Wednesday 7th November
Thursday 8th November
10.15 - 10.45
Barry Davies - DAVIES & CO
Farm Buildings – Change of use to residential and commercial– TOP TIPS!
How to secure successful planning permission on farm buildings and farmstead change of use to residential and commercial to maximise development value.
11.00 - 11.30
Roger Hammond Boddy - Global Teleports (UK) Ltd
Satellite - the hidden solution for Rural Broadband
The UK is falling behind in the delivery of Broadband services. There have been many false claims for the speeds achievable and the Government has now clamped down the way these services may be advertised. Whilst the focus for speed has been on fibre, the most common terrestrial access still uses copper wires but this slows transmission speed over distance. Satellite to the home and community provides a stable, compliant and affordable service that is available NOW.
11.45 - 12.15
Giles Cross - FOLK2FOLK
The Local Lending Movement – Benefiting Rural Britain through FOLKONOMICS
The Local Lending Movement isn’t just about FOLK2FOLK. We’ve always talked about creating our national community of Lenders and Borrowers to dynamise the rural economy, but this goes way beyond that. This is about creating ecosystems on a local level that facilitate rural business growth on the ground. It involves the participation and support, not only of our Lenders and Borrowers, but also other interested parties: our legal and accountancy partners, local authorities, MPs, Chambers of Commerce, Local Enterprise Partnerships, surveyors and land agents, local cooperatives, leisure and tourism platforms, interest groups, community associations, charities, business groups and banks – with whom we have an increasing symbiotic relationship. We hope that by engaging all parties we will collectively help facilitate the long-term prosperity of our rural and local communities. The Local Lending Movement isn’t just about us. It’s about all of us. It’s local, focused, social activism for positive outcomes.
12.30 - 13.00
Joby Mussell - holidaycottages.co.uk part of The Travel Chapter
Beyond the barn conversion – What guests want from self-catering
With a strong domestic holiday market and year on year inbound tourism growth, there has never been a better time to be involved in UK holiday letting. Director of Growth Joby Mussell will take you through the key considerations for converting a farm building for holiday rental. From which features can increase revenue, to market trend analysis. So, whether you are an experienced property owner, or just thinking about diversifying into the sector, come along to learn more about this thriving market.
13.15 - 13.45
Willy Browne-Swinburne - Rural Solutions
Land use in the future - thinking differently about our product
Just over 15 million households have garden sizes of under 10sqm, that’s on average, 36.24 million people in our tiny country with tiny amounts of space. The average garden size in new dwellings is only 5sqm. Perhaps this is the time to start thinking about using our land differently and realising that the opportunity we have to offer is a product that people genuinely want to pay a premium for. That product is space, clean air, clean water, fun and freedom.
14.00 - 14.30
Mark Scott - Clear Sky – The Glamping Experts
Starting and evolving your own glamping park
I will cover the work involved in getting started with your dream from initial planning through financing marketing and finally to opening. We will also look at some of the new trends entering the market.
15.30 - 16.00
Annabel Shackleton - LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming)
Engaging People in Sustainable Farming: LEAF Open Farm Sunday and More!
Find out how you can boost business success by taking part in LEAF Open Farm Sunday and hosting school visits, plus how LEAF Marque can help to differentiate your products and showcase your sustainable credentials.