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Business Planning – Future Proofing Your Business

Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Theme: Making Your Voice Heard!

Sign up: via eventbrite

10:30am Registration with tea and coffee

11:00am Welcome & Introduction to the day

11:10am Guest speaker – Joyce Campbell, sheep farmer & co-chair of Women in Agriculture Taskforce for Scotland

11:45am Making Your Voice Heard – Julia Latto & Darlene Braithwaite, Scottish Enterprise

12:15pm Networking lunch including Social Media Surgery

1:15pm Panel Discussion Session – Chairman Alan Laidlaw, CEO of The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland with panellists:

Robert Neill, beef and arable farmer, current Chairman of Agri-Scot and Farmers Weekly Farmer of the Year 2017
Colin Ferguson, dairy farmer and Scottish Enterprise Rural Leader
Sally Williams, dairy farmer and Director at The Oxford Farming Conference
Darlene Braithwaite, Head of Employee Communication, Scottish Enterprise

Followed by Call to Action & Summing Up


  • Parking – On-site parking at Gogarburn is very limited and if required, a space must be pre-booked with your ticket on a first come first served basis. Another option is to meet friends at Ingliston Park and Ride, 2 Eastfield Road, Newbridge EH28 8LS and share a car to the event to reduce parking.
  • RSVP by Monday 29 October, 2018.
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided, please email if you have any dietary requirements.
  • Payment: On this occasion, we politely request for a contribution of £10 (which includes all fees).