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    • Wednesday

      Keynote Speaker: Roger Ashman

      Roger Ashman - OWAL Architects

      Diversification: Presenting a Holistic Vision

      11.00 - 11.30

      Are you looking to diversify but unsure of the right approach through planning? Using recent case studies, Roger Ashman of OWAL Architects will review the benefits of considering a holistic estate strategy and presenting the vision early on to the local authority. With a broad and diverse approach, covering multiple scales, land use classes and time frames, this talk will review how subsequent applications benefit from anchoring back to a solid, overarching estate vision.

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      Keynote Speaker: Annabel James

      Annabel James - Landmark Systems Ltd

      Using Your Accounts Software to Make Better Post-Brexit Decisions

      11.45 - 12.15

      Have you moved your business accounts onto a digital software package for MTD VAT in recent months? Did you know that your accounts software can do more than submit VAT? This seminar will show you how you can use accounts software to provide you with invaluable management information to help you make the best decisions and plan for the future of your business in post Brexit Britain.

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      Keynote Speaker: Brady Last BA (Hons) MIoD

      Brady Last BA (Hons) MIoD - Breakthrough Group

      Research & Development Tax Relief: Who’s Eligible and How to Claim

      12.30 - 13.00

      R&D Tax Relief is undoubtedly the single biggest funding mechanism for small businesses. On average companies can claim £60,000 in cash or future tax relief. Brady will explain how the scheme works and what you need to do to claim this money. If you have or plan to farm differently, improve your growing conditions or change the way you manage your crops or livestock you may be entitled to claim.

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      Keynote Speaker: Jamie Wilson

      Jamie Wilson - Life Space Cabins

      How Considered Design & Construction Can Give You a Quicker ROI

      13.15 - 13.45

      Having made the decision to diversify we understand that you will want a return on your valuable capital investment as soon as possible. In this informative and visual seminar Jamie’s passion and knowledge for good design and construction will inform you how creating and building considered high quality small spaces will give the maximum life expectancy on structures so could see a far quicker return on your investment. This is the really useful stuff you need to know.

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      Keynote Speaker: Owen Gleadall

      Owen Gleadall - Merlinsoft Ltd

      Increasing Secondary Spend

      14.00 - 14.30

      How to improve your sales by as much as 24% by ensuring you take advantage of all available opportunities to create ‘upsell’ of other products and services. You have a captive audience so this seminar is to show you how you can make it as simple as possible for the visitor to say “Yes” and maximise your revenues easily and effectively.

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      Keynote Speaker: Rachel Trend

      Rachel Trend - Native Chartered Architects Ltd

      Natural Materials: the Future of Sustainable Building

      14.45 - 15.15

      Increasing attention is being given to the impact of construction on the natural environment, and the need to respond to the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss - how can we take this into account when considering a new building project? Naturally grown materials such as hemp and straw could be the key to truly sustainable and beautiful new buildings, improving the health of both the occupants and the planet.

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      Keynote Speaker: Tom Robinson

      Tom Robinson - National Farm Attraction Network (NFAN)

      Safe Public Interaction with Farm Animals

      15.30 - 16.00

      Does the public come into contact with farm animals in your business? Discover key facts about The Industry Code of Practice and how to Prevent or Control Ill Health from Animal Contact at Visitor Attractions. This seminar covers simple practical steps to ensure compliance with the Code and how the new Animal Attraction Assured certification scheme (developed by NFAN) provides evidence of compliance for insurers, stakeholders and the visiting public.

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      Keynote Speaker: Vicky Hernandez

      Vicky Hernandez - Hedges Law

      Dealing with Rural Land: everything you need to know!

      16.15 - 16.45

      Farm land is one of the most valuable commodities that farmers own. Whether you are buying or selling land, granting a lease or looking for more flexible ways of allowing third parties to use your land there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself. This seminar will help explain some of the options available and share top tips on how to minimise liability and maximise value.

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