This week’s Wisdom Wednesday post is a teeny bit different. It’s not so much about the wisdom I’m giving in this post, but more where I’ll be sharing tips and tricks in person, and where you can get a lot more knowledge too. The Farm Business Innovation Show.
What’s the Farm Business Innovation Show?
I’m d-flipping-lighted to be able to share that I am on the marketing panel discussion at the Farm Business Innovation Show. This event, which is held at the NEC on November 8th and 9th, is brilliant for all rural businesses including equestrian, and also takes in glamping, country homes and a few other bits and bobs too. It’s a lovely event – it’s FREE to attend (visit the Farm Business Innovation Show website to find out more), and it’s easy to get to as, well, even I can find the NEC!
Last year I attended the event to watch my friend, client and all round legend, Emma Warren, speak as part of the glamping panel discussion. Emma owns and runs award winning glampsite Dimpsey. Dimpsey is a beautiful shepherd’s hut, based in the Blackdown Hills of Somerset. Build by Blackdown Shepherd Huts, it’s a truly stunning example of what glamping could and should be. In fact, Emma and her lovely husband Andrew have won awards for Dimpsey. But I digress – you can find out more about Dimpsey, its wood fired hot tub (oh yes!) and other facilities on their website. Now. Back to the show…
Why is the Farm Business Innovation Show different?
I have attended a number of events, and a number of trade events too, and each has its own charm. The Farm Business Innovation Show was unlike any other event I have attended, and I really, really liked it. The diversity across the exhibitors was really interesting. One minute I was chatting to the lovely people at The Equestrian Index, then I walked into the Tipi Theatre and Anne Clark from Connected Thinking was giving a talk to a packed tipi full of people. A little further along there was a wooden shepherd’s hut, then there was a stand with alpacas (and they had real ones there), topiary, outdoor play equipment for children, I had a chat with Tally from the fabulous Open Air Magazine. It’s so diverse. And that is just the tip of the Farm Business Innovation Show iceberg.
And this year…
If you’re coming to the Farm Business Innovation Show on Thursday, I’ll be chattering away as part of the marketing panel discussion. I’m really, really delighted to be working with the organisers and rest of the panel for this, and can’t wait to see what questions the assembled group throw at us.
Should you come along to the Farm Business Innovation Show?
If you’re connected with the country and equestrian world in any way, then I would say yes. It’s a really lovely event – I found it quite relaxed (in that there was plenty of space and the layout meant it didn’t feel crowded) and utterly fascinating. They have an excellent timetable of speakers for the two days, there are some great panel discussions, lots of lovely exhibitors and, did I mention it’s free to attend? Yep. I think you pay for parking but there’s no entry fee to enter the show. So you have very little to lose by coming along and a LOT to gain!
Find out more and get your free Farm Business Innovation Show Tickets here.
And there’s more…
Keep your eyes peeled for a new mini blog series all about some of the brilliant speakers. First blog goes live on Friday!