Norfolk Business Secures £50,000 Regional Growth Loan

King’s Lynn based business Rural Computing Limited, which specialises in providing high speed broadband to rural areas is set for growth, having secured a growth loan from The East of England Regional Growth Loan Scheme.

Former pig farmer Richard Dix established Rural Computing Limited in 2011 with the ambition on providing a broadband service to communities in rural areas who previously struggled to receive a reliable service.

Richard states: “The pig farming sector was experiencing extremely tough trading conditions and I felt the need for a career change. Having a great passion for all things computing I recognised a gap in the market to offer effective internet connections to rural areas, especially the farming community and started retailing broadband services”

Rural Computing have a growing product list, ranging from satellite broadband, 3G and 4G, emergency WiFi and secure WiFi hotspots, which all cater for the increasing demand of high speed broadband for the rural areas of the United Kingdom.

As Richard outlines: “We are incredibly proud to offer a diverse range of products that enable individuals and businesses in rural areas to access broadband and WiFi.” When asked about what the future holds for Rural Computing, Richard comments, “Having previously provided our services at Norfolk’s Sundown Festival our aim is to invest in personnel and equipment to support growth in the outdoor event market across the United Kingdom.”

Stuart Ager, Senior Fund Manager at Finance East, which manages the growth loan scheme, adds: “We are delighted to be supporting such a well-established and highly regarded company. Richard and his team have extensive technological experience in this sector and a proven track record in providing a great service to the rural communities. We are pleased to be able to provide this loan and are looking forward to seeing how the company progresses.”

For more information about The East of England Regional Growth Loan Scheme please visit: or contact Stuart Ager tel: 01473 722910.