National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

23 January 2015

16 Young Farmers have taken a big step into the world of business, thanks to funding from Defra.

NFYFC teamed up with NatWest to deliver a free business start up training session at Whitbreads Barn in Chelmsford. The aim of the course was to provide members the opportunity to get free impartial support for their business to get them heading in the right direction.  

The pilot scheme was delivered by Natwest business relationship managers Mark Thomas and Peter Howe. NatWest has been supporting UK Agriculture for over 200 years and its team of over 120 specialist managers have completed a comprehensive accreditation programme to further assist and support farming businesses in both prosperous and more challenging times.

On the whole, the feedback from the course was extremely positive. All 16 delegates rated the training as either 'Good' or 'Excellent', and commented positively, saying:

"Very educational evening."

"The interaction was good. Great workshops."

"Very good event, good size group, interesting and useful." 

Following the success of this training, NFYFC will be holding this course again on 23rd March in Matlock. The training is ideal for any Young Farmer who has recently started their own business or is looking to get their business idea off the ground.

For further information, or to look at other training opportunities for NFYFC members, please visit the NFYFC Courses page. 


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