Wednesday 7th November
Thursday 8th November
11.00 - 11.30
Edward Phillips - Luton Hoo Estate
You don’t have to be big to diversify
Edward will be looking at how the relatively small Luton Hoo Estate has diversified over the last 25 years into offices, events, green energy and filming and some of the challenges faced, including defending the estate’s intellectual property from a trademark application. He will share some of the lessons that he has learnt and discuss plans for the future
11.45 - 12.15
Celia Gaze - The Wellbeing Farm
Why Put a Bowtie on a Llama
Having overcome severe work-related stress, Celia set about transforming her career into something that she loved. She transformed a neglected farm into an award-winning wedding venue -The Wellbeing Farm and started a rollercoaster of a journey to survive. With lessons learned along the way, Celia relays her learning and passion into this informative talk packs with practical takeaways. If you are thinking of diversification, this is the seminar for you.
12.30 - 13.00
Matthew Ward - HistoryNeedsYou
Broaden your visitor demographic by making history and heritage relevant and engaging
History is a picture of the past, and a mirror in which we see ourselves and our direction of travel. Many heritage properties have a narrow visitor demographic because the stories they share reflect that same demographic. HistoryNeedsYou train staff and create events for heritage properties across the UK, attracting a broad demographic. Learn how we do this and find out how this can be applied to your heritage site.
13.15 - 13.45
Val Juhasz - Core Conservation Ltd
The efficient handling of rising damp in old, period properties
Rising damp is a common problem in old properties. In the presentation we are going to cover the following: What is rising damp, why does it exist; What options are available on the marketplace for handling rising damp? Pros and cons of each option. Additional aspects to consider when damp proofing old buildings.
14.00 - 14.30
Tim Hopkin - The Land App
User-friendly tools for rural diversification
There are many challenges facing farms and estates today. Not having the right data and tools to diversify a land-based business stifles growth and causes inefficiency, leading to missed revenue, poor long-term decision-making and excessive administration. In this seminar we will demonstrate how our user-friendly collaborative mapping platform helps you work more efficiently with your team, agent and consultants to diversify your rural business.
14.45 - 15.15
Kelly Chandler - Kelly Chandler Consulting
Adding an income stream from hosting weddings
Kelly will offer insight into the different business models which country houses & landowners can adopt to make money from hosting weddings. She’ll also give you an insight into the key wedding features appreciated & demanded by modern couples to help you achieve the highest possible hire rates and return on investment.