Hunter Grange Investments Ltd is a new business formed to own commercial property and agricultural land, to incubate social ventures and benefit the local community.

In 2014 Trudy Thompson and Josh Taylor moved to Newhouse Farm in Tywardreath, Cornwall and launched their coaching business Entrepreneurs Retreat with mostly FTSE100 corporate clients. Their social enterprise activities have given thousands of hours of free coaching support and start-up loans to local people, of all ages, to start and grow all kinds of micro ventures.

Our Social Enterprise Activities

Our Mission

Hunter Grange Investments Ltd is a limited company formed by social entrepreneurs Trudy Thompson and Josh Taylor to purchase and manage commercial properties and agricultural land for the long term benefit of their local community of Tywardreath in Cornwall.

These properties will provide the premises for enterprises that make a positive social impact on the local community and inspire more local people to start and run their own micro business.

In 2016 Hunter Grange Investments has raised the funds to buy properties and fund the start-up costs of the local enterprising people we are supporting to run their own business operating our premises.  We raised a community investment fund from local people who will benefit from special offers such as free membership to our community buying scheme.  They will also be the first to be offered shares in the company and a shared ownership property scheme that will be launched after 3 years.

To enable others to replicate this groundbreaking sustainable, social business model in their own community we will provide training workshops to share our experience and resources.

Trudy Thompson

Trudy has been entrepreneurial all her working life, launching and running a wide range of ventures from micro enterprises to multimillion turnover companies. Trudy has also had a career in motorsport as a works driver for sports car manufacturers and she has been a stunt driver.
In 2002 she started her own eco building main contractor business and project managed over 30 building projects for private clients. Then in 2009 she launched Bricks and Bread a social enterprise that provides mentoring and coaching, networking events and training courses for free, to share real entrepreneurial experience with people who want to start their own business.

Josh Taylor

Josh is a young entrepreneur who was mentored by Trudy and they are now business partners in Hunter Grange Investments. He successfully launched his own venture, achieved international publicity as an inspiring young entrepreneur and now regularly writes for Huffington Post and other major online news sites. He is also a popular guest speaker represented by the top speaking agencies in the UK. In 2013 Josh started working alongside Trudy in her social enterprise giving his free time to mentor young people in business.

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