Ashley Lilley and Debbie Queen
Diversifying Into Food and Drink Tourism
About Ashley Lilley and Debbie Queen
Ashley’s clients include farmers, landowners and agribusinesses along the whole length of the food chain. He provides strategic and business re-organisation advice, working closely with banks and other professional advisors. Ashley has been successful in helping a number of clients obtain significant grant funding for a range of farm and rural businesses projects.
Debbie has worked in the tourism industry for over 25 years, supporting clients with small refurbishment projects as well as leading on the development of multi-million pound visitor centres. Her projects are always approached from a “visitor centric” perspective, ensuring her clients understand their audience and how best to meet their needs.
The thriving trend for quality, artisan food and drink doesn’t appear to be slowing down, and rural landowners are increasingly exploring options for producing food as well as creating tourist attractions that support the appetite for creating a sustainable business.
From cookery classes to breweries and bakeries, Ashley and Debbie have worked with a variety of rural entrepreneurs to develop their offer. Come along and hear their stories.