automated in-app and email reminder can be set up for the relevant staff member to ensure this task is never missed and our admin dashboard will give you instant access to all historical data and evidence amongst much more.

Costing Your Menu

We have complied a guide to costing your menu.  This is an essential component of any food service based business. The information will guide you through the steps and considerations for your gross profit.


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