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Exceptional Line Up of Speakers for Seminar on CAP Reform and Energy Farming

GSC Grays are hosting a seminar on 8th December 2011, which offers a rare opportunity for farmers and landowners in the region to get the latest update on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Reform combined with a comprehensive insight into the available options for the renewable energy sector and the financing of associated projects, from an exceptional line-up of key national and regional speakers, all highly qualified in their particular field.

Jeremy Moody, secretary and adviser to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) will present an update of the CAP Reform post-2014.  Jeremy has been involved in high-level discussions with government and European officials on reform of the CAP and his assessment will cover the direction he believes the reform will take, the pitfalls farmers should be aware of and the areas of their business they are best advised to monitor closely.

Head of Renewables and Director at GSC Grays, Calum Gillhespy, will cover anaerobic digestion and photovoltaics to convert solar energy.  Calum and his team of renewable energy specialists are at the forefront in offering independent expert advice on renewable energy and providing assessments and solutions to property owners and developers.

Bill Richmond, Director of Farmwind, will be discussing Feed in Tariff (FIT) wind turbines.  Bill has operated as a consultant to BT, British Sugar, WRG and Bernard Matthews on renewable energy matters and has been involved in the development of 14 wind farm projects in the UK and Europe for companies and landowners.

Allan Wilkinson is Head of Agriculture with HSBC Bank plc, the dedicated farming division of HSBC Bank plc and responsible for the Bank’s farming customers in the UK.  Allan took up the rol some 18 months ago and is only the sixth Head of Agriculture in the 45 years the team has been in existence.  Allan will be sharing his advice on financing renewables.

Please click here for an agenda and profile of the key speakers. 

Please note places are strictly limited and although the event is free, guests are asked to register beforehand by calling Karen Fallon on: 01748 829215

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