CLA Rural Business Uncovered
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17 episodes

Welcome to the CLA’s first ever Podcast series – Rural Business Uncovered.

In this series we will review in detail the key issues facing landowners and rural businesses today. Season two will be available from Friday 9 April 2021.

The Country Land & Business Association are dedicated to protecting and defending the rights of landowners and rural businesses. The Rural Powerhouse is a CLA campaign designed to unleash the potential of the rural economy. It aims to close the rural productivity gap, adding £43bn per year while transforming the lives of millions of people who live and work in the countryside.

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Tap into the staycation trend
2021 Apr 1544m 21s
In this episode we explore how rural businesses can tap into the staycation trend.
The Good Business Charter
2021 Apr 0839m 9s
To kick start season two, we delve into a concept that is increasingly coming to the fore in business - responsible capitalism, which encourages you to promote your good business practices.
Access: Do you know your responsibilities?
2021 Feb 1939m 4s
In this episode, Sophie Dwerryhouse, CLA National Access Adviser, gives insight into the management responsibilities of farmers and landowners where rights of way are concerned, and explains why the CLA are campaigning for the Countryside Code to be taught in schools.
The Wedding Industry: How to survive and thrive
2021 Feb 1245m 10s
In this week’s episode, CLA member Emily McVeigh of the Kenton Hall Estate in Suffolk shares with us how the pandemic has affected her wedding venue business, and the importance of a government roadmap to re-opening this forgotten industry.
Farm diversification: Fen Farm Dairy, Suffolk
2021 Feb 0538m 1s
This week we are joined by CLA member Jonny Crickmore, a third generation dairy farmer and owner of Fen Farm Dairy in Suffolk who shares with us his diversification story. Jonny and his wife Dulcie saw an opportunity and started producing a specialist cheese. Identifying a gap in the market, Britain's first brie was launched in 2013: Baron Bigod.
Rural Homes: How do they fit with the green agenda?
2021 Jan 2941m 1s
This episode focuses on the challenge of decarbonising rural homes.
Natural Climate Change Solutions: Peatlands
2021 Jan 2229m 46s
In this podcast you will discover how important the UK’s peatland is for climate change, biodiversity, water quality and more.
Soil Matters
2021 Jan 0835m 58s
This week’s podcast will explore why soils are so important for the climate, environment and food production. Karen Fisher, a Farming Adviser at the Soil Association tells us about what they mean for climate change goals and how healthy soils can also help adapt to climate change and tackle the biodiversity crisis.
The Future of Food
2021 Jan 0132m 34s
We’ve had vegan sausage rolls, Meat Free Mondays, impossible burgers… the list goes on. But while there’s been a polarising focus on meat eating vs veganism, we might be missing the wider point – that good quality meat and dairy produced to high environmental and animal welfare standards can and should exist in a healthy, balanced diet. But are we currently eat too much?