RURAL BUSINESS "HOW TO" WORKSHOPS

TUESDAY 3 MARCH

Preparing business for change

11:00 - 11:30

Seminar Room 4

Jeremy Moody, Secretary and Adviser - Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)

View Jeremy Moody's 'Preparing business for change' presentation here.

Land use planning and sustainability in rural diversification

11:30 - 12:00

Seminar Room 4

Andrew Hodgson, Director (Planning) - Pegasus Group 

Andrew’s presentation will provide a number of examples of rural diversification schemes and outline the key factors to be considered in delivering these through the planning system.

View Andrew Hodgson's 'Land use planning and sustainability in rural diversification' presentation here.

Land use planning and sustainability in rural diversification

11:30 - 12:00

Seminar Room 4

Radek Chanos, Associate Landscape Architect Cirencester Office - Pegasus Group

Radek’s presentation will illustrate how landscape planning work can help secure planning consent by identifying constraints and opportunities, and contextual approach to design.

A practical guide to entering the holiday letting market

12:00 - 12:30

Seminar Room 4

Shelley D'Arcy, Vice President of Property Recruitment - Cottages.com

Whether you’ve been holiday letting for years or are just starting out, this presentation will guide you through the main points to remember if you’re looking to maximize income from your holiday property.

Planning for success

12:30 - 13:00

Seminar Room 4

Andrew Shirley, Chief Surveyor - CLA

When considering a new venture, preparation is key. This workshop will guide you through how to review your assets, identify opportunities and develop a business plan to power your proposition forward.

Financial and tax planning for your diversification project

13:30 - 14:00

Seminar Room 4

Neil Berry, Tax Partner - MHA MacIntyre Hudson

With more and more farms looking towards alternative income streams, it is crucial to review existing business structures before commencing any new business venture. Neil will discuss how diversification interacts with tax relief, he will highlight tax implications and discuss the “Seven Deadly Sins of Diversification

View Neil Berry's 'Financial and tax planning for your diversification project' presentation here.​​​​​​​

Cultivating hemp – understanding the market and related opportunities

14:00 - 14:30

Seminar Room 4

Nathaniel Loxley, Director & Hemp Farmer - British Hemp Alliance

Potentially the most resourceful plant on this planet! With a vast array of proven Ecological benefits to growing hemp, what are the realities of growing this controlled “drug” in the UK? Globally, Hemp is positioned to contribute to an Agricultural revolution which can tackle various Environmental, Social and Economic issues that we face - What are some of the opportunities within the UK?

View Nathaniel Loxley's 'Cultivating hemp - understanding the marketing and related opportunities' presentation here.

The benefits of being part of the UK's #1 glamping franchise

14:30 - 15:00

Seminar Room 4

Charles Gulland, Managing Director - Wigwam Holidays

With over 80 UK locations and 25 years experience, Wigwam® Holidays has a track record in establishing sustainable and profitable rural businesses. Join us today to explore the challenges and strategies associated with developing your glamping business and the benefits of working with the UK’s #1 Glamping Franchise.

Hosting weddings - what’s the market really like in 2020 and what are the key ingredients to YOUR wedding offer

15:00 - 15:30

Seminar Room 4

Kelly Chandler, Director & Consultant - Kelly Chandler Consulting

An overview of the expectations of millennial wedding customers  - what facilities they expect from a wedding venue, services they need and are prepared to pay for in 2020 to help new-to-the-market host wedding locations nail their offer and established locations to refine and refresh theirs. 

View Kelly Chandler's 'Hosting weddings - what's the market really like in 2020 and what are the key ingredients to YOUR wedding offer' presentation here.

Trends & opportunities for farm diversification

15:30 - 16:00 

Seminar Room 4

Hannah Moule, Founder and Director - The Business Barn

In this workshop session, discover the upcoming, sector specific farm diversification trends being driven by consumers and political, technological and environmental factors and the business opportunities that may and will arise from these that farmers, landowners and those living and working in rural areas can benefit from.

The latest opportunities to make money from energy projects on farms

16:00 - 16:30

Seminar Room 4

Mark Newton, Partner - Fisher German

What are the opportunities? Covering all the latest developments and business opportunities in solar parks, AD projects, wind farms, energy storage, and electric charging points. How to maximise your income in the energy market and covering valuations of energy projects.

View Mark Newton's 'The latest opportunities to make money from energy projects on farms' presentation here.

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TUES 3RD MARCH 2020

OPENING TIMES: 09:00 - 17:00

WEDS 4TH MARCH 2020

OPENING TIMES: 09:00 - 16:30

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