March 2010

Image for press release
(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Limited places are still available to the conference hosted by Maldon District Council, in partnership with Writtle College, to discuss ‘Rural Business Development in the Maldon District’.

The conference will be held on Wednesday 17 March 2010 at Writtle College, between 9.45am and 2.45pm.

Welcoming and introducing proceedings will be Principal of Writtle College, Professor David Butcher. Other speakers at the conference include; Julie West, Chief Executive, Taste of Anglia;

Jackie Longman, Conservation Officer, Maldon District Council; Sergi Jarques, East of England Tourism; Jean Turnball, Business Link East; Caroline Cavill, Natural England.

Following lunch, the two afternoon sessions will offer delegates the opportunity to select one of two workshops:

Session 1

Workshop 1 Farm Diversification

David Sillett, Rural Development Manager, East of England Development Agency, or

Workshop 2 Local Food and Produce

Jenny Ruth, Food Management Co-ordinator, Writtle College

Session 2

Workshop 3 Tourism

Jo Stewart, Group Sales Manager, Five Lakes Hotel, or

Workshop 4 Environmental Schemes

Mark Iley, Biodiversity Co-ordinator, Essex Biodiversity Project

To book, please contact Lauren Harris, Rural Co-ordinator at Maldon District Council – or call 01621 875715.