We have some very exciting news! We will be exhibiting at the Farm Business Innovation Show 2019 on the 6 & 7 November 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham on stand FR690.

Farm Business Innovation is an award-winning trade exhibition dedicated to providing farmers and rural land owners with the inspiration, advice and resources they need to start or progress their rural diversification venture.We have a proven record in securing rural development for projects such as the erection of rural workers dwellings (temporary & permanent), seasonal workers accommodation, polytunnels/glasshouses for ground based and vertical growing systems, agricultural buildings, equine yards, equestrian buildings, horse arenas and barn conversions for both residential and commercial purposes, and energy developments such as biomass, solar and wind. We feel that this will be a great opportunity to establish further links with the farming and rural community.  This will be our first trade show and we are already in the process of planning for a great show where we will be putting our planning services in front of 13,512 farmers!

According to figures 62% of UK farmers have already diversified their businesses with over nine out of ten schemes (94%) having been financially successful. This is a key time for rural enterprise as diversification amongst landowners and the farming community is expected to take a dramatic rise in 2019 due to Brexit. The Government has made its intentions quite clear in that, supporting and promoting the UK’s economy is at the top of their agenda and of particular importance is the food industry.  Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spoke at the Oxford Farming Conference at the being of January and told delegates to prepare for a new agricultural revolution with the UK grasping the opportunity to lead the world in the development of new food and farming technologies.  This message highlights the importance of new agri-technologies in significantly improving the performance in farming, both in terms of productivity and the environment.

In February 2019, the Government published a revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  Similar to the original NPPF published in March 2012 (as revised), the NPPF is an economy led plan that seeks amongst other things, to build a strong, competitive economy (chapter 6).  Paragraph 80 of the revised NPPF states that “Planning policies and decisions should help create the conditions in which businesses can invest, expand and adapt. Significant weight should be placed on the need to support economic growth and productivity”.

Our main office is in Southam, Cheltenham which neighbours the prestigious Cheltenham Racecourse in the Cotswolds.  Typically, our work is located in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Warwickshire but we do and can work further afield.

The event is free to attend, and combines 500 innovative suppliers, 200 expert-led seminars, a full schedule of live panel debates, live demonstrations, exclusive show offers and product launches to deliver an invaluable two-day experience for visitors. We are delighted to be a part of the event, and so excited to share our planning, design and development services with everyone at the NEC.

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