In the first quarter of 2019 Ensors Chartered Accountants will be hosting a series of Farming Breakfasts, held in conjunction with Lloyds Agricultural Banking team, with an interesting and thought provoking line-up of speakers.
All three events will be held at The Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket.
Thursday 24 January – “The future of the family farm”
The first speaker is Tom Bradshaw, Chairman of the regional NFU Combinable Crops Board and the East Anglia Crops Board and managing partner of his Essex family farm. He will discuss current farming practices, farm diversification; drawing on his own experience of diversifying into equine – and explore the political factors that will have an influence on the future of family farming businesses.
Thursday 21 February – “Fresh produce and unintentional success”
Max MacGillivray of Redfox Executive Selection will explain the “crash, bang wallop” that is about to occur in the agriculture and fresh food sectors and advise how you can make sure you are a winner in it all. Max pulls on his experience as an agricultural recruitment consultant, and founder of the healthy eating initiative ‘The Great Fruit & Veg Adventure’ which saw him ride a motorbike from London to Cape Town visiting 50 farms and fresh produce companies to educate children and their schools.
Thursday 21 March – “Agricultural disputes”
Property & agricultural dispute resolution solicitor Mark Wrinch will round off the series of breakfasts with a talk on how to avoid and resolve agricultural disputes. With extensive experience in commercial property and agricultural litigation, Mark will provide advice to help ensure the smooth running of a farming business.
These events are free of charge to farmers – see here for further details and to book a place.