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    • Wednesday

      Keynote Speaker: Louise Follett & Kerry Pfleger

      Louise Follett & Kerry Pfleger - Pegasus Group

      How to Maximise Development Potential of Your Land and Buildings

      11.00 - 11.30

      Understand how to maximise the development potential of your land and buildings. National planning policy supports a wide range of development in rural areas and permitted development rights provide opportunities to convert agricultural buildings to a wide variety of uses without the need to apply for planning permission. The Development Plan process can also provide opportunities to promote land for development, including at the Local level through Neighbourhood Plans

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      Keynote Speaker: Dr Evangelos Petropoulos

      Dr Evangelos Petropoulos - Premier Tech Aqua

      Towards 2020: the Guidelines for a Sustainable Aqueous Environment

      11.45 - 12.15

      From the 1st of January 2020, all septic tanks need to comply with the Environment Agency’s General Binding Rules. This highlights the importance of maintaining our water resources in the best possible quality, and practically that every existing septic tank that currently discharges directly to surface water must be replaced, upgraded and/or re-direct its effluent. At this new era where effluent discharge permits are required we will extensively cover what the options and the environmental implications are and evaluate all alternatives. Case studies will be and the potential returns will be presented, so the audience understand the potential benefits of this regulatory mean to our everyday lives.

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      Keynote Speaker: Peregrine Mears

      Peregrine Mears - Peregrine Mears Architects Ltd

      Development & Diversification Opportunities for Farms & Rural Enterprises

      12.30 - 13.00

      Farms and rural land owners often face a problem of making most effective use of the land and buildings under their control. How to diversify into other business sectors? How to add new facilities that will increase their appeal and drive up revenues? How to provide more accommodation? How to get planning permission? This seminar will provide a brief overview of these aspects with examples of current and completed projects.

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      Keynote Speaker: Rob Hindle

      Rob Hindle - Rural Solutions

      Rural Solutions discusses what makes an ‘enterprising estate’ and the value added to estates that dare to diversify

      13.15 - 13.45

      Rural Solutions present on the features that distinguish more enterprising and successful landowners, and will report on the difference these make to successful diversification.

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      Keynote Speaker: Charles Gulland

      Charles Gulland - Wigwam Holidays Ltd,

      Be part of a Winning Team, the benefits of joining the Uks # 1 Glamping Franchise

      14.00 - 14.30

      From first thoughts to running your glamping business, Wigwam Holidays will take you through all the key obstacles, challenges and strategies to setting up your glamping business. With 25 years of experience Wigwam Holidays has a track record of setting up and working with farmers, landowners and rural business owners in establishing and running successful profitable glamping businesses. With their unique franchise offer learn the benefits of being part of the team to establish a sustainable and profitable franchise business.

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      Keynote Speaker: Paul Dennison

      Paul Dennison - Kensa Heat Pumps

      Diversify your Business With Ground Source Heat Pumps

      14.45 - 15.15

      This seminar will guide rural landowners and farm businesses through the commercial opportunities that ground source heat pump technology can unlock. Covering ‘district’ heating schemes applicable for clusters of barns or out-buildings; cascaded heating schemes that fulfil high heat demands on commercial processes; and integration with existing on-site electrical generation schemes to deliver low-cost and efficient heating, diversification opportunities and financial rewards.

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      Keynote Speaker: Graham Childs

      Graham Childs - The Artisan Food Trail

      Small Business Marketing on an Even Smaller Budget

      15.30 - 16.00

      Often forgotten or budgeted for in a new business, getting your name out there should be a first priority. We look at how online marketing and social media can get you seen by your prospective customers and clients, how important it is to know your own business inside out and be your biggest advocate. Your business can hold its own amongst much bigger businesses with much bigger budgets. All it takes is a little time and effort, a simple strategy and a want to win.

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      Keynote Speaker: Rory Flyn

      Rory Flyn - Dualchas Architect / Hebridean Homes

      Past Present Future

      16.15 - 16.45

      Understanding the land and buildings in the creation of a new vernacular for rural Scotland. An Introduction to the work of our architectural practice and kit-house company based on the Isle of Skye and Glasgow.

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