Our community has invested in a ground breaking social investment for the long term benefit of Tywardreath and the surrounding areas.

We have purchased Tywardreath Village Shop and provided the start-up capital to enable local resident Tom Larkin to start his own venture running this vital business for our rural community.    

The purpose of this investment is to enable more people to start their own small ventures by collaborating with us, sharing entrepreneurial experience, financial resources and premises.  

Our village shop will become a springboard for enterprising people, where they can develop their business idea, showcase their abilities and inspire others to develop their thoughts into micro businesses.  Our profits will be reinvested into supporting our enterprising community. 

This website was created for the benefit of our enterprising community it is regularly updated with our latest news and events.

Tywardreath is a working rural village with a thriving community. It’s a great place to visit and an even better place to live and work.

There are lots of talented, skilled and experienced people of all ages who live here and run their own small business. Not all are as visible as the shops on the main streets, many more are operating behind closed doors in the houses.   

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In the centre of the village there is a business retreat and incubator hub at Newhouse Farm, which is run by social entrepreneurs Trudy
Thompson and Josh Taylor.

Their corporate coaching business shares resources and expertise to help local people to turn their ideas into a business or an income generating community activity.  In the last 2 years they have helped over 600 local people with their free coaching and shared premises.

In 2016 they started Hunter Grange Investments a groundbreaking, collaborative, social enterprise to invest in their enterprising community and improve the local economy.  The company is purchasing Tywardreath shop and Elmswood House B&B with peer to peer loans pledged by local people.

If you live locally and want to start your own venture there are business opportunities here for you. Contact us to find out more.

Tywardreath Village Shop

Open 7am - 8pm grocery and newsagent, selling fresh local produce and offering home deliveries. Cash machine, card payments welcome.
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Tywardreath Village Shop03/25/2017 at 12:49pm
Six months ago today we started running this very special shop. We are just a group of friends who love living in this village and working together. None of us knew how to run a shop but that didn't matter.

We knew how important our shop was to the community and how hard we were prepared to work because hundreds of local people lent our company the money and trusted us to make it work.

We were absolutely petrified of what could go wrong but we didn't let that stop us being excited about what could go right.

To make it possible our friends, self belief and a lot of humour have helped us cope with the challenging times.

So here we are after 6 months having done 41,000+ till transactions and selling more than this shop used to in a year. And we haven't changed the shelving, upgraded the chillers or expanded the shop - yet!

The cash machine has been used over 9,000 times, we've taken £50k+ in card sales and in just a month the new paypoint terminal has been used 175 times.

Countless new customers have become our good friends and many are also working with us. Nearly 1,000 people follow our antics on here and many of them have downloaded our app.

Thank you for helping us get started, we know a little more about running a shop now and can't wait to see how our plans unfold in the next 6 months!
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Tywardreath Village Shop03/24/2017 at 8:11pm
We've got double the amount of flowers delivered today - big thanks to James of Flowers by Clowance for helping us get enough flowers in time for Mother's Day (I forgot to order them until the last minute! - Trudy)