Herefordshire Hub Rural Business Day 2014

After the success of last year’s event, Herefordshire Rural Hub are organinsing another Rural Business Advice Day on Wednesday 26th November 2014, 12.00noon to 7.30pm at the Three Counties Hotel (Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7BP). Entry is FREE – drop in any time between 12noon and 7.30pm

Lots of advice & information for farming and rural businesses, including

  • Specialist software for Farm Businesses
  • Business Management, Planning & Start Up
  • Grants & Funding opportunities
  • Business, Financial & Legal Matters for land based industries
  • Environmental Stewardship Schemes
  • Wildlife & Environmental Advice
  • Training opportunities, including funded training for small businesses
  • Computing / Broadband
  • Computer courses in your area to help your business grow
  • Apprenticeship schemes for land based industries
  • Renewable Energy options for businesses and communities
  • Cross Compliance
  • Cattle & Sheep Identification & Records
  • Farm and Rural Security
  • Mud on the road, and Footpaths issues
  • Advice on Management, Restoration & Grants for Ancient Woodlands
  • Find out how you stand for CAP Greening and Ecological Focus Areas


  • 1.00pm – Going into 2015 – Cross Compliance Update – Farming Advice Service
  • 2.00pm – Renewable Energy Systems & Community Projects – Harrison Clark Rickerbys and Caplor Energy
  • 3.00pm – Update on CAP Reform, Basic Payment Scheme Registration & the CAP Information Service – RPA
  • 4.00pm – Rural Crime Prevention & the “Stop That Thief” Campaign – West Mercia Police and NFU
  • 5.00pm – “Get down & dirty with your soil” – Wye & Usk Foundation and E & J Solutions – Managing Soils & Natural Resources to improve the sustainability & profitability of your farm
  • 6.00pm – How the FSB can help your rural business – Federation of Small Businesses (Herefordshire)

Drop-in clinics

  • Soil Protection Reviews
  • NVZ Records

NRoSO and BASIS points available

The following organisations and businesses who will be attending the RBA day to offer advice and information (in no particular order) :-

Farming Advice Service
Environment Agency
Wyvern Training Services
The Wye & Usk Foundation
Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators (Herefordshire)
Farm Community Network (Herefordshire)
National Farmers Union (Herefordshire)
Cross Compliance Solutions Ltd
Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors
Shearwell Data Ltd
The Hutchinson Partnership
Farmplan Computer Systems
Caplor Energy
West Mercia Police
Federation of Small Businesses (Herefordshire)
Women in Rural Enterprise (Herefordshire WiRE)
Natural England
Catchment Sensitive Farming
Fastershire (Herefordshire Council)
Economic Development Team (Herefordshire Council)
Redundant Buildings Grants (Herefordshire Council)
Harrison Clark Rickerbys Ltd
Countrywide Training (7Y)
PJE Driver Training & Consultancy Services Ltd
E & J Solutions Ltd
Campaign for the Farmed Environment
Animal Health Trading Standards (Herefordshire Council)
Thorne Widgery
Robin Turney Ltd
Draycott Consulting
Herefordshire & Ludlow College
Growth Accelerator
Country Land & Business Association
The Bulmer Foundation
Positive Environmental
Balfour Beatty – Herefordshire Public Realm Partnership
Energy Solutions Malvern
Woodland Trust (Ancient Woodlands Restoration Project)

For further information, contact: Frances Keogh, Herefordshire Rural Hub Administrator
Tel: 01432 870024