The Future Economic Network (FERN) is thrilled to welcome Jonathan Davies as the first member of our network for 2023. Jonathan is a seasoned leader, known for his role in creating the Cumbria First political party in 2019 and for his work with rural and business communities in the UK and beyond.

As a member of FERN, Jonathan will bring a wealth of experience and insight to our mission of driving economic development in rural areas. We look forward to his contributions to our publications and events, and to the valuable perspective he will bring to our organisation.

As we move into 2023, FERN is focused on building upon the successes of the previous year. If you missed it, Director, Kevin Beaty, provided expert testimony on land usage to the House of Lords, as part of the review into the sector by government.

and we will continue to participate in events across Europe and to support the global rural development community. We are excited to see what the new year will bring and are honoured to have Jonathan as a part of our team.

About FERN

FERN is an organisation dedicated to promoting economic development in rural areas across the globe.

Our mission is to provide support and resources to rural communities, businesses, and organizations to help them thrive and grow.

We believe that rural areas hold untapped potential for economic growth, and that by working together, we can help unlock that potential.

FERN brings together experts from various fields, including agriculture, tourism, and community development, to work together on solutions that will benefit rural communities. Through our research, events, and publications, we strive to raise awareness of the challenges facing rural areas and to provide practical solutions to help overcome them.

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