Wednesday 9th November
Thursday 10th November
11.00 - 11.30
Creating New Business Using Timber Buildings
This seminar is invaluable both to those looking to diversify or expand existing businesses, or set up a new enterprises using timber buildings. Over the 30 years that Warwick Buildings has been in existence there has been increasing demand for sectional buildings for both private and commercial use. This seminar will draw on this experience to demonstrate how buildings can be used to create additional incomes streams in a variety of settings including farms, equestrian businesses, holiday parks and the country house. The new Shopping Courtyard at Stratford Garden Centre will be used as a case study of a successful retail rental model, including factual costings and step by step project management information. Collect your Guide to Creating New Business Using Timber Buildings at this Seminar
11.45 - 12.15
How to market your business to your target customers
So you’ve got a great product, diversification or innovation… how do you market it to your target audiences? PR and marketing strategist Harry Mitchell will guide you through the different marketing platforms available to you to help raise the profile of your business. From public relations and advertising to direct marketing, digital and social media, you’ll explore a whistle-stop tour of the communications toolkit available to you.
12.30 - 13.00
Maximise Profit from Your Land with Glamping
Gain insight into growing business opportunity of Glamping. Learn from the experts about common pitfalls, types and models, expected return on investment and much more.
13.15 - 13.45
Maximising Marginal Land with Miscanthus
New miscanthus growers are needed to meet the increasing demand for clean alternatives to fossil fuels. Miscanthus is a perennial energy crop that can grow to heights of up to 12 feet, producing yields of up to 15t/ha, with average returns of up to £528/ha for 20 plus years. The crop requires minimal inputs once established as the root stock recycles nutrients back into the soil, so no nitrogen fertiliser is required. And because the crop is cut during the spring time, it won’t conflict with the arable harvest. Terravesta provides growers with secure long term whole bale purchase contracts, advice, support and expertise throughout the growing process in order to help growers reap the best profits. This seminar will allow you to ask questions and seriously explore the opportunity miscanthus presents.
14.00 - 14.30
The Importance of Vertical Farming for Commercial, Urban and Rural Businesses
An introduction to vertical farming and a discussion about sustainable businesses for diversifying farmers and commercial growers.
14.45 - 15.15
Milk Vending Machines - make a better profit with farm gate sales
Jonathan Crickmore of Fen Farm Dairy talks about Dairy Farm Diversification and Raw Milk Vending Machines. Learn how you can get a fair price for your milk and participate in our question and answer session.
15.30 - 16.00
Insider Info on Getting into Glamping
If you''re thinking about setting up a glamping business this is a must. Mark will take you through everything from planning permission and where to locate your safari tents to marketing and websites. More than that you''ll get top tips on how to give your site the edge - from rooms with a view to sheds with a loo, we’ll look at what guests want from their glamping experience and how you can stay a step ahead.