Theatre 5 Sponsored by Tingdene Homes Ltd
Wednesday 7th November
Thursday 8th November
11.00 - 11.30
Craig Sansom - Tingdene Homes Ltd
Holiday Home Design and the Future
What makes a Holiday Home? Décor, construction techniques, cost, location, infrastructure, amenities, maintenance and what building regulation suits planners? We will explore modular construction methodology understanding the difference between steel superstructures and timber frame, thermal bridging, uvalues and the impact on operational costs. Onsite vs. offsite construction to visualise the difference and understand the statistics. The importance of interior design and my take on the possible future of holiday homes.
11.45 - 12.15
Neil Boughey - Rural Land Group
Development without Options! How you can realise the full value of developing your own land
The Government is seeking a renaissance in land owner driven developments. We will talk about the benefits of landowners retaining scheme ownership, and how landowners can add value to projects by developing their own sites, from maximising scheme value, through achieving Planning Permission, and ultimately managing the build themselves.
12.30 - 13.00
Charles Gulland - Wigwam® Holidays
Wigwam® Holidays Franchise – the benefits of being ‘one of the family’
With over 600 of his wooden Wigwam® Cabins in commercial use, Charles Gulland discusses his franchise business opportunity for land owners and demonstrates how his unique and proven business model has helped farm businesses and land owners diversify and maximise revenue.
13.15 - 13.45
Sally Walker - Native Architects
Why build with natural materials?
Building new structures or converting existing buildings for new rural diversification projects there is a convincing argument for using natural materials such as hemp, straw and wood. Using case studies to show examples of good practice, Sally will touch on the wider global issues affecting the construction industry today such as resource scarcity and will explain how the right material choices can positively impact on your investment.
14.00 - 14.30
Gill Thwaites - The Farming Community Network
Are you fit for business?
The mind and body are the most important pieces of kit one can have when running a farming business. If they are not well maintained, the business will fail to run efficiently. This seminar will help identify poor mental and physical wellbeing, both in yourself and those closest to you, and provide guidance as to how you can improve these to help you run a resilient and successful farming business.
14.45 - 15.15
Craig Nield - The English Shepherds Hut Company
Farm Income from the ever growing staycation market
These are worrying, uncertain times for farmers as the reality of cuts in EU subsidies and falling crop prices kick in. Diversification has become the norm, with tourism being one of the most lucrative forms of extra income and one of the easiest to get into. The English Shepherds Hut Company has come up with an ingenious way of helping farmers boost their coffers – at minimal capital cost.
15.30 - 16.00
Keith Leddington-Hill - Laurence Gould Partnership Ltd
Financing Diversification Projects
The seminar will cover the information to prepare to secure funding for diversification projects. It will look at the opportunities for funding and the decision making process. It will review any grant aid opportunities available for diversification projects. Examples of successful projects will be given.