Simon Foster, Ashley Lilley and David Middleton
Savills Leisure, Tourism and Events
Savills (UK) Ltd
The key steps to leisure diversification
About Simon Foster, Ashley Lilley and David Middleton
Simon heads up the Tourism, Leisure and Events Consultancy team. He advises landowners large and small on establishing and developing leisure enterprises including day visitor attractions, wedding venues, holiday accommodation and glamping, outdoor events and location filming.
Ashley works in the Food and Farming team and has considerable experience in farm diversification. His clients include farmers, landowners and agribusinesses along the whole length of the food chain. He provides strategic and business re-organisation advice, working closely with banks and other professional advisors.
As part of Savills national Leisure Team, David is the Head of the Planning Department. He specialises in all planning and site licensing matters affecting the caravan and holiday park industry. David is responsible for undertaking all manner of complex planning applications for both new and extensions to existing glamping, touring caravan, static holiday caravan, luxury lodge and residential park home sites.
A panel of experts from Savills discuss the strategic, planning and operational considerations in developing new leisure enterprises on farms and rural estates.