Let’s get that business plan nailed!

Do you have a business plan? Do you refer to it on a daily basis? Do you need help to nail it? In this blog I am going to cover: What is a business plan? A business plan is a written tool that describes your business and projects 3-5 years ahead. It should include your: (more…)

How will the changes in farm payment schemes affect you?

I don’t need to tell you that farming is in a period of change but have you considered how the changes in farm payment schemes will affect you and your business? This blog is set out as follows: The Agriculture Act 2020 What do we know so far? Janet Hughes How will the changes in (more…)

Update: 19th April 2021

This is the Rural Business Network update published on 19th April 2021. Hello, the last 2 weeks have gone very quickly!  On the 8th April, we had the 2020 British Farming Awards Diversification Innovator of the Year winner, Andrew Jones, together with daughter Gemma explain how they have gone from milking cows to running a bespoke (more…)

Meet the Expert: Joanne Milne

The sixth in our series of Meet the Exert is a conversation with Joanne Milne, Partner at member Hay & Kilner Law Firm.

Update: 6th April 2021

This is the Rural Business Network update published on 6th April 2021. Hello, I hope you managed to have a good Easter weekend 🐣 How quickly does time fly?  I can’t believe it was a year ago that Rural Business Network open for membership!  I am delighted with the press coverage of our 1st anniversary (more…)

Update: 22nd March 2021

This is the Rural Business Network update published on 22nd March 2021. It’s officially spring!  It’s lovely to see lambing in full swing and it’s been dry enough for Peter and the boys to do some land work ready for sowing. I’ve welcomed lots of new members these past few weeks and it’s great to (more…)

Meet the Expert: Hayley Parker

The fifth in our series of Meet the Exert is a conversation with Rural Business Network member, Hayley Parker, Managing Director of Flame Marketing based in Newton Abbot, Devon.

Update: 8th March 2021

Hello, how are you doing? This is the Rural Business Network update published on 8th March 2021. The last 2 week’s have flown by! We’ve been busy on the farm and now only have a couple of heifers left to calve. We also started lambing last week, I really do love this time of year! (more…)

Meet the Expert: Andrew Wattsford

The fourth in our series of Meet the Exert is a conversation with Rural Business Network member, Andrew Wattsford, Principal Broker at Wattsford Commercial Finance based in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.