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    • Wednesday

      Keynote Speaker: Dan Cox

      Dan Cox - The AF Group Ltd

      Managing, Monitoring, and Generating Farm Energy

      11.00 - 11.30

      Insight into measures for monitoring and managing energy consumption across farm buildings and investigating cost effective options for energy generation.

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      Keynote Speaker: Shelley D’Arcy

      Shelley D’Arcy - Cottages.com

      Maximise your Income Through Holiday Letting

      11.45 - 12.15

      With over 35 years of experience, cottages.com provide expert advice on maximising your income through holiday letting. From guidance on what holidaymakers expect, to tips on how to market your property and choosing between an agency and directory; cottages.com will cover everything you need to know about successfully letting out your property to holidaymakers. Ideal for everyone involved in holiday letting, whether you have years of experience or are just considering taking the plunge.

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      Keynote Speaker: Rosie Whelpton

      Rosie Whelpton - Hush Digital

      Make The Most Out Of Your Website

      13.15 - 13.45

      Want to ensure your website has all the essential ingredients to perform to its maximum potential? This seminar will chat you through the key elements that make a website engaging, business generating and memorable to make your visitors return continuously. Whether you’ve just had a redesign, you’re a new business looking to invest in your first website, or you’re currently considering a refresh, you’ll definitely pick up a few pointers.

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      Keynote Speaker: Tara Best

      Tara Best - Tara Punter PR LTD

      Successful Marketing and PR for Your Rural Business

      14.00 - 14.30

      Marketing and PR can be a minefield for rural businesses - this seminar aims to demystify those issues. Tara explores some key tips and offers advice on how to secure coverage in relevant media and how maximise on that coverage. Plus some top marketing tips that will support any PR activity.

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      Keynote Speaker: Ashley Lilley and Debbie Queen

      Ashley Lilley and Debbie Queen - Savills

      Diversifying Into Food and Drink Tourism

      14.45 - 15.15

      The thriving trend for quality, artisan food and drink doesn’t appear to be slowing down, and rural landowners are increasingly exploring options for producing food as well as creating tourist attractions that support the appetite for creating a sustainable business. From cookery classes to breweries and bakeries, Ashley and Debbie have worked with a variety of rural entrepreneurs to develop their offer. Come along and hear their stories.

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      Keynote Speaker: Paul Michel

      Paul Michel - Paul Michel Investments

      The Commercial Lending Landscape

      15.30 - 16.00

      In this presentation, Paul will be giving an overview of the Commercial Lending Landscape. What are the main types of commercial finance? Who is lending money? How is commercial finance arranged? How can commercial finance help business to survive and thrive? There is an astonishing array of financing solutions available, with many non-traditional financiers entering the space. To gain a better understanding of your financing options, don’t miss this presentation.

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      Keynote Speaker: David Tabb

      David Tabb - Mar-Key Group

      Making the most of your available space with semi-permanent structures

      16.15 - 16.45

      David will explain the benefits that choosing a temporary structure can have when you’re looking to diversify. From increased flexibility to lower costs and an easier planning process, a temporary structure is the ideal solution and can remain in situ for many, many years. A proud British manufacturing business, Mar-Key Group works directly with clients and venues to ensure they make the most of any available space.

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