Forest Garden Shovelstrode
Entrepreneurs Chat

Charles Hooper and Lisa Aitken

A chance TV encounter led to the development of an eco-tourism business, but this couple has faced some huge challenges including losing many hundreds of trees and almost half a hand… Husband and wife Charles […]

Glamp and Tipple hottub
Entrepreneurs Chat

Helen McCombie Armstrong

We talk to Helen McCombie Armstrong about how the phenomenal success of her bell tent hire business funded the start-up of permanent site Glamp and Tipple in Norfolk. The pandemic was hell for so many […]

Wellington Barn venue
Entrepreneurs Chat

Keri Maundrell

We talk to Keri Maundrell about the development of her family’s Wellington Barn and how she kept things together through her busiest season yet. “You know the barn up in that field? That looks a […]

Blyth Rise Stays
Entrepreneurs Chat

Katie Rixon and Pam and Mark Grinsted

A story of biodiversity and a family pulling together to create a luxurious, adults only retreat. We talk to Katie Rixon. Having spent their whole working life in the fruit industry, Pam and Mark Grinsted […]

Cheviot Brewery and Glamping
Entrepreneurs Chat

Neil Baker

One of the three directors of Cheviot Brewery and Glamping – a microbrewery, tap bar and brand new glampsite on the Ford & Etal Estate, North Northumberland This story starts in Barcelona during the 2015 […]

Lady Meditating
Entrepreneurs Chat

Amber Lort-Phillips

We talk to Wales’ Business Woman of the Year winner, Amber Lort-Phillips, about developing new business ventures at Lawrenny Estate. Working in the wellbeing industry for over three decades, Amber Lort-Phillips is a health and […]

Caroline Hamilton and family
Entrepreneurs Chat

Caroline Hamilton

A family with a stellar skill set pull together to create a £1.9 million diversification of their Scottish hill farm. The incredible transformation of Cairns Farm from hill sheep farm to contemporary wedding and events […]

Girl blowing bubbles in a field
Entrepreneurs Chat

Tom Raynham

We talk to Viscount Raynham about the diversification of his family’s estate into a multi-use venue and glamping enterprise. Tom Raynham’s grandfather (7th Marquess Townshend) lived all his life in the beautiful Raynham Hall, considered […]

Bar at Mount Druid
Entrepreneurs Chat

Adrian Murphy

We meet the man behind Mount Druid, the quirky, alternative Irish venue and glampsite. With a background in property refurbishment and lettings, Adrian Murphy was in a good position to make the most of a […]

Huts at Pinewood Park
Entrepreneurs Chat

Kerry Woodhead

After losing a business built up over 15 years, and many more battles along the way, Kerry and husband Dave have created a thriving business out of a failing caravan park. When Kerry and Dave […]

Charlie and Caroline Gladstone
Entrepreneurs Chat

Charlie Gladstone

Practising what he preaches, Charlie and his family are living ‘the Good Life’, with multiple countryside enterprises split between two estates. In 1990, Charlie Gladstone and his wife Caroline left jobs in music and design […]

Aerial shot of Heart of England
Entrepreneurs Chat

Stephen Hammon

How former DJ and promotional vehicle builder Stephen Hammon created a quirky events empire in the ‘Heart of England’ before diversifying into glamping and office pods. “Everything I do is about entertaining people and making […]