Regional Information for Living in Rutland and Running a Business

Rutland has a strong sense of community, and this translates into a very supportive network for local businesses. When you add this to the fact that the county also enjoys good transport links and 95% coverage for superfast broadband, you realise it’s a great place to start up.

The count has roughly 1900 businesses operating, with the manufacturing and service sectors seeing particularly strong growth. The two main towns, Oakham and Uppingham, play host to many of these and provide a great base from which to operate. For more details and stats, Rutland County Council has a section on their website dedicated to supporting businesses (, and it is updated on a regular basis.

The county has a dedicated economic development team. However, Business Lincolnshire ( offers a Growth Hub which provides excellent mentoring, support, and guidance to business owners in Rutland too. It also has a great selection of business experts to tap into for advice, including those with knowledge on how to obtain grants and finance.

In addition to this, Rutland is part of what was known as the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership, but is now known as The Business Board of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. This is a good source of knowledge and support as well.

Thus, if you’re looking to start a business in Rutland, and are keen to develop and grow, you have a selection of resources to hand to help you on your way.

Digital Rutland – A partnership project between the County Council, BT, and Broadband Delivery UK; its objective is to connect businesses to fibre broadband. Roll out is set to complete by 2022. Already 96% of premises are now able to access superfast broadband.

Project Gigabit – A government supported scheme country-wide that is aiming to reach 85% gigabit-capable coverage by 2025.

Crime rates are low, life expectancy rates are high, and overall Rutland supports an active and enriched community. So it’s great for running a small business, and it’s great for fine-tuning your work/life balance!

There is plenty to offer families, couples, and individuals looking to develop a good quality of life.

  • Outstanding schools, with both private and state schools within easy reach. We have a page dedicated to schools in Rutland, please click here
  • A wonderful choice of outdoor activities to keep you fit, healthy, and entertained. Everything from walking and cycling, to sailing, water sports, riding, and fishing. To find out more about things to do in Rutland, please see our page dedicated to this subject.
  • Shopping to suit all tastes. From high street chains, to wonderful farmers’ markets and chic boutiques.

If you’re looking for a house that is a home – what are your options?

Rutland is a sought after place to live, and for good reason. Oakham and Uppingham are wonderful if you’re seeking all the conveniences of town living but oodles of charm and character to go with that. However, rural living is extremely well supported in the county, and you will be spoilt for choice with the plentiful mix of villages dotted across the area. For more information on finding a property in Rutland, click here.

As mentioned at the beginning, Rutland is well served by travel links.

By car:

  • Corby – Approx. 20 mins
  • Peterborough – Approx. 20 mins
  • Melton Mowbray – Approx. 20 mins
  • Market Harborough – Approx. 30 mins
  • Leicester – Approx. 40 mins
  • Northampton – Approx. 45 mins
  • Nottingham – Approx. 55 mins
  • Centre of London – Approx. 2hrs 20 mins

By train – Station in Oakham:

  • Birmingham New Street: 90 mins
  • Leicester: 30 mins
  • Peterborough: 30 mins
  • London: 90 mins

By air:

  • East Midlands Airport: 55 mins
  • Birmingham International: 75mins
  • Stansted: 90 mins
  • Luton: 90 mins

To find out more about travel links to and from Rutland, please read our dedicated travel page here.

How can we help you with finding property in Rutland?

To understand if Rutland is right for you, particularly with respect to your needs as a business owner, Charlie Rearden,

our local Regional Director for the area, will always spend time carrying out an initial consultation with you. This can be face to face, but obviously geographical constraints can make this hard so meetings via Skype/Zoom are very productive too. Once Charlie has a clear idea of what you’re looking for, and why, he will then be able to offer you:

  • The best properties to suit your budget and taste.
  • The most suitable locations to meet your business and travel needs.
  • The easiest access to maintain and enjoy family connections.

However, it’s worth noting that as a property finder we help not only with your house hunt but we also oversee the purchase process all the way to completion. And in taking on this role, we thus remove many of the troublesome obstacles you may encounter e.g. organising surveyors, conveyancers, and tradespeople.

If you’d like to discuss your plans, or find out more to understand how property in Rutland might just be the place for you to settle, then give Charlie a call on 01780 678770 or 07779 261744

What will a Stacks buying agent in Rutland and The Shires do for you?

Living in Rutland and Running a Business

Rutland has a strong sense of community, and this translates into a very supportive network for local businesses. When you add this to the fact that the county also enjoys good transport links and 95% coverage for superfast broadband, you realise it’s a great place to start up.

Rutland for Downsizing and Resizing

If you’re looking for some peace and tranquillity, but still need easy travel connections to other parts of the country, Rutland should be high on your list for consideration. It has a phenomenal amount to offer downsizers and resizers.

Schools in and around Rutland

The level of education in the Rutland area is very high, and families have a lovely mix of schools to choose from for both primary and secondary stages. If you move to the county, you will have access to great selection of outstanding state funded grammar schools, as well as superb independent schools.

Travel in Rutland; to, from, and around

Rutland may be the smallest county, and it may be in the middle of the country too, but don’t be fooled; it’s small but perfectly formed, and well connected travel-wise with good communication links to popular destinations.

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Call Charlie Rearden to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 07779 261744

How We Do It

“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way.  Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”

“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”

“We felt they genuinely wanted to help.”

“Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before.”

“It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting.”

“Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me.”

“Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification.

“I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks”

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“I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.”

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