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Head of agriculture to discuss resilience at farming seminar

Our head of agriculture, Mark Chatterton, is set to deliver practical guidance for farmers and landowners at Active Business Partnerships’ upcoming ‘Adapt, Survive and Thrive’ seminar in Lincolnshire this month.

The seminar is an opportunity for rural businesses to assess the farming industry changes afoot and plan strategically for the future.

The highly anticipated event, hosted by local agricultural consultancy, Active Business Partnerships, will take place from 8:30 – 10:00 at the Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground and includes a complimentary breakfast.

Speakers include:

  • Mark Chatterton, director and head of agriculture at Duncan & Toplis
  • James Lloyd, partner at Wilkin Chapman LLP
  • Farm business consultants from Active Business Partnerships

Hamish Bichan from Active Business Partnerships is clear that there is a need for practical guidance in uncertain times.

“The seminar will look at what the future holds for rural businesses.

“Critical issues covered will be the increasing need to farm for the environment and the many benefits associated with sustainable farming practices, a look at viable farm diversification options as well as an insight into what we know about the future.”

The seminar is taking place on Thursday 28th November and is free to attend. 

Reserve your space today by emailing Alex Olivant on or calling 01636 705817.

Would you like to attend one of our future events? Find out what we have coming up via our events page.

Mark Chatterton

Mark Chatterton is Head of Agriculture and a director at Duncan & Toplis. Mark comes from a farming family, has a degree in Agriculture and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. Using his first-hand experience and expertise in the sector, he advises over 150 family farming businesses in the East Midlands. His experience includes advising on all financial and taxation issues relating to agricultural businesses and assisting them with many ever-present challenges such as mitigating tax, succession planning and diversification. He is often involved with agricultural joint ventures and can advise on the financial aspect of renewable energy projects. Mark is also Treasurer of the Flintham and District Agricultural Society.

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