Topical, relevant workshops offering understandable, practical presentations by experts and case study speakers, often followed by a good lunch! These are the hallmarks of Warwickshire Rural Hub events.

There have been more events and visits in the last 12 months than ever before and they fall into three categories: information, regulation and innovation. The latest survey responses from Members have told us that 96% feel the information provided by the Hub is both reliable and useful.

The last characteristic of our programme of events is that delegates are very reluctant to go home! The opportunity to network is a crucial component of our events and delegates certainly take the chance to do so. At evening meetings, this can lead to bleary-eyed Hub staff at 11.00 pm, but they recognise that well connected businesses are successful businesses.

Warwickshire Rural Hub

Latest Events

How do we meet the needs of people without trashing the environment?

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Arthur Rank Centre, Stoneleigh Park, CV8 2LG

7.30pm – 10.00pm

Former Chief Executive of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, David Gardner, will be speaking about how we can protect our environment whilst feeding a growing nation.

David is an agricultural economist and technologist with life long experience of large scale commercial farming businesses and food supply chains. He is closely associated with emerging technologies and has active relationships with universities, the BBSRC Institutes and Innovate UK.   Whilst Chief Executive of the Royal Agricultural Society of England David set up the charity Innovation for Agriculture, to bring together a group of Agricultural Societies across England to deliver new science and technologies to the farming community.

The talk is organised in association with Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society.

Refreshments and cakes will be served.

To book your free place please contact Jane Hampson.

Contact: Jane Hampson
Telephone: 07780 159291
Email Address:
Event Date: 28 November 2018

Harvest Festival at Worcester Cathedral

Sunday 7 October

Worcester Cathedral

The Chaplaincy for Agriculture and Rural Life Invite farmers and growers to the county harvest service, to be held in Worcester cathedral on Sunday 7 October at 6.30pm.  The preacher will be Mr Howard Petch CBE and there will be a collection in aid of Farming Community Network. There will be light refreshments available in College Hall after the service.

Event Date: 7 October 2018

The Glamping Show at Stoneleigh Park

20 – 22 September 2018

Stoneleigh Park

Come and discover the world of luxury outdoor living at this 3-day show at Stoneleigh Park.   There are trade stands and seminars to help your learn from experts about using land to diversify into new income streams.

Find out more and register your attendance using this link.

Website: Open Website
Event Date: 20 September 2018

Broadleaved woodland at Middle Spernal

Thursday 4 October 2018

2.00pm – 4.15pm

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Alcester, B49 6JG

by kind permission of the Heart of England Forest

The 2,900 acre Spernal Estate has 2,000 acres of woodland creation, 550 acres of mature woodland and 350 of farmland.  Our walk, led by Heart of England Forest Head Forester Stephen Coffey, will take us through 300 acres of new native broadleaved woodland creation.  From Middle Spernal we shall go to Windmill Hill with a view down to Coughton Court and some of the wider woodland creation before we step into Windmill Hill wood to see mature oak woodland and small leaved lime coppice.  From there, we will go down to the lakes created 10 years ago before returning to Middle Spernal via the Forest School area in Wild Wood.

Upon returning to Middle Spernal at 3.45pm there will be refreshments served.  There is also an opportunity to visit the shop at Purity Brewery which is situated straight opposite our meeting point.  The shop closes at 5.00pm.

Please book your place with Jane Hampson.


Contact: Jane Hampson
Telephone: 07780 159291
Email Address:
Website: Open Website
Event Date: 4 October 2018

Woodcraft Day – WkWT

11 November 2018

Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Coventry
10.00am -3.00pm

Try your hand at pyrography, wire trees and more natural art.

To book your free place please use the link below.

Website: Open Website
Event Date: 8 November 2018

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Registered office: 23 West Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9SA

Hub Chairman

Henry Lucas

Rural Hub Co-Ordinator

Jane Hampson

Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC Directors

Henry Lucas (Hub Chairman)
Graham Collier (Hub Deputy Chairman)
Paul Rice
Carrie Robbins
James Walton

Hub Steering Group Members

Luke Ryder, NFU
Mark Dickin, Ellacotts Accountants
Susan Lewis, S2M Marketing
Tom Newbery, Highfield Farm
Mark Meadows, Tithe Farm
Alexandra Robinson, Wright Hassall LLP
Bob Slater, Slater Farm Management Services
Chris Tallis, Tallis Amos Group
Jef Tuyn, Agricultural Consultant
Matt Willmott, King's Seeds
John Slee, Abbey Farm


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