Thursday 4 May 2017: 9am – 1pm followed by lunch and tour of Montgomery Cheddar
North Cadbury Court, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7DR (just off the A303)
Price: £30 inc VAT CLA members (additional family members FOC); non-member £50; Students & YFC members £5
Non-members who join on the day will have their event fee refunded
Supported by: Browne Jacobson
The agri-food sector, from farm to consumer, plays a significant part in the UK economy, contributing £109bn in 2014 and supporting over four million jobs - 13.5% of the total number of people employed nationally, many of which are based in rural locations.
This event will provide practical and professional advice about starting up a project, adding value and growing it into a successful enterprise within the industry. Speakers will examine the issues pertinent to those wishing to start up including funding, negotiating complex legal regulations and marketing products effectively.
We will also be hearing from CLA members at the forefront of the industry who have developed their products, and encouraged substantial business growth through challenging times often through exporting. This will tie in with the CLA’s position on Brexit and the Governments future policy for the industry.
Following the seminar our host Jamie Montgomery will take a group on a tour of Montgomery Cheddar.
Speakers will include:
• Dr Charles Trotman, CLA Rural Business and Economics Adviser
• John Sheaves, Chief Executive, Taste of the West
• Francesca Johnson, Redevelop
• Browne Jacobson
• Andy Fussel, Fussel’s Fine Foods
• Simon Bryon-Edmond, MD Chunk of Devon
• Catherine Mead, Lynher Dairies and Cornish Yarg
• Duncan Sinclair, Agriculture Manager, Waitrose
This seminar will examine:
• Business Growth
• Brexit – What it means for the Food and Drink industry
• Case Studies
Artisan Provender www.artisanprovender.com will be exhibiting