Theatre 2 Sponsored by Cottages.com/Hoseasons
Wednesday 7th November
Thursday 8th November
11.00 - 11.30
Rachel Morgan & Ashley Fitchett - Cottages.com & Hoseasons
Why Diversify? Making the right choices when changing business strategy into holiday lettings
The UK’s No 1 for holiday lettings will help you make the right choices when diversifying your business. Helpful insight and advice to maximise revenue from day one and develop meaningful long-term partnerships. With a proven track record of success, full business development support and access to an unparalleled customer database, choosing the right partner to launch and develop your business has never been more important.
11.45 - 12.15
Tom Dixon - Canopy & Stars
A life more wild: Inspiring the future of glamping
Inspired by the company’s mission to promote a life more wild, Tom Dixon, Managing Director of Canopy & Stars gives his insights into the trends, innovations and creative projects that are shaping the future of glamping. Since 2010, Canopy & Stars has curated a collection of only the most inspiring places to stay in the great outdoors, connecting independent owners to guests in search of a life more wild.
13.15 - 13.45
Paul Saxby - Eviivo
How to best present your accommodation online and get bookings
Glamping, Yurts, Shepherd Huts, B&Bs are all great ways to diversify, and use your land, but with so many accommodation options online, how can you ensure that you win on the web? This session highlights what’s hot online right now, and what will be through the coming year. With easy to implement hints and tips, to make your current or new accommodation business the first choice for your future guests.
14.00 - 14.30
Kay Croot - FARMA/FRA – Farm Retail Association
Top 10 tips for running a successful farm shop
Running a farm shop in today’s marketplace can be a big challenge. Long standing FARMA/FRA member Kay Croot who together with husband Steve runs the award-winning Croots farm Shop & café and will share her top tips for running a successful farm shop.
14.45 - 15.15
Annabel James - Landmark Systems Ltd
145 days until the digital VAT revolution. Are YOU ready?
There are now just five months to go until HMRC implements Making Tax Digital for VAT. As a business owner you need to know whether new legislation applies to you and if so, what you need to do about it! Following a short presentation, this is an opportunity to ask Annabel questions which you may have, and hopefully leave with a plan of action to get your business prepared.
15.30 - 16.00
James Warner Smith - Cool Camping
Glamping & Camping Business Pitfalls: Avoid Learning the Hard Way
From over-pricing to missing out on press opportunities, Cool Camping’s marketing manager James Warner Smith takes you through the ten most common mistakes new campsites and glamping businesses make and how you can avoid them. Learn from the experiences of others and hit the ground running with this essential seminar, helping you make key decisions in your business plan and setting up your site for maximum marketing success.