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CLA North: President's Breakfast Great Yorkshire Show, 11th July

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CLA members and their guests are invited to a breakfast on day one of the Great Yorkshire Show in the CLA Marquee Stand No 194, supported by Savills and Saffery Champness.

Breakfast of a bacon, sausage or egg roll will be served from 8am.

Land Use Bingo? What does the future hold?

Existing and future land use can’t afford to be a random process.  Expert speakers at the CLA President’s breakfast will give their brief take on the considerations for optimising future land use in the context of diversified revenue streams whilst also offering societal and environmental benefits. How should landowners prioritise land use to balance these range of competing, and often conflicting options? What are the challenges, risks and rewards?


Mark Tufnell, CLA President 
Mark trained as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse, and owns and manages a traditional estate in the Cotswolds. The farm is mainly arable incorporating key conservation measures for wildlife and enhancing biodiversity. It is part of the Jordans Farm Partnership and a member of LEAF Marque. In addition, there are a number of residential properties and commercial lets.

Mark has been actively involved in the CLA for over 20 years at branch and regional level, then chairing the Business and Rural Economy committee, Agriculture & Land Use committee and latterly the Taxation committee.

Hannah Turner Director at Savills York  
Having graduated from The Royal Agricultural College in 2007 Hannah went on to complete a Postgraduate Degree at Harper Adams University College graduating in 2009. Hannah has an experienced background in Rural General Practice Surveying. Having worked for Savills since 2016 Hannah has a range of expertise including complex asset management and providing strategic land and property advice to a range of clients.

 Hannah provides professional estate management advice and is the key contact in the northern region for Savills natural capital strategy.

David Bussey, Director in the Land and Rural Group, Saffery Champness
David is based in their Harrogate Office.  His client portfolio includes significant landed estates, farming businesses, private trusts and wealthy individuals, property owners, and family-owned businesses across Yorkshire and the North East.  David has built up a wealth of experience advising clients in the rural sector on all accounting and taxation matters affecting them including structuring, capital tax planning and succession, as well as general commercial advice.  His approach is to provide bespoke solutions for clients tailored to their circumstances based on clear, practical advice. 

David qualified as a chartered accountant in 2003 and as a trust and estates practitioner in 2010. He is a member of the firm’s Estates Discussion Group and various other internal forums including property, VAT, valuations and trusts, so he is able to pass on up to date relevant sector insights to his clients.

Please note that registering your attendance at this CLA event does not offer free entry to the Great Yorkshire Show.  All attendees will need to purchase show tickets in advance here in order to gain entrance to the show. The tickets are day specific and will not be for sale at the door. CLA farmer members can purchase discounted tickets for the show. More information on this can be found here.

Delegate names and business names (where appropriate) will be shared with the sponsors in advance of this event. No other information will be shared.

Members and guests requiring assistance to register, or for further information, contact Rachael Clayton by telephoning 01748 90 7070.


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Event Details

Tuesday 11 July 2023
8:00AM - 9:30AM
CLA Stand at Yorkshire Show, Yorkshire Showground , HG2 8NZ
Free of charge (but booking is essential)