Chartered surveyors Berrys at Kettering has relaunched its website which gives quick and easy access to the latest news from the industry, plus information on the firm's full range of services, from property sales to project management.
The company says that useful guides and information sheets can be downloaded and there is also a question section where farmers and businesses can seek free advice from specialist personnel.
"This new website has been designed to enable clients and visitors to find out about our services with the minimum hassle or fuss," said Berrys' award-winning web designer, Tom Geraghty.
"The site is easy to navigate and has been designed to be W3C compliant where possible, in order to provide the best access to everyone, no matter what computer or software they have," added Mr Geraghty, who designed the website Relay Writing, which won a place in the Writers digest 101 best websites for writers for 2006.
At the click of a mouse, rural businesses can keep up to speed with changing legislation such as Health and Safety, planning and environmental protection and property browsers can quickly access farms, land and houses on the market with Berrys and download particulars.
"The property section is much more user-friendly," said Mr Geraghty. "Just fill in your search criteria, such as location, price or number of bedrooms, and suitable properties will appear without the need to scroll through endless pages of houses."
News is a popular function of the site and clients and browsers are encouraged to send in news items such as interesting new rural business ventures or diversification projects. Berrys says this works in everyone's favour and encourages communication between rural business.
A staff log-in area allows Berrys' personnel to share information and access documents and a client log-in zone is coming soon which will enable selected clients to access some of their files on Berrys intranet to keep up to date with ongoing projects.
"We are also working on an online shop section, where farmers and rural businesses can download specialist tailored documents, such as a cross compliance checklist, health and safety evaluations, financial calculations, and things like that," he added.
The site is gearing up to be a one-stop shop for rural business and property.