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Glampsan’s Waste Solution: How to Push Effluent Waste Uphill

When gravity can’t do it’s usual job, what happens to waste then? Discover Glampsan’s solution, to see if they may be able to help you out!

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Find Out if You Should Visit the Family Attraction Expo

The Family Attraction Expo is just one month away, but who should get their FREE ticket to the show? Could it be you? Find out, here...

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Art Valuations: Explore the Fine Art of Valuations

Art valuations are very beneficial, and are just one of the many business ventures you can explore when diversifying your land. Find out more, here...

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Scruffy Dog’s Immersive Experiences for FECs

Immersive experiences are one of the key ways you can entice more customers through your door. Scruffy Dog are here to help you provide the best experience yet!

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Furniture Regulations: Could Your Fabrics be Invalidating Your Insurance?

Find out how Holiday Let Furnishings can advise you on the furniture regulations you must adhere to in your holiday home.

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Saying “I Do” With Silent Power: Off Grid Power

Discover more about how off grid power has helped an amazing outdoor wedding venue, to see if this is the solution for you.

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Radio Hire for Family Attractions: Wall to Wall Communications

Have complete peace of mind with your venue or attractions radio communication equipment, with Wall to Wall Communications’ above and beyond service options.

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Let’s Diversify: Small Business Ideas for Vacant Land

The Farm Business Innovation show is all about inspiring you with small business ideas for your land! Get a taste of the potential of your holding, right here...

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5 Reasons to Buy a Safari Tent For Your Land

With an Outstanding safari tent, your campsite will appeal to a wider range of campers. Discover more, right here…

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Bring Back the Trampoline! Open a Trampoline Park

Discover the trampoline park demographics and data from August 2019 to see whether setting up your very own trampoline park would benefit you.

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Is Dog Waste an Issue on Your Land? It’s a Foul Subject…

Finding dog waste on your private property? Need a sustainable way to dispose of it? Meet Tikspac, who have just the solution for you...

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Who Should Visit the Holiday Park Innovation Show?

With an ever-changing industry like this, the Holiday Park Innovation Show is here to help you keep up! Don’t get left behind...

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Sustainability: Tackling Water Waste With WhiffAway

The sustainability of the average toilet may not be as high as we would hope! Discover what you can do to tackle water waste in all aspects of your holiday park.

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Vending Machines: Traditional Farming in Non-Traditional Ways

Discover an innovative way to sell your farm produce, with JSR’s vending machines.

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Active Entertainment: A New Trend in the FEC Industry

FECs, or Family Entertainment Centres, are at the very heart of the family attraction world, but how can you keep families coming back for more? Active entertainment can help...

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A Litter Bin like No Other

Find out how Sherwood litter bins have revolutionised one of the most popular UK theme parks. Perhaps you’ll be next?

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An Agricultural Recruitment Agency to Trust

Recruiting in agriculture can be tough, but Agricultural and Farming Jobs are the recruitment agency for the job!

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Staff Training the Right Way, With Boo Consultancy

Boo Consultancy work tirelessly to perform staff training, and provide staff for visitor attractions. Find out how they do it, and who they’ve worked with, here...

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Impact of Brexit on Businesses in Family Attraction?

The impact of brexit on businesses is still uncertain, but we’re here to help those within the family attraction world. Discover more, here...

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Tailor Made Uniform From Taylor Made Designs

Find out how TMD revolutionised Legoland employees’ uniforms, with tailor made uniform, and see how they could help you too!

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RandD: the Answer to Your Tax Credits

Having trouble with your tax credits, and in need of assistance with your innovation project? RandD are the company for you!

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The Art of Scheduling to Bring Arts to Inner City Communities

Find out more about how our exhibitor, Planday, helped to bring culture to the Bronx through scheduling at the Bronx Arts Ensemble.

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Brexit News: How the Farming Industry Could be Affected

With Brexit on the way, the world of farming has become uncertain, but we’re here to help! Find out how the farming industry will be affected, and the solution to your worries...

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Farm Diversification Ideas: Real Stories From Real Farmers

When it comes to diversifying your land, it’s always comforting to hear the success stories from real farmers’ diversification ideas. To put your mind at ease, read on...

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Support the Environment With Brainstorm’s Eco-Friendly Gifts

With sustainability at the forefront of peoples’ minds, providing eco-friendly gifts for your visitors is paramount to maintaining visitor numbers.

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Colour Heroes: Enhance Customer Experience

Colour Heroes are all about helping you to enhance customer experience to boost your holiday park. Meet them at our exhibition, this November.

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How Will Brexit Affect the Holiday Park Industry?

With Brexit on the horizon, how will it affect the holiday park industry, and how can you prepare? Find out, here...

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Is the Green Unit ARC Your Next Diversification Option?

Take a look at the Green Unit ARC at Great Field Farm, to see if their sustainable buildings could be the next addition to your offerings.

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Is the Green Unit ARC Your Next Diversification Option?

Take a look at the Green Unit ARC at Great Field Farm, to see if their sustainable buildings could be the next addition to your offerings.

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Biodiversity Net Gain Gathers Pace as NPPG Issues New Guidance

The Government has recently issued details on how biodiversity net gain should be delivered as part of new development. Discover more, here...

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Monthly News Reel: What You Missed This Month in the Holiday Park World

This September, the holiday park world saw new openings and discoveries across the board! Stay up-to-date with the industry by clicking for more...

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Monthly News Reel: What You Missed This Month in the Farm Innovation World

Our monthly news reel is the best place for you to keep up with changes within the farming world. Stay one step ahead of the game, with us...

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Monthly News Reel: What You Missed This Month in the Family Attraction World

Septembers monthly news in the family attraction world is jam-packed with all-new attractions across the board! Don’t fall behind, and check it out...

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The Popularity of Golf: How to Build a Mini Golf Course

The popularity of golf is soaring! Discover how to build a mini golf course at your attraction, and make the most of this popularity!

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Discover the Secret to Accessible Attractions For All

Accessible attractions are one of the main ways you can draw in more visitors to your family attraction. Learn more, here...

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Wigwam® Holidays Glamping Site With Cycling Business

Glamping is all the rage, especially within the Farm Business world. Find out how Wigwam have worked with Maglia Rosso to create a popular glamping site.

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What You Need to Know About the Agricultural Tenancy Reform 2019

The Agricultural Tenancy Reform 2019 is on its way. So what can you expect and how can you prepare?

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How to Start a Festival on Your Land

If you want to diversify your land in an exciting new way, then perhaps a festival is the way forward! Find out more about how to start a festival on your land, right here!

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The Family Pass: Get Free Marketing and Promotion Year-Round

Introducing Little Bird’s Family Pass, the greatest year-round marketing and promotion for your attraction, targeting families UK wide. Find out more, here...

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Promote Health and Wellness at Your Resort With a Spa

With a universal focus on health and wellness on the rise, making sure your holiday park or resort has a spa is becoming a necessity! Learn more, here...

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Mar-Key Group: The Tower Hotel Temporary Restaurant

Mar-Key is renowned for creating fantastic bespoke, temporary structures for their clients. Discover more about the temporary restaurant outside London’s Tower Hotel...

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Is Virtual Reality the Future of Family Attraction?

Virtual reality is becoming more and more popular each and everyday. Can you keep up? Discover more about VR, and why it could be your next business venture, here!

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An Enduring Playful Partnership: Timberplay’s Toddler Play Area

Timberplay’s toddler play area at Odds Farm has led to an enduring partnership. Could they help you improve your land’s worth too?

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The Power of Purchasing: Cost Saving at Your Holiday Park

Want to start cost saving at your holiday park or resort? Learn more, from Purchasing for Parks, about reducing costs and increasing profits in your business.

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Diversifying into Equestrian Sport: All You Need to Know

Your land offers a variety of opportunities for greater profits. Could diversifying into equestrian sport be your chosen path?

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Perception is Everything: How P-Wave is Keeping Toilets Clean

In order to create the best user experience, it’s not just enough for a venue to be clean, it must smell great too! Find out how P-Wave are keeping toilets clean across holiday parks.

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“There’s Gold Under Them There Fields!”: is Your Land Hiding Rich Mineral Reserves

Are you sat on a collection of mineral reserves that you don’t know how to access? Don’t miss out on the chance to discover if your land is hiding a pot of gold!

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How Wi-Fi Accessibility Can Help Create Memorable Experiences at Holiday Parks and Resorts

These days, Wi-Fi accessibility seems to be a need, as well as a want. With the remoteness of many holiday parks and resorts, staying connected can be a task. That’s why Camping Connect are around to save the day...

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Why You Should Set Up a Yoga Retreat At Your Holiday Park or Resort

Yoga has become a huge trend in recent years. With this in mind, opening your very own yoga retreat is definitely worth considering! Find out more, here...

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Why do Virtual Reality Attractions Require Such a Large Physical Space?

Virtual reality is known for needing a lot of physical space to work effectively, but what if there was a simpler solution? Roto VR could be the next step in VR innovation...

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Preventing Misuse of Holiday Homes on Your Park

Want to find new ways to prevent misuse of holiday homes on your park? Ramtech Electronics could have just the answer for you...

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Averting Outside Food Dependency in Island Communities

Tackling outside food dependency is the key to reducing the reliance on traded food imports. Discover the ways to produce abundant, affordable, and sustainable fresh produce that can compete with processed imports in farming areas compromised by their geography.

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The Most Popular Carnival Games Your Family Attraction Needs

Carnival games are notorious for amusing all visitors, old and young. Want to harness the power of such a simple tool to bring even more excitement to your family attraction? Find out more...

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Case Study: Holiday Park Installs Outdoor Gym

An outdoor gym was recently installed by a well-known holiday park. Could this be the next industry trend?

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Diversifying Into the Drinks Tourism Market

The drinks tourism market is booming! Find out Rural Solutions’ tips on harnessing the power of this diversification idea for your land.

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Action Tag Laser Tag: The End of a Decade

As this decade draws to an end, Action Tag closes this year on a high. Find out how Action Tag Ltd. have stormed the Laser Tag scene across the world...

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Petting Zoo Diversification Tips: Health and Safety Measures to Remember

Making new profits from your land has never been simpler, but you MUST know the pitfalls too. Find out our easy health and safety tips to remember if you diversify into petting zoos, here...

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Chessington World of Adventures Resort Chooses Eco-Friendly Furniture: a Sustainable Solution

Chessington World of Adventures Resort in Greater London has chosen to equip its outdoor spaces with eco-friendly furniture made from 100% recycled plastic. Find out more about this sustainable investment, and if it’s for you, here!

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Social Media in Hospitality: Why Your Hospitality Business Needs to Care

Social media dominates the lives of your main demographic - the millennials. Discover why using social media in hospitality is the key to future success.

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The Visual Presentation of Your Diversification Scheme: A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

An essential element of any farm diversification planning submission is the visual presentation of the scheme. Find out how Landmark Practice are doing just that!

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Top 10 Best and Most Affordable Theme Parks in the UK

Want to find out what makes the UK’s theme park scene so vibrant? Discover the top 10 best and most affordable theme parks in the UK, here...

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How Visitor Attractions are Using Natural Play to Create Positive Memories

Worried your kids are spending too much time indoors? Find out how our exhibitor, TouchWood Play, is using natural play to create positive memories at visitor attractions.

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Rural Broadband: Connecting EVERYONE and YOU

Tired of slow broadband? Not able to stream your latest series on Netflix? Try out Broadband Shack’s superfast 4G Broadband.

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The UK’s Best Pet Friendly Hotels On a Budget

Before taking the plunge, and diversifying your land, take a look at the best pet friendly hotels in the UK to get some inspiration for your budding business venture!

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Introducing Millennials: the Future of Hospitality

The future of hospitality is something unknown, but we can always make predictions in order to plan ahead. Catering for millennials is the next trend we’ve predicted! Find out how to do so, today...

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5 ‘Must Dos’ Before Investing in Solar Panels

Solar Photovoltaics, otherwise known as solar panels, are a fantastic way to utilise your land for renewable energy purposes. But, what steps should you take before investing in solar panels?

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Monthly News Reel: What You Missed This August in the Holiday Park & Resort World

It’s that time again for the monthly news reel! Read on for a collection of news stories from this August, so you can stay informed on the Holiday Park & Resort trends.

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Monthly News Reel: What You Missed This August in the Farming World

Want to discover more about the latest farm business innovations? Find out the latest industry developments, in our monthly news reel, so you can stay ahead of the game!

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Monthly News Reel: What You Missed This August in the Family Attraction World

Find out what’s happened this month in the world of family attraction, in this August’s monthly news reel!

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Hemp Farming 101: Benefits and Drawbacks

Want to find out more about the hottest diversification trend? Discover the benefits and drawbacks of hemp farming, to see if it could be your next business venture.

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Hemp in Leisure and Hospitality: 4 Ways to Innovate Your Offerings

With recent restrictions against the use of cannabis being lifted, how can you use hemp in leisure and hospitality to boost your profits? Take a look...

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Mar-Key Group: Heythrop Park Marriage Markey

Mar-Key is one of our newest exhibitors, who have major expertise in creating bespoke semi-permanent buildings for everyone! Take a look at one of their latest ventures...

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Blitzworld Buggies: The Best in the Business

If you’re looking to purchase buggies to hire out for trekking or events on your land, make sure you buy from the best.

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Unlocking the Value of Your Land Through an Estate Developer

Meet Orchestra Land at the Farm Business Innovation Show, an estate developer who can add value to your land, and increase profits!

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Equestrian Index: Helping You Diversify Into Equestrian Sport

Looking to diversify into equestrian sport, but not sure where to start? Meet the Equestrian Index at our show, and take hold of the reigns.

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Business Advice: The New Meldham Wood Golf Course

Sutton Hospitality interview Helen Lake, owner of Ashton Golf Course - a 9-hole golf course, driving range and clubhouse set in 40 acres of stunning Lancashire countryside.

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Fishing With Kids: Everything You Need to Know

This International Fishing Month, we want to save all you worrying parents out there. Find out the best ways to go fishing with kids, and how your family attraction can ensure maximum safety.

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How Consumer Trends Are Driving Farm Diversification Projects

Innovation within the agricultural industry is not new. Discover some of the farm diversification projects that are keeping up with consumer trends.

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7 Tips For Safe Sailing on Your Summer Holiday

With boating becoming an increasingly popular activity, especially at holiday parks, safe sailing has never been more important. Find out how to ensure you stay safe on the water...

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Bespoke Buildings: ANY Size, ANY Shape, ANY Design

If you’re looking for bespoke buildings to make your new diversification idea pop, Blueprint are here to help...

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Market Leader CampManager Launches Innovative Software Update at This Year’s Show

Get your FREE tickets to our exhibition to get a first-hand look at CampManager’s new software update.

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HowndTM is coming to the UK!

HowndTM, an Effortless Foot TrafficTM platform, will soon be available in the UK! Operating as FetchRev in the United States since 2016, Hownd is revolutionizing the way merchants get customers in the door.

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Top 5 Reasons to Exhibit at the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show 2019

Looking for new ideas and inspiration for expanding your leisure and hospitality offerings? Take a look at our top 5 reasons to exhibit at our Holiday Park & Resort Innovation show, and perhaps we’ll see you there...

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All your impulse-buy gifting needs covered in one place!

We all know time is precious – well, we’re here to help! With over 25 years’ experience supplying the visitor attraction market with proven best-selling lines in sentiment-based, personalised, eco-friendly, home fragrance and Christmas ranges on compact, eye-catching displays - we’re your must-see company at Family Expo to take your revenue to new heights.

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The market leaders in inflatable activities and play.

In 2019 we have developed interactive elements to our inflatable theme parks to provide the next level of inflatable play.

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Selling is Service: How to Motivate your Team to Upsell

With the vast array of products, services and experiences on offer at Visitor Attractions, it can be a difficult task for visitors to make the right choices. We want visitors to understand what is on offer and choose the right experiences based on what is most suited to them.

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A Residential Refresher: Tenancy Laws to Remember

Whether you’re a landlord or tenant, it’s important to bear in mind the tenancy laws you’re required to uphold. Take a look...

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Ingenious Special Effects

We are MTFX, an ingenious Special Effects company, supplying high quality effects worldwide, for Attractions, Live events and the TV/Film industry.

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IMAGINE EXHIBITIONS ADDS VISITOR INSIGHTS TO SUITE OF EXPERTISE

Trusted producer of traveling exhibitions leads the industry in the field of data-driven decision making

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The Carat Shop 2019

The Carat Shop, founded in 2006, specialise in the manufacturing of branded Jewellery and Accessories. These brands include Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, Looney Tunes), The Natural History Museum, The British Army and other private label projects.

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Top 5 Reasons to Exhibit at the Farm Business Innovation Show 2019

Want to join the 550 sport, leisure, tourist, and hospitality experts who are expanding their businesses? Discover more, with our top 5 reasons to exhibit at the Farm Business Innovation Show...

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Smiffys to Attend Family Attraction 2019

R H Smith are a leading supplier of fancy-dress costumes, wigs, accessories and make up, and proud owners of the Smiffys, Fever and Time4Fun Brands.

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Top 5 Reasons to Exhibit at the Family Attraction Expo 2019

Wondering whether to take the plunge and become an exhibitor at our Family Attraction Expo this year? Find out the top 5 reasons to exhibit, today...

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Making Holiday Park Owners Lives Easier

Designed to give holiday caravan owners peace of mind with our new holiday park tamper-proof hot tub package.

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British Staycations: A New Trend?

Take hold of the UK's staycation trend by making your holiday park the place to be! Find out why staycations are becoming more popular, and discover how you can benefit from this, today...

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All Things Allotment

Discover more about the world of allotments, and find out how this could be a new diversification idea for your land!

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Tourism Sector Deal must mean accessibility for all

The Family Holiday Association welcomes the new Tourism Sector Deal announced by Theresa May and specifically the Government’s ambition to make the UK the “most accessible tourism destination in Europe.”

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8 Ways to Keep Your Visitors Cool This Summer

This summer, discover the top ways to keep your visitors cool, so they stay safe and happy in this summer heat.

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Glamping Goals: Waste Disposal Flat-Tanks With Glampsan

Meet our latest exhibitor, Glampsan Water & Waste Solutions, the experts in all things waste disposal.

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Helping your holiday home, park or rental stand out from the competition

Pool tables are a great way to deliver fantastic entertainment for all the family and SAM Leisure have been a UK market leader supplying tables to commercial and domestic customers for more than 25 years.

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2019 LOO OF THE YEAR AWARDS - Sponsorship opportunities

Loo of the Year Awards invites companies providing products and services to washroom providers to become sponsors of the 2019 Loo of the Year Awards.

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Monthly News Reel: What You Missed This July in the Holiday Park & Resort World…

Join us for our very first monthly news reel! Find out all the news stories you missed this July, straight from the Holiday Park and Resort sector.

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Monthly News Reel: What You Missed This July in the Farming World…

Welcome to our first monthly news reel for the Farm Business Innovation show. Find out the main stories you missed from this thriving industry.

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Monthly News Reel: What You Missed This July in the Family Attraction World…

Welcome to our first monthly news reel for the Family Attraction sector! Find out all the stories that you missed, from within the industry.

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Mar-Key Group: Building Bespoke Buildings For All Occasions - Jägermeister

Check out one of the awesome bespoke buildings our exhibitor, Mar-Key, worked on with Jägermeister last year, and find out more about what they can offer your farm business.

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Legoland Water Park To Open In Europe For First Time

Get your swimming costumes at the ready - a brand new Legoland water park is coming to Italy!

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5 Ways to Keep Your Zoo Animals Cool This Summer

With the summer hotting up, keeping your zoo animals safe and cool has never been more important. Learn some of the best ways to do just that, keeping your animals happy, and your visitors entertained.

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Animal Welfare Within Animal Husbandry: Can We Profit From Kindness?

Find out how you can keep up with customer demands in animal husbandry, including animal welfare, and how you can profit from these changes...

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Merlin Entertainments Announce Coca-Cola Partnership and 50% Family Attraction Discounts

At the start of the month, Merlin Entertainments announced the return of its partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain, offering consumers 50% off entry to some of the UK’s best-known family attractions, in exchange for their used plastic bottles.

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Explore The Exciting New Eco Friendly Attraction

The world’s only all-electric classic VW campervan for hire has been described as, "a bit like a Super Mario Kart,” by the owner Kit.

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The Benefits of Ecological Risk Assessments

Before diversifying, and filling out a planning application, land owners should commission an ecological risk assessment to help inform decision making. RammSanderson explain what the assessment involves.

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People Management: Make the Most of Your Greatest Asset

Following the great Richard Branson’s thought process, Bidwells believe that "people are our greatest asset". This philosophy can be applied to all businesses, so found out how...

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Make Your Meat-Free Mark

Get schooled on the ways your business can support a meat-free lifestyle, to help save our world.

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Healthy Snacking Choices: Are Children the Future?

Find out how and why you should get on board with fighting obesity issues. By getting the kids involved at your family attraction, you could be saving their futures.

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The industry secret that could help thousands in need

For over 40 years the NCC Benevolent Fund (the Fund) has been offering support to people in the caravan and park industry, when they are facing financial hardship. The Fund’s grants can offer employees past and present, the timely financial support they need, to help rebuild their lives after a change in circumstances.

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Small Business Marketing: the Seed of a Rural Relationship

Small business marketing for your diversified land doesn’t have to be hard! Find out how Flame Marketing can help you out, here...

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Introducing the Wigwam® Lodge: Glamping Made Easy

Take a look at the Wigwam Lodge to see if this could be your next investment in your glamping business.

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Skillmatics – unique game for children to learn

Robbie Toys are proud to introduce the Skillmatics the newest games for children which build core skills and reinforce key learning concepts – all through the joy of play!

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Meet Mylo, CAPE SPC’s New Recruit.

Mylo is an 18 month old Cocker Spaniel rescued from The Dogs Trust to join our specialist detection dog section.

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The Leisure Design & Build Magazine

The Leisure Design & Build magazine is a monthly magazine dedicated to keeping professionals involved in the planning, design and construction of all commercial leisure buildings up to date with the latest news worldwide including the trends, challenges and newest innovations in the sector. The Leisure Design & Build Magazine also provide advertising opportunities to companies wishing to sell their products and services throughout. Alongside sharing articles about key individuals/companies work such as their latest and upcoming projects.

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The Next New Glamping Trend

Learn about the ways you can make your glamping experience an inclusive place for people of all abilities.

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4 Ways to Boost Inclusion at Your Attraction

Find out the 4 best ways you can boost inclusion at your attraction, for people of all abilities.

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Glampsites.com Reports 71% Uplift in Bookings for First Half of 2019

Glamping accommodation specialist Glampsites.com has seen a 71% increase in bookings from 1st January 2019 to 1st July 2019 compared to the same time period last year.

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Charity gives UK struggling families a vital break

The Family Holiday Association are the leading national charity dedicated to providing short breaks and day trips to families struggling with some of the toughest challenges life can bring. These are families who are often coping with problems such as disability, severe and sudden illness, bereavement, mental health issues and domestic violence. If you work in the domestic travel & tourism sector you could be uniquely positioned to help support the charity, and families in desperate need of a break.

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Case Study – Self Catering Luxury at Blyton Ponds

Our client who runs a successful Holiday Park with Fishing Lakes in Lincolnshire came to us with the brief of supplying two self-contained luxury lodge units with a twist.

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Life Space’s Bespoke Cabins to Represent Devon

Are you on the hunt for a bespoke cabin to build on your land? Lifespace Cabins may have just the solution for you!

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Tree Top Quest returns to Alton Towers for Summer 2019

From the 13th July until 1st September 2019, visitors to the Alton Towers Resort can step into the treetops as the Tree Top Quest high-ropes course returns for the summer school holidays.

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4 Ways to Go Plastic Free This “Plastic-Free July”

Support the cause, and discover the 4 ways your business can go plastic free this Plastic Free July!

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Zoo Innovation 101: Bubbles, Not Balloons

Explore some of the innovative methods zoos can use to keep their animals, and visitors, entertained.

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New Glamping Site in the Land of the ‘Yorkshire Vet’!

Find out about Wigwam’s brand new glamping site, to get some inspiration for setting up your very own!

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Save the Bees, Save our Planet, Save the World, With Bee Farming

With our growing consciousness for the world around us, and the importance of saving our planet, it’s always useful to know how your big business can get involved. Is bee farming your next step?

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First year of success at Wigwam® Holidays Builth Wells

Wigwam® Holidays Builth Wells, offering gorgeous glamping in Powys, Mid-Wales, is approaching its first birthday following an exciting year in the glamping industry.

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Ditch Demographic Segmentation & Start Engaging With Your Customers!

Customer engagement is crucial for the success of businesses in a technologically connected society.

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The ‘Ticking Clock’ –parents feel pressure of struggling to afford holidays

With summer holiday season nearly here; many families will have already booked their break away. However, latest research shows a holiday is an unaffordable luxury for many hard working families, and that missing out is having a negative impact on mental wellbeing.

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2019 LOO OF THE YEAR AWARDS - Latest date for entries 31st July

The closing date for entries for the 2019 Loo of the Year Awards, the annual competition to find the best places ‘to go’ in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, is 31st July.

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Plans underway to develop new holiday park at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

There are pending plans for a new holiday park on the coast at Newbiggin-by-the-sea that could accommodate over 102 pitches for static caravans or lodges.

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£50million holiday park in Cornwall revealed!

Cornwall could be getting a massive new holiday park complete with 1,000 lodges and a pool complex. The concept artwork looks absolutely amazing. This is a really exciting development for the UK’s ‘staycation’ industry.

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Blackpool to get its first museum after winning £4m National Lottery Heritage Fund grant

The Museum of Fun and Entertainment will tell the story of the iconically British seaside resort.

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Oakwood Theme Park reaches new heights with Dizzy Disk and the re-launch of Bounce

Dizzy Disk, a brand new family ride for 2019, is now open at Oakwood Theme Park in Wales. Riders have to face outwards as they swing back and forth whilst rotating... We can’t wait to see how many stomachs this turns!

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Patrington Haven named finalist in Yorkshire’s leading tourism awards

The family owned and managed park close to the East Yorkshire coast has been shortlisted in the 2019 White Rose Awards, which celebrate the very best in food, drink, accommodation and attractions across the region.

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Lionsgate Entertainment World to bring film faves to reality

More than 25 rides and VR experiences will feature at Lionsgate Entertainment World, with attractions based on films such as Divergent, Now You See Me, and Gods of Egypt.

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Penrhiw Farm plots diversification with bank backing

Penrhiw Farm is planning on diversifying after receiving a six-figure bank finance package.

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From Cattle to Eco Glamping

For three generations, the Singlehurst family has made its living farming 250 acres of land at Bulwick.

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Introducing Open Air Business magazine

Open Air Business is a FREE business magazine aimed solely at the outdoor hospitality sector.

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Expert design is essential for achieving good long-term results from GSHP installations

With the recent strong growth in the Ground Source Heat Pump sector many mainstream consulting engineers are looking to ground source energy to provide low carbon heating and cooling for the first time and, who could blame them.

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Hako’s winning formula at Silverstone.

Hako UK, which is based in Crick, Northamptonshire, launched in the UK back in 1979 but the global Hako story started six decades before when German inventor, Hans Koch created the world’s first small mechanical cultivator.

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Channel Management: The power to increase your bookings

The rise in online bookings as a ‘booking source’ continues to grow year on year. Alongside accepting online bookings via their own website, campsite and holiday park owners have started to seek out additional sources that will generate more bookings for their accommodation.

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THE UK’S MOST ADVANCED RANGE OF LEISURE BUILDINGS

Here at Modular Leisure Buildings we offer a fantastic range of purpose-built solutions for the leisure sector, that are in a class of their own for durability, cost-effectiveness and choice. Whatever your particular business, we have the buildings to suit, whether your adding to existing premises or starting from scratch.

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ASSISTANCE WITH DEVELOPING YOUR RURAL SITE

Guiding you through Planning Permission for a Leisure Attraction

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Sutton Hospitality are proud to present Fillybrook Fields.

Sutton Hospitality Consultants are proud to present this case study, using Fillybrook Fields, a site in Dorset which is currently being developed into a brand new five star residential park. We asked owner Margaret Phipps, a few questions, including why she wanted to develop her existing caravan site into an alternative development.

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Interested in energy schemes? Check grid capacity regularly

Landowners who are interested in securing income from energy schemes (including renewables, batteries or gas) should not be put off by an apparent lack of grid capacity.

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Keep Your Holiday Park Connected with Two-way Radios

Bring your guests an exceptional level of service by keeping your staff connected using two-way radios.

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Boost-Air, your specialist in inflatables

Are you developing a leisure activity and looking for new ideas or new equipment to energise your business?

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Kent farmer looks to boost cobnut industry

Tom Cannon sets out to different countries to gain an insight to how other countries farm and market their crops.

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Cornwall based holiday park marketing agency nominated for prestigious award

Pitched, who provide exclusive website, booking and promotional services for holiday parks and campsites across the UK have been nominated for ‘Best New Business’ at the 2019 Cornwall Business Awards.

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QuadraPile Foundations for Kew Children’s Garden

QuadraBuild installed QuadraPile helical pile foundations in sensitive locations near protected trees for new structures in the Kew Children’s Garden

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Wigwam® Holidays Shellstone is the newest glamping site in Wales

If you love blockbuster films such as the Harry Potter series and Russell Crowe’s Robin Hood, then you’ll be delighted to know you can glamp in a location that has inspired Hollywood!

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THE GIFTWARE ASSOCIATION AT THE FARM BUSINESS SHOW

The Giftware Association is incredibly proud to be supporting the Farm Business Innovation Show.

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Do you have empty land and are unsure of how to use it?

Caravan and motorhome storage might be worth considering.

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How Vennersys works with Family Entertainment Centres

Vennersys has been providing integrated ticketing and visitor management software to visitor attractions for over 25 years, ranging from play centres to World Heritage sites.

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HOLIDAYS TO PLEASE FOUR-LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS AND OWNERS ALIKE

An increasing number of holiday parks and leisure destinations are turning towards offering more pet-friendly options and services.

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MILLENNIALS DRIVING STAYCATION BOOM

The millennial generation is proving to be the most likely not to stray from our shores in search of a holiday.

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BUTLIN’S UNVEIL MULTI-MILLION POUND SWIMMING COMPLEX

Butlin’s Bognor Regis resort has just welcomed a new swimming pool, Splash, costing £40 million to develop and construct.

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Lancashire’s latest glamping venture set to open its doors!

The county of the red rose is set to welcome a brand new glamping business to its lush countryside.

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BRITAIN’S ANSWER TO DISNEYLAND TO OPEN IN 2024

A huge theme park laid across 535 acres of land in Kent has is set to open in 2024.

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Green Arc Leisure

Green Arc Leisure specialises in the effective management and development of luxury Eco holiday parks.

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Yield mapping: work smarter, not harder

Yield mapping allows farmers to understand what is going on in the field, identifying areas that are under performing, over performing or average.

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The Log Company

Wood Fired Hot Tubs by The Log Company have enjoyed continued success in 2019 as Kirami hot tub fever spreads across the UK.

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Farm Diversity magazine

Farm Diversity magazine launches to support rural business

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North Yorkshire Farmer tells others to see 'bigger picture' and diversify

A North Yorkshire farmer is investing £350,000 in his new ‘glamping’ venture which has encouraged others to see the ‘bigger picture’ and diversify.

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Sentry

Being an employee owned organisation affords us many opportunities

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Gubbeen cheeses becoming a firm favorite

The Ferguson family are getting the best from the land at Gubbeen Farm. This has always been a driving passion for them!

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The Keytracker Mechanical Systems have proven to be the perfect solution

The Keytracker Mechanical System is an easy to use, power-free and therefore cost-effective solution that utilises a simple “Peg-In and Peg-Out” solution.

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The New BigAirBag® Action Tower Set to Revolutionise Parks

Created by BigAirBag®, the Action Tower is the new adrenaline pumping attraction designed to make parks stand out from the others.

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Staffordshire Welcomes New Glamping Site!

Wigwam® Holidays Saxon Meadow is a brand new business and is the latest glamping site to open in the Tamworth area.

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Swedice’s unique ICEFLOO technology featured at Ice*Amsterdam

Swedice, a leader in all-year seasonal attractions, has once again successfully supplied the ice rink for Ice*Amsterdam at the city’s Museumplein during the 2018-edition.

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Vale of Pickering switch their booking system to CampManager

Vale of Pickering in Yorkshire demonstrate that switching your park management and booking system provider isn’t as hard as you think.

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Glamping just a few miles from St Andrews!

You only have to wait until 1st June for the grand opening of Wigwam® Holidays Largo Law.

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8th INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FORUM OF AMUSEMENT INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS

RAAPA Summer Forum is an annual international event aimed at the experience exchange among leisure industry professionals & discussion of topical issues facing the present-day park & entertainment industry

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FARM PARK EXPANDS OFFERINGS FOR ALL THE FAMILY

One of the very first farm family parks in the country has announced a selection of new attractions.

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ANGRY BIRDS ADVENTURE GOLF COMING TO THE UK

Soon, you won’t have to make the trip to Gran Canaria if you want an Angry Birds adventure golf experience.

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NORTH WALES WATER PARK REOPENS WITH BRAND NEW ATTRACTIONS

A £16 million expansion sees the popular Surf Snowdonia return, this time taking the name Adventure Parc Snowdonia.

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GREEN ENERGY INVESTMENT FOR DORSET HOLIDAY PARK

The Waterside Holiday Group are looking to their future, investing more than £135,000 in green technology.

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STAYCATIONS SOAR IN POPULARITY WITH BREXIT UNCERTAINTY

With the uncertainty of Brexit, and the instability of the pound, more and more Brits are opting to holiday on UK shores.

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£50 MILLION HOLIDAY PARK PROPOSED FOR CORNWALL

Plans have been drawn up to bring a huge new holiday park to a site near Newquay.

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NORTH NORFOLK FARM NOW A FIRST-CLASS GETAWAY

Top Farm in Marsham began to diversify in the late 1970s, when it became a desirable camping ground. Today, it doesn’t just offer a plot of land on which to pitch up.

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FARMERS FOCUSING ON DIVERSIFICATION IN BREXIT UNCERTAINTY

An increasing number of farmers are choosing to focus their funds and efforts on diversification attempts, as opposed to agriculture itself.

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DERBYSHIRE DIVERSIFICATION PROVES A SUCCESS FOR COUPLE

What began as simply selling eggs from a table on a weekend morning has turned into a hugely successful diversification venture for one Derbyshire farm.

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PEPPA PIG THEME PARK IN THE WORKS

Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney has revealed potential plans for a theme park dedicated entirely to Peppa Pig.

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AHDB WARNS LINCOLNSHIRE FARMERS TO PREPARE FOR A NO-DEAL BREXIT

Around 200 farmers and agriculture business experts at an annual farming conference in Lincolnshire have been urged to be aware of the consequences of a no-deal Brexit and to do what they can to prepare for it.

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TIPS FOR STARTING AN ICE CREAM BUSINESS

Whether you have been in the process of planning your new venture for sometime or you are just starting an ice cream business, Antonelli has the resources, knowledge and experience to help guide you along the way.

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Blueprint Carpentry and Construction - Attending Farm Business Innovation Show 2019

Blueprint Carpentry and Construction announce they will be exhibiting at Farm Business Innovation 2019.

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Farndon Fields tell us how to sell food and drink to the public

Choosing to sell directly to the public is a striking opportunity for farmers who are looking to capture more value of their produce.

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Yorkshire plan to open £37 million theme park

Yorkshire have planned to open a new theme park summer of 2020.

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From Cereals to High-Quality Feed

Cereals are being transformed into high-quality animal feed as part of a diversification enterprise.

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Alton Towers to open attraction and stargazing accommodation

It is now possible for visitors at Alton Towers Resort to get closer to nature, and wonder at the night sky, by booking a stay at the new Alton Towers Stargazing Pods and visiting their new attraction.

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Amazing year ahead for North Yorkshire with luxury holiday lodge development

An exclusive holiday park in the North York Moors National Park has enjoyed an outstanding year.

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Luxury Lodges announce they are launching a new resort

Luxury Lodges have announced they are launching a new resort in Laugharne

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Darwin Escapes sponsor for World Championship 2019 with J/70

Darwin Escapes have appointed as headline sponsor for the J/70 2019 World Championships

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Couple smash social media with egg diversification

A couple have gone national with their egg diversification.

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Hoburne open their eighth park

Hoburne Group have opened their new holiday park with "Hideaway lodge".

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Family Opens Vodka Visitor Experience - From Potatoes to Vodka

A family in Scotland have managed to renovate misshapen potatoes into vodka by opening their own tasting room for visitors on their farm.

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Energy Solutions (UK) Ltd launched its new business division Hybrid Power

New Hybrid Power Division Launches with Wide Product Range for UK & International Applications

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Plastic Solutions Ltd Latest Press Release

Our Exhibitor Plastic Solutions Ltd's reveal their latest Product under Glampsan

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Ice Age family attraction coming to Gunnersbury Park

Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom, a new outdoor family attraction, is coming to Gunnersbury Park during the Easter school holidays.

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Isle of Skye visitor attraction to open early in anticipation of massive 2019 season

A five-star visitor attraction on Skye is to open its doors early this year as it extends its season in response to Skye’s growing popularity as a tourism destination.

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Spring opening for huge new aqua park at Bewl Water near Tunbridge Wells

Bewl Water has revealed the plans for a brand new aqua park set to be the 'first of its kind in Kent'.

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Family Run Farm In Durham Named As A Top UK Visitor Attraction

Hall Hill Farm, the award-winning attraction near Lanchester, is celebrating after being named by VisitEngland as one of its top visitor attractions in the country.

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Wigwam® Holiday Humble Bee Farm is Regional Finalist for Rural Oscar!

Wigwam® Holidays Humble Bee Farm, located at Flixton, near Scarborough, is up for a Rural Oscar, it has been announced.

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Lumley Castle to open an Escape Room in historic cellars with spooky past

Work is underway on a new visitor attraction at one of the North East’s most historic properties.

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Alton Towers to open new ride at CBeebies Land

Top family attraction CBeebies Land is set to get bigger and better at Alton Towers - after plans were lodged for a new ride.

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Fairytale castle and pirate ship-shaped hotel could be coming to Gulliver's World

The family-friendly attraction is set to undergo a huge transformation.

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Sneak peek inside Newcastle's Ice Bar reveals a cool new place to chill out

The Lonewolf Ice Bar unveils what 'cold comforts' await at their winter wonderland inside Stack container village.

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We Are Vertigo continuously expanding their leisure attraction following £1m investment

The first indoor ninja warrior course in Ireland has opened in Belfast.

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How this top-rated Gloucestershire family attraction will be even better this summer

Cattle Country Adventure Park, which has an average TripAdvisor rating of 4.5 out of 5, is investing for the future.

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Plans revealed for new £300m tourist attraction on Blackpool’s Golden Mile

Blackpool has revealed plans for a new £300 million tourist attraction on the Golden Mile named 'Chariots of the Gods'.

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Plans for Afan Valley Adventure Resort unveiled

Fresh plans for the £130m adventure park will go before a Neath Port Talbot Council planning committee in early 2019.

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Multi-million-pound luxury holiday resort could be built near Newquay

The development comprises 115 lodges and a 40-bed hotel and would bring a £26 million investment to the area.

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New multi-million pound Brean Country Club opens its doors to the public

A new multi-million pound Brean Country Club opened its doors to the public last month.

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Holiday lodge expansion planned for wedding hotel

The owners of a hotel near Louth want to open a new luxury 37 lodge holiday park behind their business.

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Green light given for £30m Cornwall tourism development

Planning approval has been given for the re-development of Waterside Cornwall, an established country club and holiday park near Bodmin.

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THE WAVE PLAN TO BRING ‘THE COVE’ TO LONDON

A state of the art project is planned for Edmonton’s Lee Valley Leisure Complex.

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Rockley Park in Poole unveils plans for water sports destination

A Dorset holiday park and water sports destination could be in line for redevelopment - which would include residential apartments, a restaurant and a new water sports centre.

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Authentic Icelandic yoghurt made in Yorkshire Dales being sold in Harrods

An award winning yoghurt made in the Dales has made it to the shelves in Knightsbridge.

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Newport landowners granted permission to build renewable energy hub to power 15,000 homes

A RENEWABLE energy hub with the potential to power 15,000 homes in South Wales has been given planning permission by the Welsh Government.

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How a dairy farm found salvation in ice cream

Dairy farmers at Churchfields Farm, who were forced to diversify in the wake of the foot and mouth disaster in 2004, have been nominated for a Three Counties Farming Award.

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Reports say more than a quarter of Welsh farmers will diversify after Brexit

More than 25% of Welsh farmers are planning to diversify after Brexit, according to research published by NFU Mutual.

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Success story of diversification from beef to beer for Northern Ireland farmer

Nigel Logan was brewing beer on a small scale to feed his beef cattle on their 140 acre farm in County Antrim.

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Hill farm diversification brings a new breed of holiday cottages to North York Moors

Restoring a 93-acre farm while making the property viable has been a 32 year labour of love for one family.

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Benefits of kids colouring products in the holiday park industry

You can find out more information about Keeko Kids and the products they have by visiting them at the Holiday Park Innovation Show in 2019 at the NEC Birmingham on November 6 and 7.

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Planning Permission Success For Savills Leisure

Savills Leisure, based in Chester, have been successful in obtaining two planning permissions for holiday development in Flintshire, North Wales.

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New Glamping Site Presented with Prestigious Award!

Wigwam® Holidays Ball Hall Farm, located near the historic city of York, has won a prestigious award.

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Glamping Site Wins Prestigious Business Award!

Wigwam® Holidays Crowtree has just been presented with a prestigious title at the South Holland Business Awards 2018.

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Saving JM Barrie’s Neverland

A new £8 million Peter Pan-themed visitor attraction will turn a “forgotten” corner of Scotland into an important tourist destination, it has been claimed.

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£1M luxury glamping launch marks the start of Wales Tourism Week

Celtic Escapes in Pembrokeshire will feature a new range of premium lodges and safari tents.

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Local Company, RotoSpa WINS a Mass of Awards at the annual British Pool & Hot Tub Awards 2018.

RotoSpa is celebrating after collecting Gold, Silver and Merit Awards at the prestigious event.

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Wigwam Holidays Opens brand New Great Tregath Glamping Site

King Arthur Legend Goes Hand-in-Hand with Surfing at Brand New Glamping Site!

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£10M plans approved for artificial surf park outside Edinburgh

Scotland's first artificial surf park will include surfing, zip lining, water tubing, snow-sports, luxury lodges, glamping and restaurant.

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Glamping Decade at Award-Winning Glamping Site

Wigwam® Holidays Humble Bee Farm celebrates its tenth birthday in 2018.

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The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort welcomes the latest Royal baby

The pitter patter of tiny (LEGO®) feet comes to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort as fun new Miniland installation celebrates the birth of the Prince

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“Flotel” UK Glamping First

The UK’s first ever floating boutique hotel has just opened, boasting its own waterfront vista.

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UK Resorts set for Staycation Surge

UK leisure and tourism sectors forecast £31 Billion boost this summer.

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UK'S VISITOR ATTRACTION SECTOR GETS £50M BOOST

The steep surge in staycations and inbound tourism this past year has clearly been reflected in the visitor attraction sector.

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Haven to invest £5.5M in revamping Hafan-Y-Mor holiday park

Visitors to the popular Haven holiday park will see significant improvements to its facilities and accommodation offering.

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ALTON TOWERS ANNOUNCE NEW GLAMPING VILLAGE

The popular theme park's accommodation expansion hopes to encourage visitors to elongate their stay.

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ROARR! DINOSAUR ADVENTURE EXPANDS FOLLOWING MULTI-MILLION INVESTMENT

Roarr Dinosaur Adventure is undergoing a multi-million pound revamp including new attractions.

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PARKDEAN RESORTS TO INVEST £42M ON ITS PARKS

Most of the money be used to invest in new accommodation in order to keep up with increasing demand fuelled by the rising staycation market.

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NEW DESIGN PLANNED FOR UPCOMING £8.5M EDEN PROJECT HOTEL

A newly revised plan has been put forward for a 109 bedroom, £8.5m Eden Project hotel - with work predicted to start in November 2018.

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£25M LUXURY RESORT IN ST IVES GETS GO AHEAD

Una St Ives will include an apartment hotel, an expansion of its leisure facilities and 130 villas & apartments.

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Smart Hotel Room Tech

“Imagine a world where the room knows you, and you know your room."

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Next generation portable outdoor cooking stove

Aquaforno to introduce its next generation portable outdoor cooking stove this Feb.

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PLANS FOR LUXURY LODGES AT FIVE-STAR RESORT

Plans proposed for construction of luxury lodges in the grounds of a five-star spa hotel

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MANCHESTER MUSEUM ANNOUNCE MULTIMILLION EXPANSION PLANS

Manchester Museum have submitted plans to expand and upgrade their venue by adding two new galleries and a new main entrance.

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£1M MARVEL SUPER HEROES ATTRACTION COMING TO MADAME TUSSAUDS

Merlin Entertainments set to develop a £1m Marvel-inspired attraction at Madame Tussauds Blackpool.

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HAULFRYN'S £8M FINLAKE WATER PARK OPENS THIS MONTH

The new addition to the resort, which will boast a variety of slides, splash zones, and two pools, will open its doors to the public on the 15th of February.

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SOUTH LAKELAND FARMERS TO DIVERSIFY INTO HOLIDAY LODGES

Two Cumbrian farmers have been granted planning permission to diversify their Flookburgh farm into 15 holiday lodges.

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£3.5M BIRCHWOOD LAKES ECO-TOURISM RESORT TO OPEN IN 2020

Habitat First Group’s ambitious eco-tourism project was approved last year, with the first holiday units potentially going on sale next year.

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£7.5M SAFARI PARK PLANNED FOR WEST NORFOLK

Norfolk landowner releases plans for £7.5m safari park. Plans for the scheme also include an education centre, cafe & function facilities alongside holiday log cabins only accessible by electric buggies to preserve the peaceful surroundings.

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OPPORTUNITY TO BUY UNDEVELOPED HOLIDAY PARK IN SHROPSHIRE

Sanderson Weatherall have been appointed to sell Bleathwood Lodges for a guide price of £1.9M.

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Proposed merger to create new voice for hospitality

The BHA and ALMR to join forces in new trade body

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£10M Mountain Bike Park Plans For Scotland Revealed

Aberdeenshire Council says the park has the potential to put this part of Scotland on the map!

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Alpha Rail metal railings installed in Lake District

The Glebe is a large recreational area located within a Lake District National Park

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£4M LUXURY LODGE DEVELOPMENT PLANNED FOR SEAHAM HALL HOTEL

The 5* boutique hotel hopes to submit a planning application before the end of the year, but will first host an open consultation for local residents.

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Ramside Hall Hotel invests in luxury treehouses

North East hotel invests millions in creating six luxury treehouses.

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COTTAGES.COM SHARES SECRETS TO HOLIDAY LETTING SUCCESS

Staycations are continuing to soar in popularity

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New woodland creation on former sheep farm in Scottish Borders

A former sheep farm, is one of the largest new commercial woodlands planted in the UK in recent times

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Show Demonstration of Teleport Service

Global Teleports to Demonstrate Satellite Broadband and Occasional Use Service at Farm Business Innovation Show 2017

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Business Property Relief for Livery Businesses and Holiday Lets

Door ajar for IHT Business Property Relief for Livery businesses, and slammed shut for holiday lets.

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Mattresses are the key to happy guests!

A well-rested guest, is a happier guest.

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Experience the British Woodland Indoors

Greenspan Projects Ltd help bring a bit of traditional British woodland indoors.

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Top Tips on Scaling a Business

If you’re looking to grow a business, join RAU Farm491 on stand 982

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The innovations revolutionising the way we preserve the environment

Environment Award recognises those who protect our environment. Take a quick look at the noteworthy finalists, all of which will be trying to impress the esteemed judging panel and take home this award.

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Planning for farms and estates

Are the opportunities really within our grasp?

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Quirky & innovative: products redefining the future of the rural industry

Focusing on all key areas in rural businesses.

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Top 5 Reasons not to miss Farm Business Innovation

Check out our Top 5 Reasons not to miss this amazing event!

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Finding the right help and services for your rural business is vital!

Some of the most progressive firms in the sector make up the nominees in this year’s line-up.

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Hornbeam, a marketing and communications agency

Hornbeam offers public relations, advertising, design, websites, digital marketing, video and social media.

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A Sustainable Approach to Design

William’s Den is a great example of rural estate and farm diversification.

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West Heath Barn, Norfolk. A Superb Rural Entrepreneur

West Heath Barn’s is a prime example, of how to offer luxury B&B and Self-Catering accommodation.

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CLA and Terravesta co-host farm walk for Miscanthus enterprise

Those interested in learning about growing the crop should not miss the Terravesta & CLA co-hosted farm walk.

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The Tipi Company launches new Computational Fluid Dynamics for their tipis

The Tipi Company believe that hand calculations aren’t sophisticated or safe enough.

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Show Guide Sneak Peak: Brexit's impact on rural business

In these current economic times, ensuring your business is fully set up to face the uncertain future has never been more important.

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Merlin Entertainments to build 80-bed hotel at Warwick Castle

Merlin Entertainments have just submitted their plans to build a 80-bed hotel at Warwick Castle as part of their 10 year plan.

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Farm Business Innovation is only three weeks away

Voted ‘Trade Show of the Year’ by the EN Awards in 2016, the show is returning to the NEC in Birmingham on the 8th & 9th November 2017. Join the industry's most innovative suppliers and find everything you need to diversify your land.

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FARMERS URGED TO ‘PLEDGE A FIELD TO REAP A FINANCIAL WINDFALL’

The UK remains an attractive proposition for investment in the country’s small wind energy industry

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Protecting Warwick Castle’s 1100 years of history

Warwick Castle kept safe with CCTV perimeter intrusion detection ‘moat’

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Innovators flock to boost British wool trade

Inventors are using British wool for a variety of weird and wonderful new products, prompting an industry revival

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Wigwam® Holidays Nominated for National Award!

Wigwam® Holidays Nominated for Landlove Magazine Awards

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Launching at Farm Innovation 2017!

The brand new Scrubmaster B120R!

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SPEED YURT BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Could you be the fastest Yurt builders in the West? Could you be the YFL Speed Yurt Building Champions of 2017?

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New survey finds rural SMEs that export forecast double the revenue growth...

...as new Amazon Academy launches for rural SMEs

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Making a success of your wedding or hospitality business

It is of course one of the most important days of a couple's lives and it has to be right!

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Open Air Business FREE Subscription!

FREE subscription for Farm Business Innovation Show registrants!

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The New Faces of Farming

What does the future of rural business look like?

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STEPPING AHEAD OF THE ‘GLAMPING’ CROWD

Propelling venues into high-rent earning potential with the latest luxury accommodation solution on the market.

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Interview with Roland Antonelli

An excerpt from an interview with Roland Antonelli…

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Top tips for successful rural diversification

Those who own or are responsible for rural estate and land across the UK, looking at alternative revenue streams in which to diversify.

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Defeating rural crime: Advice from top insurer

Data from rural insurer supported by National Crime Agency report.

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Delivering Class Q Permitted Development

Class Q Permitted Development has changed the way we look at certain buildings and the potential of redundant or disused agricultural buildings.

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Tree Tents – the next chapter

A year on from their Innovation Award win, Tree Tents’ new designs are redefining modern glamping.

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FROM MILK TO SUPERCARS

The Morgan specialist decided to move his four generation car dealership out of Bristol’s City Centre to the family’s converted dairy farm in Horton.

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De Vere re-launch following £100 million investment

De Vere have re-launched their country estate hotel offering thanks to a £100 million investment from Starwood Capital Group.

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The Power of a Hot Tub

Properties with hot tubs to their name achieved a staggering 62% more revenue than those without

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Rural business diversification survey launched

Savills Rural Diversification Survey results announced at the Farm Business Innovation Show

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Glamping With A Difference at Montrave Estate Wigwams

New Glamping Site in Scotland due to open late October!

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Xerogrid helps farmer achieve £40,000 solar savings

This efficient off-grid energy system will be used to power his beef farm.

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Data driven cleaning swings into monkey attraction

Check out how data-driven cleaning improves staff engagement and cleaning quality at a major Dutch attraction

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Case Study - Black Pig Retreats

Black Pig Retreats is a Glamping Business near Shaftesbury in Dorset - they have been working with Farm Business Exhibitor Anne Clarke (Connected Thinking).

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Waterplay Splash Pad in UK Named a 2017 Dream Design

New discovery-themed splash pad in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park, with product by Waterplay, recognised in the annual Dream Design showcase by Aquatics International

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Glamping Site Now Open in Lovely Lincolnshire

Millside Wigwams is now open, welcoming glampers to their state-of-the-art, en-suite Running Water cabins in a beautiful part of country.

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TMS provides solution for exterior flooring

In Clip&Ride, TMS supplies a system consisting of tough plastic slabs suited to outdoor usage, where the sub-soil is boggy/waterlogged.

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Meet ‘Connie the Combine’ at Farm Themed Playground

Lee Valley Farm has enhanced its family picnic area with an exciting new farm themed playground!

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Are Tents a Thing of the Past?

Here’s why we think campers and campsite owners should consider giving glamped-up containers a go!

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Maximising The Value of Agricultural Buildings

The lack and available range of housing across the country is one of the big issues for the Government at present and different ways of creating new stock is being sought.

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Alert Not Alarmed – Security Awareness Training for Volunteers

Volunteers are an important component in the safe delivery of the majority of events that take place in the UK...

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Tips for rural landowners to play their part in solving the rural housing crisis

The CLA Stronger Foundations research showed that two thirds of rural land owners are keen to add to the stock of new housing available in rural areas across England & Wales.

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How Britain’s countryside is becoming the new seaside

Rural Solutions predict we are on the precipice of it biggest change in centuries – and by 2027 the green, green grass of home could well be better known as a holiday destination than an agricultural hotspot.

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Hydroponics From Nature

Growing plants is fun!

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Odds Farm Boost Play with Timberplay

One of the largest Farm Attractions in the UK, Odds Farm consistently score highly on Trip Advisor and continually reinvest to ensure visitors return time and time again.

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Cantref Farm - Timberplay Case Study

A family run adventure farm in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales, Cantref started as a working farm and riding centre sixty years ago.

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Enter “The Great Linseed Challenge” at FBI ’17

Launched by Premium Crops in association with CPM magazine, there are three awards categories in the Great Linseed Challenge

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Hasty’s create all-weather play

One of its key features is an undercover adventure play area, designed and installed by Timberplay.

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Wigwam® Holidays Opens a New Site in Devon!

Sounding like it’s straight out of the pages of an exciting Famous Five novel!

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Longleat’s new resort and waterpark gain planning approval

FORREC are behind the ambitious design of the development, which has been inspired by the estate manor’s 400-year history.

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Unlocking Britain's rural potential

Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College Launch Consultation on How to ‘Unlock Rural Britain’s Digital Potential’

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Farmers 74% More Likely to Diversify Due to Brexit

Rural business owners are quickly realising that diversification is the best was to remain stable and increase profits.

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Three Times the Fun at Wigwam® Holidays

Wigwam® Holidays, who will be exhibiting at this year’s Farm Business Innovation Show, is set to welcome three new sites this summer!

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Rural Business Awards shortlist announced

The Amazon-backed awards have finally revealed their shortlist, with the ultimate winners being announced the 5th of October at the award ceremony.

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FIRST WIGWAM GLAMPING SITE TO OPEN IN RIBBLE VALLEY

Ribble Valley Borough Council have finally approved Moorgate Farm's application following their re-submission last month.

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TECH COULD BE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR FARMERS POST-BREXIT

The latest developments in technology for agriculture could help farmers produce, sell and export more post-Brexit.

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Guides Farm to diversify into holiday lodges

“We want to diversify with the lodges to make the business sustainable for my family," says father-of-six Trevor Wilson.

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Demand for ultra fresh produce drives agri-innovation forward

Modular farming systems are gaining popularity due to their ability to produce food locally anywhere in the world without any temperature, weather or seasonal constraints.

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IoT infrastructure imperative when seeking to implement smart farming technologies

The report highlights the opportunities this can bring to technology developers whithin the rural sector.

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Case Study - Glamp-in-Style

The couple already had Glamping in mind as an option for diversification and the Farm Business Show offered them the tools to make it happen.

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The Tipi Company Case Study – Dovecote Events

Tipis are a great tool for growing your current market. They bring diversity to any venue or hire company.

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SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND FOR LEAF'S OPEN FARM SUNDAY

Thousands of visitors all over the country enjoy a day out with their families in the hopes of learning more about the world of farming.

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Welcome to National Glamping Week 2017!

National Glamping Week will have its exciting inaugural ‘event’ from 12th to 18th June 2017. Supported by Wigwam® Holidays, all glamping businesses are invited to take part.

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A Big Win for Green Energy in the UK!

On Wednesday June 7th the UK’s electricity supply was more than 50% renewable with wind, solar, wood pellets and hydro outperforming gas and coal for the first time ever!

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Walk This Way With Wigwams!

We’re a nation of ramblers – and now Wigwam® Holidays are part & parcel of enjoying the National Trails of England and Wales!

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Caravan Fire Safety!

It is important that you keep both yourself and your guests safe.

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Diversifying your farm

Ideas to help diversify your farm or rural business!

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World’s first treehouse on a crane comes to Bristol

200 lucky guests will be able to stay at Canopy & Stars' unique treehouse until the 30th of September.

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Enter now for the Rural Business Awards 2017!

Time is running out to register for the RBA’s. Entries close on the 30th June so in order to be in with a chance of winning register!

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Team Septic - The solution to your pollution

For all waste water and sewerage treatment needs, The Septic Tank Store have a bespoke system available for you.

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Make a date to discover the world of farming

Open Farm Sunday will see hundreds of farms across the UK open their gates to welcome the public on the 11th of June.

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One month left to enter the Rural Business Awards 2017

Praising farms on their innovative diversification efforts, the awards are closing their submission window the 30th of June. Register now!

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Diversifying as post-brexit insurance for farmers

It's uncertain how Brexit will affect the agricultural industry. The NSA suggests increasing your revenue streams to ensure sustainability.

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KELBURN CASTLE GETS £1M FUNDING FOR GLAMPING EXPANSION PROJECT

The 13th century castle is receiving funding from Barclays, who are committed to support business growth in Scotland.

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Family farm turns natural spring into business opportunity

They also use their land for other business ventures such as running a B&B, a holiday cottage, and producing bio-fuel.

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RAGT Seeds - Understanding your customers

Finn Geotherm has completed a landmark installation for leading European agricultural plant breeder RAGT Seeds in Cambridgeshire.

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Penbugle Organic Farm Wigwams Perfect Combination

Combining an organic farm and a glamping business can be hard work but incredibly rewarding too.

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Agricultural & Farming Jobs - Online Job Adverts discount

Agricultural and Farming Jobs are proudly working in partnership with the Farm Business Innovation Show

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Welcome to National Glamping Week 2017!

National Glamping Week will have its exciting inaugural ‘event’ from 12th to 18th June 2017.

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FIVE ALTERNATIVE USES FOR YOUR LAND

With the value of farm diversification expected to rise past £580M in 2017, here are the most popular uses for your land that break from tradition.

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IS ECO-TOURISM EXACTLY WHAT BRITISH WILDLIFE NEEDS?

Increasing countries are starting to invest in eco-tourism in order to cater to the environmentally-conscious consumer.

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Rural Businesses in Need of Reliable Internet to Succeed

Global Teleports and Bentley Walker amongst those bringing reliable internet connection to rural areas.

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Turning 14 Acres Into Millions: The Benefits of Diversifying

From storage space to keep up with his fast growing retractable netting business to a team building site for sports clubs and schools. 

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Golf Tourism in Scotland brings up to £286m a year and counting

The value of golf tourism continues rising, becoming a clear economic driver for rural Scotland.

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Chawton Park Farm Welcomes a New Shepherdess!

Hampshire’s only Wigwam® Holidays glamping site reveals yet another ‘first’.

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Glorious Gloucestershire Cotswolds welcomes Wigwam® Holidays to its lush countryside!

Evenlode Wigwams are opening from 15th May 2017.

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Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park to become a glamping resort

Country Park forced to seek new revenue streams following council funding reductions.

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Glampsite opens stone's throw away from Greetham Valley golf course and Exton Park

The site offers six-person glamping domes to disconnect in comfort.

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RBS supports former farm to become weekend retreat destination

'More to Mountain Retreats' has secured a six-figure funding expansion package from RBS.

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Power to the Customer

CNG was built on the basis that the customer is at the heart of every business decision. Our approach to service is shaped by the key idea: ‘Bigger than Profit’ and, we mean it.

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£425M REDEVELOPMENT OF CIRCUIT OF WALES

Circuit of Wales set to increase tourism by at least 750,000 visitors annually.

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Seiont Manor hotel expansion plans

New owners of Seiont Manor hotel in Gwynedd have revealed more details on their plans to expand the site to make it sustainable.

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£120 million available to support growth in rural areas

Businesses in rural areas are being invited to submit interest in support for jobs and growth under the Rural Development Programme for England

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Basic Payment Scheme applications now open

Last year a record 80% of applications were received online and the BPS hopes to increase this by 2017.

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National Botanic Garden of Wales celebrates £6m investment

Lottery award that will kickstart the biggest development in its history.

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NFYF elect broadcaster Charlotte Smith as President

National Federation of Young Farmers elect new president.

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Glamping Gets the Green Light at Glenlivet Forest Park!

Wigwam Holidays construct 24 luxury glamping cabins at Glenlivet Forest Park, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

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Rural Funding Programme Aides South Hams Business

Funding from the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group focuses on aiding the rural economy.

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Folly Farm submits plans for £10 million holiday Village

Award winning Pembrokeshire attraction submits plans to develop a quality Holiday Village.

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New ways to make money from your land - National Outdoor Event Association

Meet event organisers looking to rent land.

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Offer guests a fresh perspective during their visit

Create an eclectic, cutting edge building to provide additional space and rental income and really stand out from the crowd.

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China to spend more than £285 billion through 2020 on renewable power

China now has the world's larges solar farm invest heavily in solar & wind farms.

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Farming, tourism and job creation targeted by new £1.2 million fund

Applications are now being accepted by rural regeneration company Pennine Prospects.

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The Farm Business Survey publish growing value of diversification

2016 has seen a rise in agricultural businesses diversifying their land as an efficient way profit more from their land.

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Amazing discovery for food production security in ''Bio-Clay''

Once BioClay is applied, the plant ‘thinks’ it is being attacked by a disease or pest insect and protecting itself from the pest or disease.

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Win a free night at a luxury niche escape...

Special offer at the show... 6 months commission free and win a free night at a luxury niche escape!!

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Want a modern home for farm or smallholding? New range launch!

New range launched by Norwegian Log Buildings at Farm Business Innovation Show

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Valentine Giveaway

Hero Renewables are partnering up with Niche Escapes to bring a lucky winner an unforgettable luxury eco weekend getaway this valentines day.

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Four Times ROI? Wait....What?!?

With its elegant simplicity and feminine curves the Lotus Belle is hard to resist, but it’s much more than just a good-looking tent.

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Gamification – Changing the Way Sales is Done

In this article, we share insight on trends within sales, why gamification is a game-changer, and how SalesScreen can help sales teams reach their goals – even when times are tough

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Peter Rabbit™ hops into Willows Activity Farm!

The new themed Peter Rabbit™ Adventure Playground opened at Willows Activity Farm in St Albans in Easter 2016.

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Market your products like a pro

You can have the most innovative, high quality, best value product out there, but with neglected marketing it will never sell as well as it could...

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Launching at the show: The Hex-Pod

The Hex-Pod from the Classic Pod Company is a unique product, revolutionising Glamping business opportunities...

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Solar PV systems for farms and rural businesses

Renewable energy systems are still saving business owners money, as they provide on-site electricity generation that delivers savings against the long-term running costs of a business...

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Forecasting the future of rural funding

Running a farm or other agricultural business can be tough. Competition with other producers, and processors and retailers continually pushing for lower prices, can make turning a profit difficult...

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Farm491 will help spark ideas at Farm Business Innovation 2016

Helping farmers and landowners maximise their land use through diversification and the application of technology...

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Easigrass: at the forefront of development in the world of artificial grass

Easigrass continues to be the most accredited artificial grass supplier in the UK and is the only artificial grass company to have been awarded...

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Why ‘harvest your own’ renewable energy options are still the answer to combat rising costs

Rising energy costs are a concern for any farmer in maintaining the ongoing profitability of a business.

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Staycation Vacation?

We’re now living ‘Brexit Britain’ … and with this historic decision, the ‘staycation holiday’ is booming!

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The best way to get planning permission for your property

When it comes to constructing new facilities on your property, even the most detailed plan and innovative idea can be scuppered by the terrifying procedure of planning permission...

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Making a success of your wedding or hospitality business

Successful rural wedding and private/corporate hospitality venues can be extremely lucrative if set up and run well.

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The difficulties of diversifying into other markets

It’s difficult to realise your business’s full potential, especially when your efforts to diversify your offerings lead you to fields and industries you have no experience in.

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Staying ahead in a challenging dairy industry

Modern dairy farmers have it rough. Pressure from processors and retailers have forced many to sell their produce below the cost of production. Adding to this...

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CREATE A CABIN have developed a process that builds a barn within a barn.

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What has Instagram got to do with farming?

In today’s digital world, there’s no better platform on which to tell your story than social media.

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PAWSOME Character Appearance for White Post Farm!

Rainbow Productions manages the personal appearances of 100+ licensed children’s characters

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The development of Glamping

With European holidays growing ever more pricey and inaccessible the great British summer holiday is making a huge comeback.

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Miscanthus growers wanted

Farmers and landowners looking to maximise returns from marginal land are being invited to consider planting miscanthus

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Muddy Farm to Classy Campsite

Land owners, campsites and farms are taking advantage of the new “on trend” holiday rental market. From a small/ micro 2 person capsule, to a family sized lodge.

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Have a Farm? Consider Diversification into Glamping

So – you have some land, and you want to make some money from it. Glamping is ‘in’ and is here to stay!

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Converting your ideas into bespoke creations!

Welcome to the world of Containers and Cabins! A place where a little imagination can go a long way and produce some outstanding results. Our talented and visionary team are able to design, manufacture and install all manner of container products.

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Set Up Your Own Campsite

Do you have at least half an acre of unused land?

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Farm Business Innovation shortlisted for Trade Show of the Year

Farm Business Innovation Show shortlisted for Exhibition News Best Trade Show of the Year Award 2016

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Exciting New Business Partnership

Camp Champ and Instinctive Retreats announce exciting new partnership formed following meeting at the Farm Business Innovation Show 2015

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Farm diversification Stats

The Farm Business Survey (FBS) for England has published a report showing the extent of the growth of diversification in agriculture for 2014/15.

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Farm Food Production Zone

2016 sees the launch of a dedicated Farm Food Production zone within the Farm Business Show

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Open Farm Sunday 2016

Open Farm Sunday returns on Saunday June 5th 2016.

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New partnership

Soil Association Certification & the Carbon Trust announce new partnership to develop a sustainable catering standard

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Is organic food healthier?

A study just completed has shown that organic meat and milk could be better for you than conventional products.

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NFU President Meurig Raymond & the EU

NFU encourages UK Prime Minister to answer key rural questions

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