Surveys and your feedback in 2012 fed into the plans for 2013 • You told us.... • Why you belong to NFAN • How NFAN could improve
You told us: Meeting and sharing ideas from other farm attractions was a key benefit of Membership In 2013, we held more events: • The Annual Conference • 2 Open Days • A new 2 day Roadshow • 2 Educational Workshops Over 500 Members attended our events in 2013.
You told us:: You wanted independent judges for the awards In 2013, 5 out of 7 categories had external judges.
You told us: You needed to keep your costs as low as possible. In 2013... • Sponsors obtained for all events • No subscription increase in 2013 • No increase in event attendance fees
We also managed to look at other ways to save you money... In 2013... • Booker have given Members a 5% discount • Regency Purchasing have waived all fees.
You told us:: You wanted a new NFAN website The new website was launched in October 2013
You told us:: Trade Members wanted more of a say Two trade Members now sit on the Committee
You told us: You wanted longevity for NFAN In 2013, we have • Created a business plan for NFAN • Have started to formalise processes • And for 2014 are introducing a Vice-Chair
You told us: You wanted help with the Code of Practice In 2013, we ran 4 FREE workshops for you. Jointly created with the HSE.
We have also created a COP video... Which we can show for the very first time today...
The website is going to get even better in 2014 Adding a new video is just the start • We are adding a Members only Forum • We are building up the Resources section • We are improving the online booking And we are reviewing how we can help Members promote job vacancies better
We are also refreshing the awards... Two brand new categories New Innovation Award New Lifetime Achiever Award Award Entry Packs are available today
And you have a robust event schedule... - 19th March - How Much? Workshop Millets Farm Centre, Abingdon • Comparing costs for prices you pay. • From utilities and consumables to staff. With thanks to Regency Purchasing for co-ordinating this workshop
An excellent venue for 1st Open Day 8th May – Godstone, Surrey .
Roadshow takes us to South West Tuesday 17th – Wednesday 18th June 4 attractions, 2 days
Especially for business owners September Workshop – Tough at the Top Venue TBC • Focus on common issues • Advice from experts and round table discussions • Early bookers will influence topics selected
Finishing year on a high 6th November – Marsh Farm Open Day • Includes preview of their Christmas Wonderland • A ‘must do’ xmas event • In 2013,welcomed 30,000 for xmas alone
The organisation is growing But with even more Members, we could have more income ...to do even more. Do you know a trade supplier? Do you know any farm attractions? Or anyone thinking of starting a farm attraction? Simply give us their details and we’ll do the rest.
This is an organisation run for our benefit so please keep helping us make it a success