French Tourism Expert
About Adeline Lenoir
Adeline Lenoir is and independent French glamping advisor who will help you tap into the french customer base.t
How to attract French tourists
The United Kingdom has an opportunity to meet a significant portion of the French demand for countryside tourism over the next few years. Experienced french tourism consultant Adeline will show you how to attract French customers.
Rural Tourism Advisor
About Andrew Keeling
Andrew Keeling is a leading expert in the field of rural tourist accommodation development in the UK who specialises in working with local authorities, National Park authorities, and destination management organisations .t
Trends In Rural Tourism
Andrew will examine all the latest trends and help you consider where you and your Glamping Business fit in to them
Site automation systems specialists
About Andrew Norris and Leona Mills
Andrew Norris is the founder of CampManager, a one stop shop for managing Caravan Parks and Campsites covering Park Management, Booking Management, Online Booking and Channel Management. Leona is the company brand and marketing strategist.t
Overlooking task automation is losing you valuable time and money
Automating daily operations and streamlining processes can be surprisingly easy and can reap major benefits- saving time, effort and money!
Rural Planning Expert
About Barry Davies
Barry Davies BSc(Agric), MRICS chartered surveyor Davies & Co., specialises in strategic farm to rural development projects throughout the UK.t
Securing Planning Permission for Glamping
Cutting through the Red Tape to Secure Planning Permission to maximise Business Development.
Glamping Marketing Professional
About Bella Given
Bella runs one day courses on how to set up and run a Glamping business, and Marketing course for Glamping owners. She also provides consultancy to Glamping businesses internationally, helping sites as far afield as USA and Australia.
Finalist for 2017 VisitEngland Excellence in Tourism Award for Best Glamping Provider in the Country.
Marketing for Glamping Owners
Bella cuts through the marketing jargon to help it all make sense.
A Guest’s Perspective
Over 5000 people stay at Longlands and nearly all of them have shared their thoughts on what makes a holiday great – find out what Bella’s 7 key points are.
The Joy of Hindsight – lessons learned 6 years in
The joy of hindsight: what I had wished I had known sooner! Don’t miss the chance to learn some lessons […]
Owner and Panel Guest Speaker
About Bryony Hancock
Bryony, the creator of ‘StarBed Hideaways’, is joining Kate Morel’s expert panel this year. She is the owner of a luxury Shepherd Hut experience in Devon which has been featured in the Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Times, Metro and Evening Standard.t
About Carwyn Lloyd Jones
The Centre For Alternative Technology is an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability.t
Franchise Business Expert
About Charles Gulland
With over 600 of his wooden Wigwams in commercial use, Charles Gulland discusses franchise business opportunity for land owners and demonstrates how his unique and proven business model has helped farm businesses and land owners diversify and maximise revenue.t
Franchise Business Success – The Power of Wigwam®
Charles will talk about the success of the Wigwams’ franchise business opportunity for land owners and how his proven business model formula works.
Social Media Professional
About Chris Pike
Chris is a social media expert who will tell you the ‘Hows, Whys, Do’s and Don’ts’ of marketing your site and building a social network on-line.t
The tools and insights you need to make Social Media work
Leave with the insights and tools you need to conquer Social Media, whatever the size and stage of your business.
Employment Law Barrister
About Christopher Head
It’s not easy being a boss and getting the law on your side, but Christopher can provide the tools to help you tackle any problems that arise.t
The secret to creating a flexible seasonal workforce
Christopher is an employment law specialist and will talk about getting the right balance with your staff, be it friends, family and freelancers or students, interns, zero hours and casual workers. Delegates will be able to access a FREE copy of his guide.
New Data Protection Laws Threatens Huge Fines For Small Companies
New data protection regulations set to become law in 2018 will affect EVERY company. Find out what this means for your company, plus delegates will be able to access a FREE copy of his Top Tips on Making Data Protection Work for You.
Hospitality & Glamping PR Specialist
About Claire Bolden McGill
Claire from Niche Brands is a PR and communications expert for Glamping and has a background in hospitality PR. She is Emma Warren’s guest speaker.t
Marketing Expert & Business Coach
About Claire Boyles
Claire was the Social Media Expert for Business 2012 – the UK’s largest business show with Richard Branson, James Caan and Lord Sugar as keynote speakers.t
Add Amazing Activities for your Glamping Guests & See your bookings soar!
How to turn your Glamping site into a destination holiday, jammed packed with experiences – without spending a penny!
How to make Trip Advisor work for your business, and what to do when it all goes wrong!
Claire will explain how to make Trip Advisor really work hard for your business.
Water Treatment Expert
About Colin Day
Colin Day has over 28 years’ experience in the water analysis market – with a degree in Biology and as Vice President of ISPE (Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers), Colin is more than qualified to talk on all good practices in water testing for all types of spas and hot tubs.t
Hot tubs improve occupancy by up to 25% – but you need to know the new H&S regulations.
Learn all about the business benefits of having a spa tub on your site and the water treatment regulations required under new legislation.
Website & online systems developer
About Dawn Bee
Dawn has extensive experience in the development, implementation and support of technical websites and online business systems.t
The Roadmap to Online Booking
Dawn will discuss the steps involved in implementing successful online booking systems and cover some of the options available for secure online payment.
About Dr Charles Trotman
Charles is responsible for all rural economic issues affecting the CLA’s membershipt
Grants and funding in the countryside: pre- and post-Brexit
Thursday & Friday: This seminar will provide an overview of the present arrangements for EU grants
Award Winning Owner
About Emma Warren
Winner of the Good Web Guide Positive Living Award in 2016t
Promoting Your Glamping Business
Important things to consider to ensure that you have the best chance of engaging with the RIGHT audience when marketing your business.
Guide Book Publisher & Social Media Manager
About James Warner Smith
James has overseen the publication of Cool Camping’s three most recent guidebooks, working closely with the national press, television and radio.t
Common Pitfalls: Avoid Learning the Hard Way
James from Cool Camping sees hundreds of different Glamping Business marketing – learn from other people’s mistakes.
Making the Most of Social Media
While glamping businesses often join social media to increase their brand awareness, converting this into bookings doesn’t always come easily. Find out how!
Sustainable Tourism Advisor
About Jon Proctor
Jon has worked in the field of sustainable tourism and energy advice for over 25 years and is a co-founder and CEO of the World’s most credible Green Tourism Certification Programme.t
Green Glamping – A Green Tourism Guide
For many visitors how ‘green’ a Glamping site is rated is just as important as other factors. Jon has key advice for minimising your footprint and examples of best practice for going ‘green’.
Cool Camping Website and Guide Book Founder
About Jonathan Knight
As the founder and editor of the award-winning Cool Camping guidebook series and website, Jonathan has visited and reviewed hundreds of glamping sites across the UK and Europe.t
Cool Camping founder and industry expert Jonathan Knight outlines the key trends in a quickly evolving glamping sector.
Marketing for Maximum Occupancy
In this session, industry expert Jonathan Knight will offer insights into the must-have marketing activity for glamping owners, showing you where to focus your efforts to make a genuine difference to your occupancy levels.
Alternative Technology Lecturer
About Jyoti Tyler
Jyoti Tyler has worked within the Short Courses team at the Centre for Alternative Technology for 2 years. She is a teacher by profession and a lifelong environmentalist.t
What is a Composting Toilet?
Learn how compost toilets use little or no water, are not connected to expensive sewage systems, cause no environmental damage and produce a valuable resource for gardening!
Glamping Advisor, Designer & Workshop Coach
About Kate Morel
Kate is an independent glamping consultant and designer with a wealth of experience and contacts. A flair for creating ‘unique selling points’ and keen business sense add to her valuable expertise, which she applies to each glamping project she is involved in.t
Top and Tail you visit with Kate Morel Courses at The Glamping Show
Not a free seminar, but a course with The Glamping Guru to top and tail your day at the show and make sure you get the most from your visit.
Stand Out From The Crowd and Profit By Design
Explore innovative ideas around design and diversity, providing inspiration to create your own style and have a unique selling point.
Panel Session Hosted By Kate Morel – Q&A’s with the Glamping Experts
You won’t want to miss this! An interactive, informative (and hopefully entertaining!) Q&A session with a hand picked panel, all having direct experience in the glamping industry.
$m Question : What Can You Actually Earn From a Glampsite?
With examples of real costs, and best / worst case scenarios this seminar will give you the financial low-down.
Glamping Event Site Owner
About Katrina Boydon
Previously a head of web content and media operations in Silicon Valley, in 2014, she moved back to Britain changed her life to set up a yurt glamping site with her husband and four children.t
Barnutopia : How we went from a Glamping Site to a Wedding Venue
The barn at Katrina’s yurt site was full of junk with broken windows and a leaky roof. But when someone asked if they could hire it for a wedding the spark was ignited and, for better or for worse, Katrina and her family decided to set up as a wedding and event venue.
Trade Association Director
About Kurt Janson
Kurt Janson is Director of Tourism Alliance, an umbrella trade association for the tourism and hospitality sector that comprises over 50 industry associations that together represent almost 200,000 businesses of all sizes throughout the UK.t
Legislation and Regulation for Accommodation Providers
Join Kurt Janson, author of The Pink Book – Legislation for Tourism Accommodation for a interactive session that highlights your rights and responsibilities as an accommodation provider.
About Louise Speke
Louise has overall responsibility for tax law and policy at CLA. Qualified as a solicitor, Louise has over 13 years’ experience as the Tax Policy Adviser at the Law Societyt
Tax implications when considering new business opportunities
This seminar will provide an overview of the tax issues you should consider, covering income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and VAT.
About Marie Stacey
Marie is a Senior Planner at Pegasus Group as is a guest on Kate Morel’s seminar ‘Q and As With The Glamping Experts’t
About Mark Riches
Mark’s experience in rural matters is wide-ranging and will enable him to advise CLA members on a wide variety of issues including business development and diversification.t
Top 10 things to consider when diversifying
This is a short introductory talk for those who are considering setting up a diversified business and is aimed to help with preparation and planning of a new enterprise.
Holiday Trends Analyst and Safari Tent Supplier
About Mark Scott
Clear Sky Company Director Mark Scott has over 20 years experience in the Holiday industry, specialising in systems, customer trends and data analysis for the UK Caravan Parks and Camping sector.t
How to Get into Glamping
We’ll take you through everything you need to know about setting up a glamping business from planning permission and where to locate your safari tents to marketing and setting up a website.
About Max McMurdo, TV Presenter and Upcycling Expert
Max is a designer and TV presenter, his credits include ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’, ‘Fill Your House For Free’ and Channel 4’s summer hit ‘Shed of the Year’. He has just started filming a new series for ITV1 called ‘£10k Holiday Home’ which he will co-present with Julia Bradbury. He has written his first book ‘Upcycling’ which was published in September 2016 and his new book ‘Upcycling Outdoors’ will be out next year.t
Up-Cycled Design and How to Make the Most of Your Small Spaces
Max is currently filming an ITV show on affordable holiday homes, don’t miss him talking about all things storage, multipurpose and general good design practice.
Finance and Leasing Professional
About Neil Baxendale
Neil is a Director of GT Event Equipment Finance and has extensive experience in the asset finance and leasing in the event & hospitality sector.t
Equipment Finance – Which Type is Right For You?
This seminar will discuss Equipment Finance to acquire New Tents to Yurts and the ancillary required for your operation. An explanation will be given of the types of finance available their benefits and differences.
Tourism Videographer and Photographer
About Neil Warren
Neil has spent a career focussed on working to make tourism have a better impact, from one-to-one business advice to working on regional and national initiatives.t
A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words – Making the Most of Video
Video is now a key tool in promoting your business. But how can you make it work best for you on what is likely to be a limited budget?
Structure Sales and Leasing Expert
About Nick Feeney
With a history and good understanding of business and making the most out of your money, Nick continues to apply the same principles of investing into ONS Glamping, helping his clients make the right decisions when choosing the right accommodation for their site and budget.t
Just do it: When is the right time to turn research into reality?
In any business it’s difficult to know when the research is done and the time to make a decision and take action is here. Nick presents sound advice on how to grow personally and create a strong and successful Glamping Business.
Renewable Energy Expert
About Nick Welch
Nick specialises in renewable technologies that can provide holistic, energy reduction solutions to a broad range of domestic and commercial clients – including off-grid solutions.t
Renewable Technologies – how to avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits
Nick Welch returns to talk about renewable energy for Glamping Sites and will also be in our meet the experts zone on Friday afternoon.
Luxury Site Owner & Property Developer
About Nicole Laframboise
A guest on Kate Morel’s Experts Panel, Nicole is the owner of Elements Luxury Tented Camp and Nature Spa in Canada.t
Live Design Demonstrations
About Nikkita Palmer
Design graduate Nikkita runs her own design company who, build commissioned furniture and provide a personal design service dealing with everything from branding to visual identity and refurbishments.t
Design Demonstrations – All Day Saturday
See live demonstrations on furniture building, transformations and styling based around key design trends that are sure to set your Glamping site above the rest.
Start up and Development Plans
About Phil Sharlott
Phil will endeavor to condense his 20 years of industry knowledge into these 9 key areas that he will cover. This will be an overview of all the questions you need to be asking yourself as you set out on your ownership journey.t
Developing and Managing a Glamping Site
Phil will endeavor to condense his 20 years of industry knowledge into these 9 key areas that he will cover. This will be an overview of all the questions you need to be asking yourself as you set out on your ownership journey.
About Richard Goodwin
As well advising on aspects of diversification, Richard Goodwin advises CLA members on a range of issues including HS2, agricultural tenancies and licences, NVZ regulations and planning & diversification.t
Planning issues to consider when thinking about a new venture
A wide-ranging but straightforward guide through the planning maze.
Multi Site Owner and Consultant
About Rob Farrow
Owner, advisory and columnist, coming from a family leisure business dating back 50 years, Rob’s knowledge and advice, is at the industry’s cutting edge.t
How to Start a GLAMping Site – for existing campsites and new sites
Can an existing site can meet the challenges of being a glamorous camping experience? What is expected by this new market? How do you approach a new site from scratch? Consultant and business owner Rob has the answers!
About Sacha Macey
Sacha took over Yurts for Life in 2014. Introducing the yurt maintenance packages has transformed the business and increased the longevity of the Yurts for Life Yurt.t
All About Yurts! – A Master Class
If you are considering yurts for your site this seminar is a must. Don’t miss out on essential design, siting and maintenance insight.
About Sarah Orchard
Over the last 10 years Sarah has been working exclusively with small business owners, helping them confidently find the right marketing approach that gets results to ensure sustained business growth.t
Turning a hobby into a ‘must -do’ reason to visit your glamping business
Sarah will explore with you how other glamping businesses have successfully used hobbies and interests as a theme or focus for their glamping venture, ensuring they stand out from the crowd!
How to delight your customers and make your glamping business even better!
Want to take your established glamping business to the next level? This seminar is ideal for glamping businesses that are already trading and have mastered the marketing basics.
Glamping Business Consultant & Author
About Sarah Riley
Sarah is a consultant, trainer and independent Glamping industry expert. She is also the founder of the internationally acclaimed ‘Ultimate Glamping Business Guide’, helping new businesses launch their ideas quickly to jump ahead of the competition.t
Simple steps to increase your glamping business income and secure future success
Want to boost your bookings while spending less on adverts? Make sure you attend this seminar and collect your show special.
Glamping Agency Director
About Simon Tregoning
Simon Tregoning is a part of his family business, Classic Cottages (which has a portfolio of over 850 properties!). Four years ago he launched the Classic Glamping division and has already built up a substantial collection of gamping venues.t
Digital marketing on a shoestring budget
Across our group of companies, our websites attract over 4 million views per annum for over 1800 properties but the core learning is the same even if you only have one property to fill. Simon will share our insights into optimising your website for Google and for real people,
Which structure should you go for – Safari tent, shepherd’s hut, yurt, Airstream?
Come and learn from our experience of helping owners through their glamping journey from green field to thriving small business.
Quality in Tourism Assessor
About Stephanie Currie
QIT will examine industry standards and discuss bench-marking for The Glamping Industry.t
Delivering Standards to meet your Customers expectations
Stephanie Currie, one of Quality In Tourism’s most experienced assessors, will explore the balance between customer requirements and star rating standards and how that is put into practice by accommodation owners.
Glamping Site Insurance Specialist
About Stephen Bennett
With over ten years experience Stephen is an expert in insurance for site owners.t
Glamping Through the Eyes of an Insurer
A discussion about the differences between a caravan and glamping pod, and a tent and a yurt, and what you can do to reduce your business risks.
Alternative Accommodation Agency Founder
About Tim Rees
Quality Unearthed is an alternative accommodation agency representing unusual places to stay throughout the UK. Started in 2011 by founder Tim Rees, it is based on bringing people into beautiful buildings in beautiful locations and allowing the time to connect to nature and themselves.t
Forward to Nature – Using Technology to Boost Glamping Site Performance
This seminar will be a ‘one stop shop’ for an overview of how technology can boost the performance of your Glamping business.
About Tom Beeley
Tom provides impartial advice to CLA members on all forms of renewable energy.t
Grants and funding in the countryside: pre- and post-Brexit
Saturday : This seminar will provide an overview of the present arrangements for EU grants in the rural economy
Outdoor Holiday Agency MD
About Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon is Managing Director of Sawday’s Canopy & Stars. One of the UK’s leading glamping and outdoor holiday accommodation providers.t
Glamping 2020: Key trends and insights
Key trends and insights for new or existing owners looking to create a special experience
Panel Session Hosted By Tom Dixon – How To Optimise Your Experience and Grow Your Business
Panel discussion: learn essential insights from Canopy & Stars, its super-owners and a super-guest, on how to optimise your experience and grow your business too.
Waste Management Expert
About Wayne Clark
With a lifetime of experience in the management of waste systems, Wayne has a wealth of knowledge to share on this practical but very important topic.t
‘Team Septic’ have the Solution to your Pollution!
Are you confused between using Septic Tanks, Cess Pits, Sewerage Treatment Systems or Pump Stations? ‘Team Septic’ have the low down and are here to help.