Lincolnshire’s Women in Agriculture event back with a bang

Lincolnshire’s Women in Agriculture event back with a bang

Over 115 women from Lincolnshire’s Agriculture community attended this year’s annual Women in Agriculture (WIA) event which was held at the Lincolnshire Showground on 12 October.

The WIA was set-up back in 2019 with a hugely successful launch event. Covid-19 put a stop to the 2020 event but this year, the WIA annual lunch event returned in full force.

Nicola Hunt, Agriculture specialist and partner at Forrester Boyd said, “When we launched the WIA group back in 2019, we never expected the success that we had with over 100 women attending the inaugural event. We were thrilled to be able to host the annual event again this year and overwhelmed to see over 115 women in attendance.

“This event is an opportunity to not only showcase some of the many talented women working in this sector but to also allow those attending to share their experiences, establish relationships and listen to some really inspiring speakers.”

Six women standing by a white banner with Women in Agriculture (WIA)

Left to right: Amy Cowdell – Shakespeare Martineau, Romina Llorente – Savills, Lucie Muddiman – Savills, Rachel Green – Celebrity chef/farmer (compare), Nicola Hunt – Forrester Boyd, Sarah Duxbury – Lincolnshire Agricultural Society

Keynote speaker at this year’s lunch was adventurer Holly Budge, the founder of anti-poaching charity ‘How Many Elephants’.  Helen Clarke, who following the sudden death of her father in 2010, took over the management and the sale of her family’s 3,500 acre arable farm and Emily Norton, Head of Rural Research as Savills, were other topical speakers on the day.

The event was jointly sponsored and organised by chartered accountancy firm Forrester Boyd, real estate advisers Savills, law firm Shakespeare Martineau and the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.

Forrester Boyd has been supporting and providing specialist accountancy services to the agriculture sector for over 85 years. With 6 offices throughout Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire, Forrester Boyd has a team of advisers who not only specialise in serving the agriculture sector, but many have very close family connections in the sector.

Nicola said, “There has never been a more challenging time for farmers and land owners. Covid-19 and its wider impacts, the EU exit and climate change all add obstacles to a sector which is having to continually adapt and evolve.  We are therefore working closely with all our clients to ensure that they are fit for the future of farming today.”

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