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Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day 2019

The 10th Herefordshire RBA Day is on

Wednesday 20th November 2019

at the Three Counties Hotel, Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7BP

FREE ENTRY – call in any time between 12noon and 6pm

Further details of everything going on at the RBA Day will be added over the coming weeks, so please put the date in your diary, keep checking this website for updates, and we hope to see you on 20th November …..

Lots of stands representing many aspects farming and rural business 

Good Soil Management
Specialist Software for Farm Businesses
Advice on the Countryside Stewardship Schemes
Training Opportunities Available in Herefordshire
Broadband in Herefordshire
Diversifying within your rural business
Letting (short/long term) advice
Renewable energy options and advice
Financial Advice
Legal Advice for Farms & Rural Businesses
Wildlife & Environmental Advice
Rural Crime Prevention Measures
Managing Your Woodlands
Applying for Planning Permission
Farm Management Advice
Cloud Accounting systems for Making Tax Digital

FREE 1-to-1 Advice Clinics

Please book your slot for these 1-to-1 clinics in advance.
Email Frances at bookings@herefordshireruralhub.co.uk
First come, first served for remaining slots on the day.

Get to grips with your Xero Cloud Accounting package (with Thorne Widgery)

Get to grips with your QuickBooks Cloud Accounting package (with The Hutchinson Partnership)

Come along for practical help and advice on these Cloud Accounting programs if …

  • you have only just started using them for Making VAT Digital, and have some basic questions

  • you have been using these Cloud accounting packages for a while and want to find out how to make better use of them

  • you are thinking of using them in the future


Preserving your wealth for future generations (with TP Consultancy)

  • Find out how to keep assets in the family protected against key threats such as:- Inheritance Tax; Divorce in the family;  Financial difficulties such as bankruptcy;  Wealth being lost following death and remarriage; and look at issues surrounding passing on farming assets where there are some difficult aspects that probably only affect the farming community.  Also find out more about Lasting Powers of Attorney and why everyone needs them.

FREE Drop-in Clinics

First come, first served on the day.

Check Out Your Pesticide Practices

See how your practices compare to best practice, and get some helpful tips and advice for keeping
pesticides out of water.
Work through the simple “Check It Out” survey for “Pesticide Handling Areas”

and “Field Practice”, with an advisor.
You will get follow-up advice and recommendations on the day.

Need Help with Completing Your NVZ Records?

Make sure you have got them right! – Bring along your own records for checking and advice.

Farming Rules for Water  //   SSAFO Regulations

Get your questions answered!

Presentations  – times to be confirmed

“Review, renew and improve your business – a guide to assessing your current position and implementing the right kind of change”
ith Moule & Co and Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solictors

Policy Update (post-31st October)
with NFU

“Letting out your land / farm buildings / cottages? – Get it right & avoid the pitfalls”
with Berrys and CLA

“Understanding Ammonia emissions from your farm, to benefit your business and the environment”
with Catchment Sensitive Farming



NRoSO – 2 points

BASIS points to be applied for.

For further information, please contact Frances Keogh 
Email: admin@herefordshireruralhub.co.uk
Tel: 01432 268 428


We are very grateful to our Gold Sponsor Herefordshire Council and our Silver Sponsor Berrys



We are very pleased that the following organisations and businesses have already signed up to attend the RBA day, to offer advice and information (in alphabetical order):-

Animal Health & Trading Standards
Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy
Brightspace Foundation
Caplor Energy Ltd
Carers Trust 4all
Catchment Sensitive Farming
Country Land & Business Association (CLA)
Davis Meade Property Consultants Ltd
Environment Agency
Farm Herefordshire Initiative
Farmplan Computer Systems
Fisher German LLP
Forestry Commission
Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors
Herefordshire & Ludlow College
Herefordshire Council  –  Economic Development Team;  Fastershire; Marches Growth Hub
Herefordshire Meadows
Herefordshire Rural Hub
Hutchinson Partnership
Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators (Herefordshire branch)
KODA Architects Ltd
Landmark Systems Ltd
Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors
Macmillan Mobile Cancer Information & Support Service
McCartneys LLP
Moule & Co
National Farmers Union (Herefordshire)
Natwest Bank
Natural England
Red Tractor Assurance
Rural Payments Agency (RPA)
Sum-It Computer Systems Ltd
Tenant Farmers Association
Thomas Studio Architects
Thorne Widgery
TP Consultancy
West Mercia Police – Rural & Business Crime Officers and “Stop That Thief”
Woodland Trust
Wye & Usk Foundation
Wyvern Training Services Ltd