Rural Business Consultant/Managing Director  - Laurence Gould
Grant Funding Opportunities
About Keith Leddington-Hill
Keith Leddington-Hill is Managing Director of Laurence Gould Partnership, the leading rural business consultancy. Keith has worked with farmers and landowners for 35 years assisting them in developing their businesses. This has involved expansion of the farming operations, contract farming and diversifying into a myriad of farm based enterprises.
Keith is the Chairman of a £90 million grower group supplying UK supermarkets. He is director of two AD plants. He advises a range of businesses from wedding venues to office lets, holiday lodges, packhouses, vegetable breeding company, turf production, contracting and storage.
Many of these businesses have received grant aid under various European grant schemes, which has facilitated the start and/or expansion of the diversification. He is currently helping businesses apply for grant aid under Leader and the Growth Programme.
The seminar will give details on the grant aid available to diversification projects. It will provide examples of projects that have successfully secured grant aid in the past and examples of current applications.
There will be examples given of the business plans necessary to support these applications for both grant aid and bank lending.