The aim of the Rural Leadership Programme is to assist rural business leaders to create additional wealth through leading, team working, networking, influencing and by being ambitious. It does this by developing the capacity of individuals, building their confidence, widening their boundaries, building industry and parliamentary trust, providing an awareness of rural economic issues and introducing individuals to the wider rural leadership network.To date, over 450 people have completed the programme, including farmers, vets, estate managers, tourism managers, and managers from processing and supply businesses.