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Looking Back & Moving Forward The Future for NFAN

Looking Back & Moving ForwardThe Future for NFAN


A lot has happened at The NFAN in the last year

And as a Member organisation, we wanted to share a few moments outlining what weve done and our plans for the next 12 months.2Volunteers make up Committee

3Supported by retained consultancies...

Surveys and your feedback in 2012 fed into the plans for 2013

In 2012 we surveyed members to find out what was important to you.And in 2013, we have started to implement it.5

Surveys and your feedback in 2012 fed into the plans for 2013

You told us....Why you belong to NFANHow NFAN could improve In 2012 we surveyed members to find out what was important to you.And in 2013, we have started to implement it.6You told us:Meeting and sharing ideas from other farm attractions was a key benefit of Membership

In 2013, we held more events:The Annual Conference2 Open DaysA new 2 day Roadshow2 Educational Workshops

Over 500 Members attended our events in 2013.In 2013, more Members used our advice email service.

8You 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% discountRegency 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 NFANHave started to formalise processesAnd 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 2014Adding a new video is just the startWe are adding a Members only ForumWe are building up the Resources sectionWe 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 AwardNew Lifetime Achiever Award

Award Entry Packs are available today

And you have a robust event schedule...- 19th March - How Much? Workshop

Millets Farm Centre, AbingdonComparing 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 Day8th May Godstone, Surrey


Roadshow takes us to South WestTuesday 17th Wednesday 18th June4 attractions, 2 days

Especially for business ownersSeptember Workshop Tough at the Top

Venue TBC Focus on common issuesAdvice from experts and round table discussionsEarly bookers will influence topics selected

Finishing year on a high6th November Marsh Farm Open Day

Includes preview of their Christmas WonderlandA must do xmas eventIn 2013, welcomed 30,000 for xmas alone

The organisation is growingBut 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 well do the rest.This is an organisation run for our benefit so please keep helping us make it a success

Thank you for listening.Have you any questions?