Wednesday 9th November
Thursday 10th November
11.00 - 11.30
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.
11.45 - 12.15
Vertical Farming as a sustainable extra farm business revenue stream
Vertical Farming offers a genuinely sustainable and efficient way to grow food for local markets. Showing how businesses can implement this extra revenue stream, focusing on practical advice around modular growing units and renewable energy use.
12.30 - 13.00
Using land to unlock business innovation
With land prices at an all time high how do people manage to set up in business and are there ways to help established businesses cope with changes to their business or plan for succession? The Land Partnerships approach (created by our team) works by bringing land owners and those looking to start a business together and working on an established five step approach. It encourages innovative ways of using and working with land which benefits all parties involved by focusing on a variety of ways to achieve this including joint ventures. This approach now combines with its new land matching service delivering across England. This seminar will outline this innovative way of working and will be of interest to all entrepreneurs - either those seeking that first opportunity or those who have a potential land or business venture they would like to share. Case studies will be included to show how successful these ventures can be and will outline how the new Land Partnerships service works.
13.15 - 13.45
Daniel Jones, Lucie Stone, Cath Anthony and Louise Newton
Breathing life and value into rural places and spaces
Maximising the capital value and net income generation of your farm, estate or holding is often a key objective for rural businesses. This can usually be achieved through utilising existing assets and realising the potential of your property through appropriate diversification schemes. We will talk through projects where we have obtained challenging and unusual planning consents, adding value for owners and creating alternative means of income, leading the development or diversification from inception to completion. We will also discuss a variety of development options, including the application of permitted development rights for the change of use of buildings from agriculture to residential and commercial uses.
14.00 - 14.30
Open Your Farm to Visitors
This seminar will take you through the implications and guidelines of the new Industry Code of Practice for safe farm visits. The session will also give delegates an update on Access to Farms work with the Farm Safety Partnership.
14.45 - 15.15
Making you holiday home work harder
With over 35 years of experience, Welcome Cottages provide expert advice on making the most of your holiday home. From guidance on what holidaymakers expect, to tips on how to market your property and choosing between an agency and directory; Welcome Cottages will help make your holiday home work harder for you. Ideal for everyone involved in holiday letting, whether you have years of experience or are just considering taking the plunge.
15.30 - 16.00
Planning Rules & Tactics
Farm Development and Diversification: planning rules and tactics. When wishing to develop or diversify, the planning system must be taken on! Is it easy or hard? What can you do? How should you approach it? Need it be expensive or slow? Tony Kernon will provide a synopsis of the rules of the planning system and the rules as they apply to farms, including commercial and residential conversions, farm dwellings, stables and farm diversification.