Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day 2017
Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
At the Three Counties Hotel, Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7BP
Come along anytime from 12.00 noon – 7.00 pm
For further information contact Frances, event organiser, at email@example.com
Lots of stands representing many aspects of farming and rural business
Cross Compliance Advice
Specialist Software for Farm Businesses
Business Management, Planning & Start-up
Advice on the Countryside Stewardship Schemes
Training opportunities available in Herefordshire
Apprenticeship Schemes for Land Based Industries
Up to date information on Broadband in Herefordshire
Financial & Legal Advice for Farms & Rural Businesses
Renewable Energy Options
Wildlife & Environmental Advice
Local Grants & Funding opportunities
Rural Crime Prevention Measures
Fire prevention & safety advice
Business tips for diversification
Managing your woodlands
Planning application advice
NRoSO and BASIS points available
Drop-in advice clinics with the Environment Agency
First come, first served. No need to book in advance for these
- Check out your pesticide practices – See how your practices compare to best practice, and get some helpful tips and advice for keeping pesticides out of water. Work through the simple “Check It Out” survey for “Pesticide Handling Areas” and “Field Practice”, with an advisor. You will get follow-up advice and recommendations on the day.
- Need help with completing your NVZ Records? Bring along your own records for checking and advice.
Drop-in advice clinic for your computer IT and digital queries
First come, first served. No need to book in advance for this
- An opportunity to ask an expert about your computer and online IT queries.
Free 1-to-1 Advice Clinics
If you would like to book your slot in advance for these advice clinics, please contact Frances (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01432 353465)
Preserve your wealth for future generations (with Thorne Widgery)
Find out how to keep assets in the family protected against key threats such as:- Inheritance Tax; Children’s Divorce; Bankruptcy; Wealth being lost following death and remarriage.
Also find out more about Lasting Powers of Attorney and why everyone should consider them.
Why use Cloud Accounting software (with Thorne Widgery)
Find out how your business could benefit from using a Cloud (Online) Accounting package and be ready for Making Tax Digital – it’s coming!!
Have a look at the Xero Accounting package and discuss how it would be of benefit to your finance management.
How you need to prepare for the new data protection rules (GDPR) (with Harrison Clark Rickerbys)
– from 2.30pm
Answering your specific questions on the new data protection rules.
Mike Donovan, editor of “Practical Farm Ideas” magazine will be at the RBA Day, to meet farmers, discuss some “good ideas”, and give away some back issues of the magazine!
No need to book for these
12.45pm “Brexit: where we are, what it means, and what we can do.”
Both prior to and ever since the vote to the leave the EU, the NFU has fully engaged in the debate. The NFU EU Exit & International Trade team, formed earlier this year, is tasked with coordinating the organisation’s work to analyse economic and political developments, develop NFU policy in the face of these and promote these positions to government, industry and the wider public. With Brexit negotiations in full swing, this presentation will aim to shed light on the process through the four lenses of policy priorities that the NFU has identified: trade, labour, domestic agricultural policy and regulation. It will seek to explore some the implications of Brexit, what they may mean for the sector and what the NFU is doing to get the best outcome.
With Tom Keen, National Farmers Union EU Exit & International Trade Advisor
1.45pm “What will the new Data Protection rules mean for you?”
The new GDPR (General Data Protections Regulations) will become law in the UK on May 25th 2018.
– What is GDPR?
– Who does it affect?
– Do I need to do anything?
– What are the actions I need to take?
The regulations will apply to the vast majority of businesses, from the sole trader to the multinational corporation – and the clock is ticking loudly
As yet, many businesses have not taken steps to ensure that they will comply with the regulations, but the potential penalties for non-compliance are substantial, both in financial and reputational terms.
Richard Evans (Nominas UK) will give an overview of the regulations, along with a twelve step action plan to help you to work towards compliance with the regulations and protect your business.
2.45pm “Talking Grazing”
Planned rotational grazing and mob grazing systems for livestock.
Practicalities and economics of out-wintering livestock without hay, on even the most challenging soil types.
with Rob Havard, local farmer, and Natural England Lead Advisor
and Rob Manning, local farmer
3.45 pm “Managing your Woodland – Opportunity or Liability?”
Some practical tips and advice for farmers and woodland owners.
With Pryor & Rickett Silviculture
4.45pm “Aiming for a Fiesta or a Ferrari?”
An exciting seminar aimed at focussing how you approach diversification planning, with an easy, clear 4-step plan. We will discuss what type of business will suit you, where should you focus your attention, how to assess your ideas and their feasibility, key practical issues that you need to consider.
With Hannah Moule, Rural Chartered Surveyor (Moule & Co. and The Business Barn)
5.45pm “Changes to the Red Tractor Assurance Schemes for Crops and Beef & Lamb”
The changes; Why have they been bought in; What YOU need to do.
With Charlotte Johnston, Red Tractor Assurance
We are very pleased that the following organisations and businesses will be attending the RBA Day, to offer advice and information (in alphabetical order):-
Animal Health & Trading Standards (Herefordshire Council)
Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy
Catchment Sensitive Farming
Campaign for the Farmed Environment (Herefordshire)
Country Land & Business Association
Cross Compliance Solutions Ltd
Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire
Economic Development Team (Herefordshire Council)
Farm Herefordshire Initiative
Farmplan Computer Systems
Fastershire (Herefordshire Council)
Harrison Clark Rickerbys
Herefordshire & Ludlow College
Herefordshire Rural Hub
Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service
Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators (Herefordshire)
Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors
Leader Funding (Herefordshire Council)
Moule & Co
National Farmers Union (Herefordshire)
Practical Farm Ideas Magazine
Project Development (Herefordshire Council)
Pryor & Rickett Silviculture
Red Tractor Assurance
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.)
Rural Payments Agency (RPA)
Sastak 7Y Ltd
The Business Barn
Thomas Studio Architects
West Mercia Police
WM Police Cyber Crime & Rural Crime Prevention teams
Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) Herefordshire – Duchy and Ledbury groups
Wye & Usk Foundation
Wyvern Training Services
We are very grateful to Herefordshire Council (Gold sponsor) and Berrys (Silver sponsor)