Theatre 7 Sponsored by The Tipi Company
Wednesday 7th November
Thursday 8th November
11.00 - 11.30
Cath Anthony & Louise Newton - The Warm Welly Company #warmwellies
Diversification - Breathing life and value into rural places and spaces
Maximising the capital value and net income generation of your farm, estate or holding is often a key objective for rural businesses. This can usually be achieved through utilising existing assets and realising the potential of your property through appropriate diversification schemes. We will talk through projects where we have obtained challenging and unusual planning consents, adding value for owners and creating alternative means of income, leading the development or diversification from inception to completion.
11.45 - 12.15
Hayley Harthern - The Warm Welly Company #warmwellies
What to consider when launching Outdoor Weddings & Event at your venue
Launching an outdoor events offering at your venue can be an exciting yet daunting task. During this informative seminar, Hayley will offer you an insight into all of the elements to consider to ensure your new venture is a success, from both a practical and creative perspective. Whether you are looking to buy or hire temporary events structures, there are several factors that need to be considered to ensure a seamless customer journey from start to finish. Size of space available, competitors nearby, pricing strategy, where the practicalities will be located, numbers you want to accommodate, maintenance of the structures and the customers you want to attract are all covered in this seminar.
12.30 - 13.00
Simon Foster (Savills) & Rod Morton (Greenspan Projects Ltd) - The Warm Welly Company #warmwellies
Making Play Pay
In this seminar Simon Foster and leading playground designers Greenspan will highlight the opportunities in developing playgrounds, indoor and out, as part of new or existing rural attractions. Adventure playgrounds, indoor play barns and themed attractions all help to increase footfall, encourage repeat visits, improve revenue and target new markets. We will discuss the business, operational, design and construction considerations in order to make your playground attraction a success.
13.15 - 13.45
Dr Paul Thomas - The Warm Welly Company #warmwellies
High value truffles: how to cultivate them on your land
You’ll learn what truffles are, how much they’re worth and the conditions needed to cultivate them. Dr Paul Thomas will discuss all aspects of the truffle business including technical requirements, set-up costs and grant availability, as well as expected yields, income and product distribution. This seminar will be of interest to anyone looking to diversify their land and grow truffle trees as an investment or just for fun.
14.00 - 14.30
Dr Stephen Temple - The Warm Welly Company #warmwellies
Making best use of on-farm anaerobic digestion
Integration of anaerobic digestion into the farm business, from source of feedstock to utilisation of electricity, heat and optimal use of digestate.
14.45 - 15.15
James England - The Warm Welly Company #warmwellies
Create a Successful Diversification with Corporate and Leisure Events
Starting business life as a farmer, James created BlueSky Experiences as a farm diversification, this business delivers over 1,000 events UK wide, he will share his experience on how he created this diversification business from scratch. BlueSky Experiences supports outdoor leisure providers, such as Go Ape add value to their corporate activity programmes and helps farmers such as David Bradley start his leadership development business Red Apple Thinking. James has a wealth of knowledge to support other land and venue owners who are looking to diversify into the corporate or leisure events sector. A seminar you won’t want to miss!
15.30 - 16.00
Tom Davis, Trustee - The Warm Welly Company #warmwellies
What farming and rare breed animals mean to city children
Every year my team and I introduce thousands of city children to farming through Mudchute Park and Farm in London, home to some of the UK''s rare breed farm animals and equines. I will share with you the techniques used to engage and inform these children and what their views are of farming, underlying the importance of education in the farming sector for the consumers and farmers of tomorrow.