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British Tipi Theatre 4

The Tipi Company manufacture British-made large event tipis and accessories for the use of outdoor events.

Durable, reliable and fully waterproof, our tipis are available in four sizes and are interlinkable to create an outdoor structure for a whole range of services including wedding venues, corporate event spaces and outdoor restaurants.

Wednesday 9th November

Thursday 10th November

speaker

11.00 - 11.30

Theatre4

Wednesday

Barry Jefferd

Tax Traps of Diversification

It is well known that Agriculture has many favourable tax advantages such as Farmers’ Averaging and Agricultural Property Relief. As farmers/landowners seek to diversify do these valuable reliefs still apply? HMRC are always seeking to deny these advantages and often see diversification as a good excuse for close investigation. Barry will point out the traps that need to be avoided as well as the opportunities for further tax planning.

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speaker

11.45 - 12.15

Theatre4

Wednesday

John and Felicity Richards

Diversification: open mind to new avenues of business.

A brief encounter of our business- ‘The Green Waste Company’. A family-run business how our diversification, recycling, has integrated well with the farm. We continue to farm around 1000 acres of arable and milk 300 cows. Based in Cornwall, we have diverted over 250,000 tonnes of material from landfill. Through our background and passion for farming and the Cornish landscape, our commitment has been to protect the environment. Our obligation to meet legislation and law within the waste sector, County Council, Environment Agency, twice yearly audits, taking exams, consistent monitoring and industry recognition for an outstanding facility design.

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speaker

12.30 - 13.00

Theatre4

Wednesday

Sarah Wood

How To Build A Successful Holiday Letting Business

Farm diversification into holiday lettings, top tips and advice on maximising your return.

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speaker

13.15 - 13.45

Theatre4

Wednesday

Tim Cook

How solar PV systems save farms and rural businesses money on electricity running costs

This seminar will explore how solar PV systems save farms and rural businesses money on electricity running costs; looking at electricity costs and comparing this to the costs for installing a bespoke solar PV system for a range of different businesses. As global technology advances, new market conditions arise, Tim will explain how to generate strong returns from solar PV and highlight the wider benefits of the technology through relevant case studies.

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speaker

14.00 - 14.30

Theatre4

Wednesday

Shirley Bettinson

Alpacas - The Story Behind This Global Emerging Industry

At this seminar you will learn what alpacas are and the growth of the global alpaca industry. You will hear how farmers and landowners in Britain are making a healthy return from breeding and selling alpacas in the UK and throughout Europe. Alpacas offer a wonder lifestyle that is fully supported by the British Alpaca Society.

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speaker

14.45 - 15.15

Theatre4

Wednesday

Tim Rees

Successfully letting your accommodation; How to choose help.

We will briefly look at the pre-requisites to getting your accommodation ready for the public and take an over view of some of the key ways to help market your property. Attention will be paid to Self marketing, using third party websites and full agency support.

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speaker

15.30 - 16.00

Theatre4

Wednesday

Ean Parsons

Using Shipping Containers to Innovate

Shipping containers are used for a variety of applications in a farm environment including the traditional use of storage of stock and equipment and for tack rooms and portable offices. In recent years a popular use has been for operating a self-storage business. We will share our experience of where and how containers have been used by others to diversify and expand their business including how to start and operate self-storage business.

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