Aerial shot of drive in cinema
24 Hours

Behind the Scenes: Andrea O’Hagan

28th November 2020

Andrea O’Hagan explains how Covid-19 has diversified her pop-up cinema business. At the beginning of 2020, experiential, open air and live events had been seeing a great growth annually of around 8% in the UK […]

Aerial shot of Heart of England
Entrepreneurs Chat

Stephen Hammon

28th November 2020

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 […]

Browsholme Hall forest
Entrepreneurs Chat

Amanda Parker

16th September 2020

Following a surprise inheritance Robert and Amanda Parker moved to Lancashire. 35 years later they launched as a venue and haven’t looked back since. We talk to Amanda. Sometimes inheritance can be a surprise, and […]

Children hugging in front of a tent
24 Hours

Behind the Scenes with… Amber Wykes

2nd September 2020

There’s nothing better than a hard day’s work for Amber as she creates her summer bell tent camps. I’m sure this isn’t uncommon, but being a business owner of any description in this age of […]

Gisburne Park estate
Entrepreneurs Chat

Guy Hindley

2nd September 2020

Born with “the hunger to succeed” Guy Hindley, owner of Gisburne Park estate, dove headfirst into diversifying his wedding and park lodge business into events with the UK’s first socially distanced festival. Returning to his […]

West Lexham farmhouse
Entrepreneurs Chat

Edmund Colville

8th April 2020

With a passion for re-connecting people and rebuilding communities, Edmund Colville is transforming West Lexham into what he hopes will become a “spiritual Soho Farmhouse”. Having studied sustainable architecture at the Centre for Alternate Technology […]

Field of flowers under conservation
24 Hours

24 HOURS WITH… Matt Pitts

28th January 2020

The important work carried out by meadows advisor Matt Pitts as he works with landowners nationwide to restore wild flower meadows. No two days are the same in my role as meadows advisor at the […]

Sheena and Jamie Corry
Entrepreneurs Chat

Sheena and Jamie Corry

28th January 2020

The Forge and The Wild Bushcraft Company come together at a site in Corwen to offer guests a true taste of the good life. Husband and wife team Sheena and Jamie Corry run two successful […]

The 'painted castle' wall
Entrepreneurs Chat

David Boyle

10th January 2020

Known as the ‘painted castle’, Kelburn and its estate is a multi-faceted business. Along with a country park, it operates as a venue, glampsite, and hosts seasonal attractions including a summer festival. But diversification isn’t […]

Peacock standing by North Shire holiday home
Entrepreneurs Chat

Carol Cavendish

10th November 2019

Along with plenty of determination, it is a passion for fantasy fiction that conjured up North Shire, a magical world in the heart of North Yorkshire. Carol knew from a young age that she was […]

Met cutting tree in forest
24 Hours

24 Hours with… Nick Sneller

27th May 2019

Nick Sneller, director or Wild Hart, shares his experiences at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, creating the RHS Back to Nature Garden co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and landscape architects Davies White. Today […]