Chloe Jackson outlines what you can expect to see at the UK’s biggest show for diversifying landowners.
If you haven’t already seen, the Farm Business Innovation Show is back and opening its doors at the NEC Birmingham on the 10-11 November. The diversification and innovation event for farmers and landowners runs alongside the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show, Family Attraction Expo, Leisure Food & Beverage Expo, Leisure Toy & Gift and Leisure Transport Show. The event features over 1,000 exhibitors, 500 seminars and an incredible schedule of keynote speakers.
See the most dynamic and innovative products being showcased in the Live Demo area. Be sure to make some time to visit this area and possibly even get involved yourself.
This year the Farm Business Innovation Show is launching its first series of panel debates, where leading industry experts will be discussing the latest industry topics. This will give you the opportunity to ask any burning questions and hear the answers live and in person. From outdoor events to renewable energy, you do not want to miss this opportunity.
The Farm Business Innovation Awards will be recognising the companies who have gone above and beyond within the farming and landownership industries, celebrating those that are combining an unprecedented blend of innovation, creativity and uniqueness in their work and customer offering.
Business Growth Hub
After the tough year and a half that the industry has faced, the Business Growth Hub has been designed to provide specific products and services to help you prepare for the resurgence of the industry after Covid-19. Many rural businesses have utilised this time to upgrade and perfect their customer offering, which is why the hub is bringing you masterclasses, videos, news articles, podcasts and much more to support you along this journey.
With sustainability becoming increasingly important to members of the general public, rural entrepreneurs are looking for new ways in which they can be sustainable. This is why the Farm Business Innovation Show is introducing Green Route this year, recognising the sector’s most sustainable suppliers who will be showcasing products and services, providing you with everything you need ready to go green in 2022.
The Farm Business Innovation Show takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 10-11 November. Register for free tickets at www.farmbusinessshow.co.uk
OAB’s Top Picks
If you run a glamping or campsite, or just want a unique structure on your land, then the Qorone offers a fabulous alternative to other forms of accommodation out there. Grab the attention of potential visitors with this truly unique, beautiful, cosy and welcoming space.
Handmade in Somerset using locally sourced timber, Qorones have a quirky, attractive appearance that will add character in any surroundings. Solidly built and very low maintenance, each Qorone has a fireplace or woodburner at the centre and comes in a variety of sizes, from 5m diameter (eight sides) to 13m diameter (20 sides).
Having worked within the rural sector for many years, the team at Outdoor Living understands landowner diversification and delivers turnkey glamping projects, managing every element. The consultancy works with leading suppliers of luxurious glamping accommodations and handles feasibility studies, finance, planning and design.
From conception to completion, Outdoor Living’s dedicated team of creative designers and project managers work collectively focusing on the detail and managing every aspect of a project giving you time to concentrate on other parts of your business.
Dragon Drilling (Water and Energy)
Dragon Drilling is one of the UK’s leading drilling contractors specialising in water and ground source heating borehole installations, site investigations and monitoring services. As chartered environmental engineers, the team can provide extensive assistance and expert advice on all land drilling processes and regulatory requirements.
Operating a diverse range of 12 specialist drilling rigs, the fleet is fitted with patented in-house modifications that make equipment faster and with lower emissions.
Wildwood Ecology helps people resolve their planning and development issues where ecological surveys and expert advice is needed. Each year they guide and support over 300 clients and have a 100% success rate in obtaining protected species licences, such as for bats and newts.
Recognised by the industry as ‘Ecological Consultancy of the Year’ in 2019, its vision is to reconnect people with their natural environment, restore biodiversity loss and halt climate change so that future generations may benefit and prosper.
VikingDome produces a wide variety of geodesic domes for hospitality sector business needs. 20 years’ experience allows the team to come up with unique structures depending on a customer’s needs including insulated glamping or garden domes, saunas, free form shelters and dome shaped buildings, all offering a vast range of solutions for glampsites, hotels, restaurants and other recreational resorts.
Viking’s Aura glamping domes are fully prepared for living and include a climate control system. Part of the dome can be opaque for privacy or fully transparent. Extra insulation is also available.