SIMON HALEY INTRODUCES THE FIRST CULTIVATE CONFERENCE - SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 2020
Change is a constant factor, never more-so than in the rural and agricultural sector.
But the sector also offers huge opportunities for those who want to grasp them.
Whether that is diversification, development, investment in technology, or collaborating for innovative outputs, choosing the right thing to do is both a daunting prospect but also a massive opportunity.
There are generous development grants to help a project along the way, and the maximisation of land and assets, including staff and intellectual capital, requires careful thought, planning and application.
Cultivate is an inaugural business growth conference focused on helping rural businesses and individuals with a growth mindset to innovate further, to collaborate and to thrive.
It will take place on Wednesday 29th January 2020 at Heaton House Farm, near Macclesfield, SK11 0RD.
More information about the conference, the programme and speakers can be found here https://cultivateconference.co.uk/
You’ll hear from four incredible keynote speakers, talking specifically about challenges and achievements in the rural field, and sharing their inspirational stories of transforming rural businesses to multi-million-pound successes.
There will also be two mastermind sessions, which are highly focused, highly effective workshops to help pinpoint obstacles in growth, find ways to overcome them, and takeaway effective tactics for implementation.
Every farm, estate, smallholding or SME is fundamentally a business, and should be run with this attitude to tackle political, regulatory, weather or financial issues that arise, and so having a business mindset is essential.
Cultivate is an opportunity to prepare for change and plan for the future. It won’t be like any other farming or rural conference you’ve ever been to before.
The co-organisers are rooted in the industry, with Andy being involved in farm partnership at home and running a marketing business, and Simon in charge of his consultancy business alongside operating a diverse suite of digital marketing focused initiatives.
The room will be filled with 250 growth minded, entrepreneurial focused, opportunity chasing individuals from across the rural sector, be that involvement from the angles of farming, advisory, lobbying or investment firms.
Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and an after-conference drink are all included, with plenty of opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurial individuals. And the venue is a successful diversification business itself.
The normal ticket price is £175+VAT, with earlybird rate discounts available until 15th December 2019 down to £125+VAT for multiple bookings. For groups of 10 attendees, the table rate is being offered for £1000+VAT.
For those in a leadership or managerial capacity who want to embrace change, practice innovation and achieve growth objectives, then this is definitely the event for you.