Join us for the second of the CLA Women’s Network ‘Leadership Series’ events, entitled, Yes We Can! This event will see CLA Vice President, Victoria Vyvyan, talking to women entrepreneurs about running a rural business and the highs and lows of doing so.
Amy Eggleston is a dairy farmer and rural marketing specialist from Leicestershire. Amy returned from city life to join the family farming business in 2018. Alongside looking after 530 dairy cows with her father and brother, she also runs her own marketing business helping agricultural businesses promote themselves.
Amy showcases her business and farm activities online, using her Instagram account @thedairydaughter with 14,000 followers.
Bre Carrington-Sykes runs Pentre Mawr Country House and Wedding Venue https://www.unusualweddingvenueswales.com/. She has been in the hotel trade since 1989.
Irish origin, she was brought up on a mixed dairy farm and with
her husband, returned to his ancestral home in 2008, right in the middle of the
recession. They applied for planning permission to put up 6 African safari lodges.
Planning and building the business during the recession was difficult and having lost their main customer base of
the early retired, they decided that Pentre was an ideal wedding venue. By 2019
they were doing 40 odd weddings a year, all 2 nights, all exclusive use and
were closing for the winter. However, Covid hit hard, with only two small
weddings last year, but they’re
looking forward to a bright future once the restrictions are lifted.
Rebecca Jones has had a varied career beginning in the Racing Office of Juddmonte Farms in Newmarket, progressing through to the Press Office for the Minister of Agriculture (Wales) to PR Manager for Arriva Trains Wales and Business Development Manager in Oman.
She now lives at Shrawardine Castle Farm with her husband Stewart, where they have beef and arable enterprises alongside an increasingly diverse portfolio of self-catering accommodation.
Rebecca also has a millinery studio and showroom on the farm creating bespoke headpieces for wedding guests and race meetings including Royal Ascot. www.rebeccajoneshats.com
An audience Q&A will
follow their conversation when you can come on to the screen and pose your questions to Amy, Bre and Rebecca in person.
The event will be run as a Zoom meeting and is free to attend. To register,
please click the link below.
After registering via your MyCLA account, you
will receive a confirmation email. A further email will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the event taking place with the Zoom link to join the event. At the time of the event, click on the link and it will take you in to the meeting.
Please ensure your microphone and video are off unless you are asking a question to the panel.