Farm Business Innovation 2015 Update

PRESS RELEASE - The trade event to support innovation and diversification for farmers & land owners Farm Business Innovation is Europe`s leading event for farmers, land owners and estate owners striving for success in one of the most challenging industries in British business today. The show aims to provide the inspiration, resources and advice needed to succeed through 150 seminars, 300 hand-picked exhibitors, industry-leading experts and unrivalled networking and new business opportunities Recent updates and press releases for the show include: The Rural Payments Agency are exhibiting at the show (Stand #550). They work to help to encourage a thriving farming and food sector and strong rural communities, in addition Farming Minister George Eustice has recently announced an additional £138 million for new projects to deliver local jobs and rural growth. Roger Allonby from the Rural Development Programme will also be giving a seminar on funding & grants available, and how to apply. Birds Eye View Productions, a focused, passionate and noteworthy team of experts are bringing the latest in drone technology and innovation to the show. They provide professional aerial videography combined with ground cinematography and will also be sharing their newest innovative techniques in 360deg filming technology at the show. Read their full press release here. Equestrian diversification is a popular choice, but can be a minefield with regards to planning, funding and growing your business. We have expert Anne Clark at the show, exhibiting (Connected Thinking PR) and speaking on both the days. Read the full press release here. The CLA`s top advisors will be out in force at the show, providing independent, impartial advice and showcasing opportunities for diversification. They are located on stand #460 and as well as their stand and members area are hosting their own seminar hall packed with their leading experts on Tax, VAT, Share Farming, Diversification, insurance, planning, woodlands and rural grants and funding. Read their full press release here. The new Gloucester M5 Farm Services, built by the Westmorland family, are an inspirational new take on the standard motorway services usually faced in this country. Built to extremely high eco standards, actively assisting the local economy and community and providing an on-site butchers, fishmonger and fully stocked farm shop (locally sourced where possible), these services are an example of what can be achieved with vision, drive and entrepreneurship. Alexander Evans (Farm Shop buyer for Westmorland will be speaking at the show). More information here. William Watkins, the man behind the Radnor Hills Empire, will be speaking on both days at the show about diversifying a traditional farming business into one of the leading bottled water brands. Covering the challenges and up and downs of managing a manufacturing business in a very rural location, whilst maintaining the traditional elements of the farm and supporting the local community. Find out more here. Running on the 11th & 12th November 2015 at the NEC Birmingham tickets to attend the show are free, visitors just need to register via the website There is a dedicated press & media area at the show (Stand 890), images, media and additional information are also available on request. Press passes are available on request, or visitor passes can be registered for via the website. Tickets can be printed and collected on the day at the NEC. PRESS ENQUIRIES Kate Middleton - Marketing Manager (+44) 0117 929 6088 (+44) 07736 009012