This is My Story


I’m Christine and I run Hopes of Longtown, an independent Village Store and Post Office on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in South Herefordshire.

I believe communication and access to information is key to any business selling to the public. But I don’t just run a shop; I’m passionate about rural business and entrepreneurship.

Would you like to work with someone who?


  • Is advocating change at a National level.

  • Has won NFU countryside person of the year.

  • Was invited to meet the Queen.

  • Got to International level in her sport.

  • Inspired a film.

  • Jumped out of a plane at 14,000ft for fun.

  • Cooks a roast to share with family and friends.

  • Is an incredibly proud mum of the gorgeous Nola and Finn.

    If so I’m the person for you! Contact me to find out how to take the next step.

“I’m sure you’ll get similar feedback, but as much as I enjoyed every speaker, Christine stood out head and shoulders above the rest for me. 

Sparky, determined, funny and real – and a natural presenter. Thanks so much for including her in the schedule”

Attendee of the Annual WiRE Conference

Delighted to be a Nuffield Scholar (2006) “Looking at the motivating factors of starting a business and the creation of a Rural Entrepreneurial attitude in the under 30’s” travelling to California, New Zealand, Australia and Gambia.

And I’m not afraid to dress up as a pea for causes I believe in!


A proud moment recieving my BITC (Business In the Community) Award

My best creation ever!