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  • Michael Eavis

    Worthy Farm & Glastonbury Festival

    The farm and the festival - how they work together

  • Geoff Sansome

    Natural England

    Win, win. Managing environmental assets in the farm business.

  • Doug Gurr

    Amazon

    Unlocking rural UK’s digital potential. It’s still Day One.

  • David Hawke

    Alnwick Castle

    Building Sustainable Growth in Heritage Attractions

  • Her Grace, The Duchess of Rutland

    Belvoir Castle

    Capability Brown and Belvoir: Discovering a lost landscape

  • David Boyle & Jared Bowers

    Kelburn Castle and Country Centre

    Utilising Art and Nature to Support a Rural Estate

  • Tom Amery

    The Wasabi Company/The Watercress Company

    Wasabi – From Project to Plate

  • Dan De Baerdemaecker

    British Deer Farms and Parks Association

    The management of deer within farms and parks

  • Paul Williamson and Chris Nichols

    Hillside Brewery and GameShift

    Brewing up a difference – the Hillside inspiration

  • Stephen Jones

    The British Quinoa Company Limited

    The story of British quinoa production

  • Iain Beaumont

    Powderham Castle

    Running festivals and live music events on your land

  • Emma Collison

    Moor View Alpacas

    Diversifying in farming, finding your USP and how to get your product out there.

Rural Entrepreneur is made up of three shows all under one roof
8th & 9th November, NEC Birmingham

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CLA and Terravesta co-host farm walk for Miscanthus enterprise

Those interested in learning about growing the crop should not miss the Terravesta & CLA co-hosted farm walk.

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The Tipi Company launches new Computational Fluid Dynamics for their tipis

The Tipi Company believe that hand calculations aren’t sophisticated or safe enough.

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Show Guide Sneak Peak: Brexit's impact on rural business

In these current economic times, ensuring your business is fully set up to face the uncertain future has never been more important.

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Merlin Entertainments to build 80-bed hotel at Warwick Castle

Merlin Entertainments have just submitted their plans to build a 80-bed hotel at Warwick Castle as part of their 10 year plan.

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Farm Business Innovation is only three weeks away

Voted ‘Trade Show of the Year’ by the EN Awards in 2016, the show is returning to the NEC in Birmingham on the 8th & 9th November 2017. Join the industry's most innovative suppliers and find everything you need to diversify your land.

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FARMERS URGED TO ‘PLEDGE A FIELD TO REAP A FINANCIAL WINDFALL’

The UK remains an attractive proposition for investment in the country’s small wind energy industry

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Protecting Warwick Castle’s 1100 years of history

Warwick Castle kept safe with CCTV perimeter intrusion detection ‘moat’

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Innovators flock to boost British wool trade

Inventors are using British wool for a variety of weird and wonderful new products, prompting an industry revival

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Wigwam® Holidays Nominated for National Award!

Wigwam® Holidays Nominated for Landlove Magazine Awards

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Launching at Farm Innovation 2017!

The brand new Scrubmaster B120R!

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SPEED YURT BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Could you be the fastest Yurt builders in the West? Could you be the YFL Speed Yurt Building Champions of 2017?

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New survey finds rural SMEs that export forecast double the revenue growth...

...as new Amazon Academy launches for rural SMEs

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Making a success of your wedding or hospitality business

It is of course one of the most important days of a couple's lives and it has to be right!

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Open Air Business FREE Subscription!

FREE subscription for Farm Business Innovation Show registrants!

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The New Faces of Farming

What does the future of rural business look like?

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STEPPING AHEAD OF THE ‘GLAMPING’ CROWD

Propelling venues into high-rent earning potential with the latest luxury accommodation solution on the market.

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Interview with Roland Antonelli

An excerpt from an interview with Roland Antonelli…

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Top tips for successful rural diversification

Those who own or are responsible for rural estate and land across the UK, looking at alternative revenue streams in which to diversify.

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Defeating rural crime: Advice from top insurer

Data from rural insurer supported by National Crime Agency report.

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Delivering Class Q Permitted Development

Class Q Permitted Development has changed the way we look at certain buildings and the potential of redundant or disused agricultural buildings.

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Tree Tents – the next chapter

A year on from their Innovation Award win, Tree Tents’ new designs are redefining modern glamping.

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FROM MILK TO SUPERCARS

The Morgan specialist decided to move his four generation car dealership out of Bristol’s City Centre to the family’s converted dairy farm in Horton.

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De Vere re-launch following £100 million investment

De Vere have re-launched their country estate hotel offering thanks to a £100 million investment from Starwood Capital Group.

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The Power of a Hot Tub

Properties with hot tubs to their name achieved a staggering 62% more revenue than those without

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Rural business diversification survey launched

Savills Rural Diversification Survey results announced at the Farm Business Innovation Show

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WORK BEGINS ON INTU LAKESIDE’S £73M EXPANSION

Works have begun at intu Lakeside’s 175,000 sq ft extension project after McLaren Construction were put in charge of its construction earlier last month.

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EUROPE’S LONGEST INDOOR SKI SLOPE COULD BE COMING TO WALES

The proposed £450 million leisure complex would also include an indoor bike and skate park, an equestrian centre and what would become the UK’s largest indoor waterpark.

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PLANS LODGED FOR £1M ICE AGE ATTRACTION AT WEST MIDLAND SAFARI PARK

If approved, the attraction will feature static and animatronic life-sized extinct animals and numerous environments from the Ice Age period such as ice caves and an eight-meter high volcano.

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PLANS LODGED FOR £130M AFAN VALLEY RESORT

The scoping report submitted outlines the plans for a 100-bed hotel, 600 luxury lodges, a spa and a square surrounded by shops, restaurants and a wide variety of adventure sports.

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MANCHESTER WELCOMES JURASSIC-THEMED GOLF COURSE

The unique 18-hole dinosaur adventure golf course will feature environments from over 100 million years ago, with moving dinosaurs roaming the 54,000 sq ft course.

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CORAL REEF WATERWORLD UNDERGOES £13M REFURBISHMENT

New features include 5 new ultra-modern slides incorporating cutting-edge sound effects, interactivity and laser technology.

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NEW WATERSIDE LODGES UNDERWAY AT CENTER PARCS’ ELVEDEN

The new lodges will overlook the lake through a rustic balcony equipped with a luxury hot tub. They form part of a larger expansion project set to bring 51 waterside lodges to the resort by next summer.

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LEISURE LAKES SET TO EVOLVE INTO MAJOR HOLIDAY RESORT

The new additions to the resort’s future vision include 107 woodland and lakeside holiday homes surrounding the east and west lakes, 33 floating holiday homes on the east lake and 225 static caravan pitches.

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CENTER PARCS’ INDOOR WATERPARK GETS £15M REVAMP

The improved waterpark will feature new raft rides, a children's adventure cove and new toddler pools.

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Kingfisher Resorts unveil plans for £25M development at Carbis Bay

Plans for the development include 96 holiday villas, an apart-hotel, and a variety of leisure facilities to compliment guests’ stays.

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Glamping With A Difference at Montrave Estate Wigwams

New Glamping Site in Scotland due to open late October!

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Xerogrid helps farmer achieve £40,000 solar savings

This efficient off-grid energy system will be used to power his beef farm.

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Data driven cleaning swings into monkey attraction

Check out how data-driven cleaning improves staff engagement and cleaning quality at a major Dutch attraction

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Case Study - Black Pig Retreats

Black Pig Retreats is a Glamping Business near Shaftesbury in Dorset - they have been working with Farm Business Exhibitor Anne Clarke (Connected Thinking).

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Waterplay Splash Pad in UK Named a 2017 Dream Design

New discovery-themed splash pad in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park, with product by Waterplay, recognised in the annual Dream Design showcase by Aquatics International

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Glamping Site Now Open in Lovely Lincolnshire

Millside Wigwams is now open, welcoming glampers to their state-of-the-art, en-suite Running Water cabins in a beautiful part of country.

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TMS provides solution for exterior flooring

In Clip&Ride, TMS supplies a system consisting of tough plastic slabs suited to outdoor usage, where the sub-soil is boggy/waterlogged.

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Meet ‘Connie the Combine’ at Farm Themed Playground

Lee Valley Farm has enhanced its family picnic area with an exciting new farm themed playground!

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Are Tents a Thing of the Past?

Here’s why we think campers and campsite owners should consider giving glamped-up containers a go!

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Maximising The Value of Agricultural Buildings

The lack and available range of housing across the country is one of the big issues for the Government at present and different ways of creating new stock is being sought.

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Alert Not Alarmed – Security Awareness Training for Volunteers

Volunteers are an important component in the safe delivery of the majority of events that take place in the UK...

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Tingdene launches its first Allseasons Hotel at Waterside Park

Facilities at the brand new hotel include an indoor pool, free parking and Coast Bar & Restaurant.

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Tips for rural landowners to play their part in solving the rural housing crisis

The CLA Stronger Foundations research showed that two thirds of rural land owners are keen to add to the stock of new housing available in rural areas across England & Wales.

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How Britain’s countryside is becoming the new seaside

Rural Solutions predict we are on the precipice of it biggest change in centuries – and by 2027 the green, green grass of home could well be better known as a holiday destination than an agricultural hotspot.

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Hydroponics From Nature

Growing plants is fun!

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Odds Farm Boost Play with Timberplay

One of the largest Farm Attractions in the UK, Odds Farm consistently score highly on Trip Advisor and continually reinvest to ensure visitors return time and time again.

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Cantref Farm - Timberplay Case Study

A family run adventure farm in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales, Cantref started as a working farm and riding centre sixty years ago.

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Enter “The Great Linseed Challenge” at FBI ’17

Launched by Premium Crops in association with CPM magazine, there are three awards categories in the Great Linseed Challenge

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Hasty’s create all-weather play

One of its key features is an undercover adventure play area, designed and installed by Timberplay.

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VisitEngland reveal their Annual Attractions Survey results

A survey of 1,500 English attractions found that zoos and gardens remain the nation's favourites after upstaging the rest with a growth of 8%.

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Extreme Bounce Revolution reveal plans to build unique £2m air dome

The unique air dome will be home to a Total Wipeout-style activity centre.

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Continuum Attractions acquires Greenwood Forest Park

The popular eco-attraction in North Wales was bought for an undisclosed sum earlier last month. It was set up by Andrea and Stephen Bristow in 1993, who built the park on a stretch of farmland in Bethel.

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Plans for new hotel development at Twin Lakes revealed

Twin Lakes reveal their plans for a new 15-bed hotel. The Lancashire lodge park currently boasts over 50 high-end lodges as well as restaurant and spa facilities.

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Wigwam® Holidays Opens a New Site in Devon!

Sounding like it’s straight out of the pages of an exciting Famous Five novel!

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Park Holidays acquire Carlton Meres Country Park for £13m

Countrywide Park Homes have sold their Suffolk site for £13m, which currently holds 280 lodges and planning in place for an additional 200 lodges.

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£6.6m development underway at Oxfordshire golf club

Feldon Valley Golf Club’s £6.6 million redevelopment includes the construction of four woodland lodges and a 13-bedroom hotel.

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Blackpool Holiday Village expansion plans approved

Bourne Leisure receive planning approval for 31 new caravans at their Marton Mere holiday park.

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Bespoke luxury holiday lodge manufacturer launches following staycation boom

Each Beverley Park Homes lodge is developed in close partnership with the customer, resulting in a one-of-a-kind, exclusive design.

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Longleat’s new resort and waterpark gain planning approval

FORREC are behind the ambitious design of the development, which has been inspired by the estate manor’s 400-year history.

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UK’s most popular zoo unveils plans for £100m redevelopment

Chester Zoo hopes to strengthen its status as a world leading animal, conservation and leisure attraction from now until 2030.

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Unlocking Britain's rural potential

Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College Launch Consultation on How to ‘Unlock Rural Britain’s Digital Potential’

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Farmers 74% More Likely to Diversify Due to Brexit

Rural business owners are quickly realising that diversification is the best was to remain stable and increase profits.

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Center Parcs injects £20m into Elveden to cater to 3G audience

The improved recreational and catering facilities seek to appeal to this growing audience of three generation families.

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Plans for a £270m leisure destination in Swindon revealed

If plans are approved, the leisure destination will become the largest of its kind in the UK at an impressive one million sq ft.

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Three Times the Fun at Wigwam® Holidays

Wigwam® Holidays, who will be exhibiting at this year’s Farm Business Innovation Show, is set to welcome three new sites this summer!

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Rural Business Awards shortlist announced

The Amazon-backed awards have finally revealed their shortlist, with the ultimate winners being announced the 5th of October at the award ceremony.

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Software Provider Reaping Rewards From The Holiday Park Boom

The holiday park industry is booming with turnover for UK's caravan, camping and holiday parks increasing by 9% in 2016.

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FIRST WIGWAM GLAMPING SITE TO OPEN IN RIBBLE VALLEY

Ribble Valley Borough Council have finally approved Moorgate Farm's application following their re-submission last month.

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TECH COULD BE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR FARMERS POST-BREXIT

The latest developments in technology for agriculture could help farmers produce, sell and export more post-Brexit.

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Guides Farm to diversify into holiday lodges

“We want to diversify with the lodges to make the business sustainable for my family," says father-of-six Trevor Wilson.

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Demand for ultra fresh produce drives agri-innovation forward

Modular farming systems are gaining popularity due to their ability to produce food locally anywhere in the world without any temperature, weather or seasonal constraints.

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IoT infrastructure imperative when seeking to implement smart farming technologies

The report highlights the opportunities this can bring to technology developers whithin the rural sector.

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TripAdvisor reveals the UK’s best-rated amusement parks

Paultons Park has been named best UK amusement park at the Travellers’ Choice Awards two years in a row.

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Case Study - Glamp-in-Style

The couple already had Glamping in mind as an option for diversification and the Farm Business Show offered them the tools to make it happen.

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London to get fastest ‘urban’ zip line in the world

The city’s newest attraction is aimed at thrill-seeking tourists who will be able to glide over London at speeds of 50mph.

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Black Country Living Museum to get £10M revamp

The museum will see iconic buildings be brought back to life through the addition of a 1940-60s town.

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces £50M expansion plans

The park will submit an application to the council in the next few months and, if approved, it will expand to accommodate more animals and double the workforce.

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SALOP LEISURE TO UNVEIL 22 LUXURY GLAMPING LODGES IN SHREWSBURY

Love2Stay is said to become the UK's most luxurious and well equipped glamping site.

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HOLIDAY VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT AT LIGHTWATER VALLEY UNDERWAY

Lightwater Valley, now run by Livingstone Leisure, hopes to start construction soon.

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CENTER PARCS REACH £70.5M PROFIT

Center Parcs have made an impressive £70.5 million pre-tax profit this year thanks to maintaining an average annual occupancy rate of 97%.

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The Tipi Company Case Study – Dovecote Events

Tipis are a great tool for growing your current market. They bring diversity to any venue or hire company.

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SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND FOR LEAF'S OPEN FARM SUNDAY

Thousands of visitors all over the country enjoy a day out with their families in the hopes of learning more about the world of farming.

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Welcome to National Glamping Week 2017!

National Glamping Week will have its exciting inaugural ‘event’ from 12th to 18th June 2017. Supported by Wigwam® Holidays, all glamping businesses are invited to take part.

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A Big Win for Green Energy in the UK!

On Wednesday June 7th the UK’s electricity supply was more than 50% renewable with wind, solar, wood pellets and hydro outperforming gas and coal for the first time ever!

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Walk This Way With Wigwams!

We’re a nation of ramblers – and now Wigwam® Holidays are part & parcel of enjoying the National Trails of England and Wales!

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Caravan Fire Safety!

It is important that you keep both yourself and your guests safe.

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Diversifying your farm

Ideas to help diversify your farm or rural business!

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Scotland’s first artificial wave park plans unveiled

Wavegarden Scotland have just submitted a planning application to build the park in Edinburgh.

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Northumberland welcomes one of a kind £15m visitor centre

The Northumberland National Park Authority will be opening the UK's first national landscape discovery centre on the 29th of July.

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£3M leisure complex in Newcastle gets green light

The Fun Shack Group is set to open a brand new £3m trampoline park and play centre in Newcastle this Winter.

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Bodmin Jail reveals plan for £12.5M immersive attraction

Works on the high-tech visitor attraction and educational facility will start this October.

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£25M revamp brings life back to Dreamland

The classic 1920s amusement park had already tried re-opening back in 2015, yet it didn’t prove successful enough amongst visitors.

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Plans for £25m Belfast Leisure Destination Revealed

The project is part of a £105m transformation programme that hopes to rejuvenate the city by improving other sites in Belfast. If approved, works on the project will start later this summer.

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World’s first treehouse on a crane comes to Bristol

200 lucky guests will be able to stay at Canopy & Stars' unique treehouse until the 30th of September.

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BLAIR'S HOLIDAY PARK RECEIVES £2.2M INVESTMENT

Danske Bank's investment will aid the development of two new caravan parks in the popular north coast of Northern Ireland.

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SOUTH CLIFF CARAVAN PARK HOPES FOR MULTI-MILLION POUND EXPANSION

If the plans are approved, works will begin this Autumn.

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GRINKLE PARK ESTATE TO BUILD LUXURY HOLIDAY LODGE PARK

If the plans are approved, 60 lodges and two new lakes will be built, costing approx £5 million.

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CHEDDAR WOODS RESORT & SPA'S EXPANSION PLANS APPROVED

Darwin Escapes' 5-star resort expansion has been approved.

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UK HOLIDAY PARKS REACH £2.7BN TURNOVER

The combined revenue of the top 100 UK holiday parks has increased by 9% since 2011, and is expected to keep rising.

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£8.5M LUXURY RESORT & WATERSPORTS CENTRE PLANS UNVEILED

If the planning application is approved the Hurworth Burn Reservoir will be transformed into a luxurious holiday park.

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Enter now for the Rural Business Awards 2017!

Time is running out to register for the RBA’s. Entries close on the 30th June so in order to be in with a chance of winning register!

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Team Septic - The solution to your pollution

For all waste water and sewerage treatment needs, The Septic Tank Store have a bespoke system available for you.

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Make a date to discover the world of farming

Open Farm Sunday will see hundreds of farms across the UK open their gates to welcome the public on the 11th of June.

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One month left to enter the Rural Business Awards 2017

Praising farms on their innovative diversification efforts, the awards are closing their submission window the 30th of June. Register now!

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Diversifying as post-brexit insurance for farmers

It's uncertain how Brexit will affect the agricultural industry. The NSA suggests increasing your revenue streams to ensure sustainability.

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KELBURN CASTLE GETS £1M FUNDING FOR GLAMPING EXPANSION PROJECT

The 13th century castle is receiving funding from Barclays, who are committed to support business growth in Scotland.

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Family farm turns natural spring into business opportunity

They also use their land for other business ventures such as running a B&B, a holiday cottage, and producing bio-fuel.

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RAGT Seeds - Understanding your customers

Finn Geotherm has completed a landmark installation for leading European agricultural plant breeder RAGT Seeds in Cambridgeshire.

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Penbugle Organic Farm Wigwams Perfect Combination

Combining an organic farm and a glamping business can be hard work but incredibly rewarding too.

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Agricultural & Farming Jobs - Online Job Adverts discount

Agricultural and Farming Jobs are proudly working in partnership with the Farm Business Innovation Show

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Welcome to National Glamping Week 2017!

National Glamping Week will have its exciting inaugural ‘event’ from 12th to 18th June 2017.

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Multi-million Jurassic Park experience comes to the UK

Dinosaurs in the Wild is coming to the NEC Birmingham this June - featuring a mix of theatre, theme park fun and science.

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Chelmsford's Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre gets £21m revamp

The revamp project gets unanimous approval by planning committee and hopes to start works this July.

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SILVERTOWN'S £3.5BN REDEVELOPMENT TO FEATURE E-SPORTS HUB

The Silvertown Partnership vouches for competitive video gaming as they plan to build the biggest hub of its kind in Europe.

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Wales to Welcome Multi-Million Pound Adventure Resort

It will be a unique destination for those seeking indoor and outdoor adrenaline-fuelled activities.

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Crowdfunding for Kingdom in Penshurst starts this May

Valued at £3.6m, the company has already reached 30% of its £360,000 target.

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CENTER PARCS OPENS £3M SHERWOOD FOREST SPA

Aqua Sana at Sherwood Forest undergoes a £3m transformation and reopens with a re-imagined 'Forest Spa' concept.

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Birchwood Lakes' multi-million development granted

Plans feature 158 cabins & lodges and hotel with spa & pool facilities.

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Groundworks Underway for £150M Holiday Village in Anglesey

Land & Lakes start phase one of construction for Penrhos Leisure Village.

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Ruda Holiday Park Develops £400K Glamping Village

It will feature 15 safari tents and six 'Safari Tent Plus', which include a TV and toilet facilities.

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FIVE ALTERNATIVE USES FOR YOUR LAND

With the value of farm diversification expected to rise past £580M in 2017, here are the most popular uses for your land that break from tradition.

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IS ECO-TOURISM EXACTLY WHAT BRITISH WILDLIFE NEEDS?

Increasing countries are starting to invest in eco-tourism in order to cater to the environmentally-conscious consumer.

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Rural Businesses in Need of Reliable Internet to Succeed

Global Teleports and Bentley Walker amongst those bringing reliable internet connection to rural areas.

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Turning 14 Acres Into Millions: The Benefits of Diversifying

From storage space to keep up with his fast growing retractable netting business to a team building site for sports clubs and schools. 

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Golf Tourism in Scotland brings up to £286m a year and counting

The value of golf tourism continues rising, becoming a clear economic driver for rural Scotland.

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Chawton Park Farm Welcomes a New Shepherdess!

Hampshire’s only Wigwam® Holidays glamping site reveals yet another ‘first’.

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Glorious Gloucestershire Cotswolds welcomes Wigwam® Holidays to its lush countryside!

Evenlode Wigwams are opening from 15th May 2017.

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Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park to become a glamping resort

Country Park forced to seek new revenue streams following council funding reductions.

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Glampsite opens stone's throw away from Greetham Valley golf course and Exton Park

The site offers six-person glamping domes to disconnect in comfort.

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RBS supports former farm to become weekend retreat destination

'More to Mountain Retreats' has secured a six-figure funding expansion package from RBS.

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Power to the Customer

CNG was built on the basis that the customer is at the heart of every business decision. Our approach to service is shaped by the key idea: ‘Bigger than Profit’ and, we mean it.

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£425M REDEVELOPMENT OF CIRCUIT OF WALES

Circuit of Wales set to increase tourism by at least 750,000 visitors annually.

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Seiont Manor hotel expansion plans

New owners of Seiont Manor hotel in Gwynedd have revealed more details on their plans to expand the site to make it sustainable.

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£120 million available to support growth in rural areas

Businesses in rural areas are being invited to submit interest in support for jobs and growth under the Rural Development Programme for England

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Basic Payment Scheme applications now open

Last year a record 80% of applications were received online and the BPS hopes to increase this by 2017.

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National Botanic Garden of Wales celebrates £6m investment

Lottery award that will kickstart the biggest development in its history.

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NFYF elect broadcaster Charlotte Smith as President

National Federation of Young Farmers elect new president.

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Glamping Gets the Green Light at Glenlivet Forest Park!

Wigwam Holidays construct 24 luxury glamping cabins at Glenlivet Forest Park, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

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Rural Funding Programme Aides South Hams Business

Funding from the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group focuses on aiding the rural economy.

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Folly Farm submits plans for £10 million holiday Village

Award winning Pembrokeshire attraction submits plans to develop a quality Holiday Village.

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New ways to make money from your land - National Outdoor Event Association

Meet event organisers looking to rent land.

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Offer guests a fresh perspective during their visit

Create an eclectic, cutting edge building to provide additional space and rental income and really stand out from the crowd.

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China to spend more than £285 billion through 2020 on renewable power

China now has the world's larges solar farm invest heavily in solar & wind farms.

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Farming, tourism and job creation targeted by new £1.2 million fund

Applications are now being accepted by rural regeneration company Pennine Prospects.

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Electric vehicles stay where they can charge

If you don’t have electric vehicle charging on site, you’re losing their business.

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Goosedale gets planning permission for £1.5m build of 9 luxury holiday lodges

The £1.5 million project features 9 luxury holiday lodges at leading Notts events venue Goosedale, creating around 30 jobs.

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The Farm Business Survey publish growing value of diversification

2016 has seen a rise in agricultural businesses diversifying their land as an efficient way profit more from their land.

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Amazing discovery for food production security in ''Bio-Clay''

Once BioClay is applied, the plant ‘thinks’ it is being attacked by a disease or pest insect and protecting itself from the pest or disease.

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Win a free night at a luxury niche escape...

Special offer at the show... 6 months commission free and win a free night at a luxury niche escape!!

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Want a modern home for farm or smallholding? New range launch!

New range launched by Norwegian Log Buildings at Farm Business Innovation Show

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Valentine Giveaway

Hero Renewables are partnering up with Niche Escapes to bring a lucky winner an unforgettable luxury eco weekend getaway this valentines day.

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Four Times ROI? Wait....What?!?

With its elegant simplicity and feminine curves the Lotus Belle is hard to resist, but it’s much more than just a good-looking tent.

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Gamification – Changing the Way Sales is Done

In this article, we share insight on trends within sales, why gamification is a game-changer, and how SalesScreen can help sales teams reach their goals – even when times are tough

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Peter Rabbit™ hops into Willows Activity Farm!

The new themed Peter Rabbit™ Adventure Playground opened at Willows Activity Farm in St Albans in Easter 2016.

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Market your products like a pro

You can have the most innovative, high quality, best value product out there, but with neglected marketing it will never sell as well as it could...

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Launching at the show: The Hex-Pod

The Hex-Pod from the Classic Pod Company is a unique product, revolutionising Glamping business opportunities...

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Solar PV systems for farms and rural businesses

Renewable energy systems are still saving business owners money, as they provide on-site electricity generation that delivers savings against the long-term running costs of a business...

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Forecasting the future of rural funding

Running a farm or other agricultural business can be tough. Competition with other producers, and processors and retailers continually pushing for lower prices, can make turning a profit difficult...

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Farm491 will help spark ideas at Farm Business Innovation 2016

Helping farmers and landowners maximise their land use through diversification and the application of technology...

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Easigrass: at the forefront of development in the world of artificial grass

Easigrass continues to be the most accredited artificial grass supplier in the UK and is the only artificial grass company to have been awarded...

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Why ‘harvest your own’ renewable energy options are still the answer to combat rising costs

Rising energy costs are a concern for any farmer in maintaining the ongoing profitability of a business.

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Staycation Vacation?

We’re now living ‘Brexit Britain’ … and with this historic decision, the ‘staycation holiday’ is booming!

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The best way to get planning permission for your property

When it comes to constructing new facilities on your property, even the most detailed plan and innovative idea can be scuppered by the terrifying procedure of planning permission...

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Making a success of your wedding or hospitality business

Successful rural wedding and private/corporate hospitality venues can be extremely lucrative if set up and run well.

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The difficulties of diversifying into other markets

It’s difficult to realise your business’s full potential, especially when your efforts to diversify your offerings lead you to fields and industries you have no experience in.

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Staying ahead in a challenging dairy industry

Modern dairy farmers have it rough. Pressure from processors and retailers have forced many to sell their produce below the cost of production. Adding to this...

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CREATE A CABIN have developed a process that builds a barn within a barn.

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What has Instagram got to do with farming?

In today’s digital world, there’s no better platform on which to tell your story than social media.

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PAWSOME Character Appearance for White Post Farm!

Rainbow Productions manages the personal appearances of 100+ licensed children’s characters

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The development of Glamping

With European holidays growing ever more pricey and inaccessible the great British summer holiday is making a huge comeback.

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Miscanthus growers wanted

Farmers and landowners looking to maximise returns from marginal land are being invited to consider planting miscanthus

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Muddy Farm to Classy Campsite

Land owners, campsites and farms are taking advantage of the new “on trend” holiday rental market. From a small/ micro 2 person capsule, to a family sized lodge.

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Have a Farm? Consider Diversification into Glamping

So – you have some land, and you want to make some money from it. Glamping is ‘in’ and is here to stay!

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Converting your ideas into bespoke creations!

Welcome to the world of Containers and Cabins! A place where a little imagination can go a long way and produce some outstanding results. Our talented and visionary team are able to design, manufacture and install all manner of container products.

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Set Up Your Own Campsite

Do you have at least half an acre of unused land?

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Farm Business Innovation shortlisted for Trade Show of the Year

Farm Business Innovation Show shortlisted for Exhibition News Best Trade Show of the Year Award 2016

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Exciting New Business Partnership

Camp Champ and Instinctive Retreats announce exciting new partnership formed following meeting at the Farm Business Innovation Show 2015

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Farm diversification Stats

The Farm Business Survey (FBS) for England has published a report showing the extent of the growth of diversification in agriculture for 2014/15.

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Farm Food Production Zone

2016 sees the launch of a dedicated Farm Food Production zone within the Farm Business Show

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Open Farm Sunday 2016

Open Farm Sunday returns on Saunday June 5th 2016.

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New partnership

Soil Association Certification & the Carbon Trust announce new partnership to develop a sustainable catering standard

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Is organic food healthier?

A study just completed has shown that organic meat and milk could be better for you than conventional products.

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NFU President Meurig Raymond & the EU

NFU encourages UK Prime Minister to answer key rural questions

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