Meet the Directors and Co-Founders of The Rural Business Awards

Jemma Clifford

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Director & Co-Founder The Rural Business Awards

Rural specialist Jemma Clifford was a director of four companies before the age of 30. A rural surveyor by training, Jemma changed career path when she retrained and became Director of, and invested in, a Nottingham-based Marketing company located in the East Midlands but operating throughout the UK, Jemma’s businesses enable firms to make the most of their markets, customers and environment.

Jemma takes a no nonsense approach to marketing tools allowing businesses to navigate which tools are best suited to their end goals. This originates from assisting rural businesses diversify to only be approached by some marketing companies that rarely considered the overall picture and sold them things they really didn’t need!

Jemma is incredibly passionate about all things rural coming from a Farming and Fieldsports family. Jemma regards The Rural Business Awards as one of her greatest achievements to date, to which she owes Anna Price as instrumental to it’s success.

 

Anna Price

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Director & Co-Founder The Rural Business Awards

Chartered Marketer and strategy specialist Anna has two decades of experience working within marketing and business disciplines in a wide variety of industries and sectors including, Engineering, Utilities, Health and Wellness, Product Design and R&D.

Anna works as a consultant with SME’s and small start-up businesses helping them to plan, grow and thrive by developing business and market strategies to facilitate change. Anna actively challenges and encourages open mindedness in the way her clients address strategy and planning within their organisations – focusing on challenges that they need to address today, as well as anticipating future problems and opportunities that may arise.

As well as operating her small consultancy practice Anna is also the Managing Director of a UK subsidiary of a growth stage start-up business operating out of Berlin. The company operates in the healthcare tech market, and focus on developing solutions for the elder care sector by utilising wireless sensor technology and the Internet of Things.

The RBA’s is the third business Anna has founded – to say she’s proud of what she and Jemma has achieved is an understatement.

“Being able to give profile to fantastic businesses based in our rural backwaters give me huge pleasure and immense satisfaction. I am having the best time meeting wonderful people and  using my skills to grow this programme to take it from strength to strength. And to be able to share this journey with my business partner and right hand woman Jemma is a once in a lifetime opportunity!”

Anna is very much a people’s person who loves a challenge. She gets great satisfaction from being able to help business to see things from a different perspective and to make positive, noticeable changes which lead to the achievement of their business goals.

Outside of work – yes there is such a thing – Anna is Mum to two girls – one of whom has Downs Syndrome, which has led Anna to take an active stance in championing the rights of people with SEN and disabilities. Anna enjoys playing netball, lifting heavy weights and recovering with lots of food and a glass or two of wine.