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Theatre 5 at Farm Business Innovation

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Wednesday 7th November

Thursday 8th November

speaker

11.00 - 11.30

Theatre5

Wednesday

Craig Sansom - Tingdene Homes Ltd

Holiday Home Design and the Future

What makes a Holiday Home? Décor, construction techniques, cost, location, infrastructure, amenities, maintenance and what building regulation suits planners? We will explore modular construction methodology understanding the difference between steel superstructures and timber frame, thermal bridging, uvalues and the impact on operational costs. Onsite vs. offsite construction to visualise the difference and understand the statistics. The importance of interior design and my take on the possible future of holiday homes.

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speaker

11.45 - 12.15

Theatre5

Wednesday

Neil Boughey - Rural Land Group

Development without Options! How you can realise the full value of developing your own land

The Government is seeking a renaissance in land owner driven developments. We will talk about the benefits of landowners retaining scheme ownership, and how landowners can add value to projects by developing their own sites, from maximising scheme value, through achieving Planning Permission, and ultimately managing the build themselves.

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speaker

12.30 - 13.00

Theatre5

Wednesday

Charles Gulland - Wigwam® Holidays

Wigwam® Holidays Franchise – the benefits of being ‘one of the family’

With over 600 of his wooden Wigwam® Cabins in commercial use, Charles Gulland discusses his franchise business opportunity for land owners and demonstrates how his unique and proven business model has helped farm businesses and land owners diversify and maximise revenue.

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speaker

13.15 - 13.45

Theatre5

Wednesday

Sally Walker - Native Architects

Why build with natural materials?

Building new structures or converting existing buildings for new rural diversification projects there is a convincing argument for using natural materials such as hemp, straw and wood. Using case studies to show examples of good practice, Sally will touch on the wider global issues affecting the construction industry today such as resource scarcity and will explain how the right material choices can positively impact on your investment.

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speaker

14.00 - 14.30

Theatre5

Wednesday

Gill Thwaites - The Farming Community Network

Are you fit for business?

The mind and body are the most important pieces of kit one can have when running a farming business. If they are not well maintained, the business will fail to run efficiently. This seminar will help identify poor mental and physical wellbeing, both in yourself and those closest to you, and provide guidance as to how you can improve these to help you run a resilient and successful farming business.

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speaker

14.45 - 15.15

Theatre5

Wednesday

Craig Nield - The English Shepherds Hut Company

Farm Income from the ever growing staycation market

These are worrying, uncertain times for farmers as the reality of cuts in EU subsidies and falling crop prices kick in. Diversification has become the norm, with tourism being one of the most lucrative forms of extra income and one of the easiest to get into. The English Shepherds Hut Company has come up with an ingenious way of helping farmers boost their coffers – at minimal capital cost.

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speaker

15.30 - 16.00

Theatre5

Wednesday

Keith Leddington-Hill - Laurence Gould Partnership Ltd

Financing Diversification Projects

The seminar will cover the information to prepare to secure funding for diversification projects. It will look at the opportunities for funding and the decision making process. It will review any grant aid opportunities available for diversification projects. Examples of successful projects will be given.

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