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Open Air Business January 2017

The UK's outdoor hospitality business magazine for function venues, glamping businesses and outdoor event organisers

INSIDE Contents ISSUE #6

INSIDE Contents ISSUE #6 | January 2017 UP FRONT 6 News 9 Industry Talk – Succession planning and how to get it right 12 Show Review – Farm Business Innovation Show FUNCTION VENUES 14 Bawdon Lodge Farm – an award winning wedding venue 18 Light up the Sky – expert advice on fireworks 22 Winter Functions – hints and tips from suppliers 26 Lighting – creating mood and magic with Isabel Smith ACCOMMODATION 32 Camp Katur – a broad range of accommodation nestled in woodlands 36 Site Security – finding the right balance for your glampsite 40 On Safari – a comprehensive look at safari tents 46 Asset Financing – alternative financing for items to grow your business EVENTS 50 Food Events – how to get them right with lessons from NCASS 54 Small Events – their appeal and how they can get support 56 Marquee Hire – choosing a reputable marquee supplier 60 Marquees – a selection to hire or buy 44 Industry Legend – Charles Gulland of WigWam Holidays 62 Spotlight 64 Classifieds 66 Periwinkle ✁ CONTINUE RECEIVING OPEN AIR BUSINESS FOR FREE Receive OPEN AIR BUSINESS for FREE (published 9 times a year). Fill in the form below and return it to: COFFEE SHOP MEDIA, THE HOUSE ON THE HILL, FRIEZLEY LANE, CRANBROOK, KENT, TN17 2LL or subscribe online at: www.openairbusiness.com/subscribe-free Do you wish to receive FREE printed copies of OPEN AIR BUSINESS? YES NO (if not, please state why) Do you wish to receive the OPEN AIR BUSINESS E-NEWS? YES NO (if not, please state why) Your details Ms/Miss/Mrs/Mr Surname Company Website Address First Name 1) What best describes your business? 2) Which sector(s) do you operate / are you interested in? Outdoor Accommodation, Outdoor Events, Outdoor Functions, OTHER (please specify) 3) What best describes your job role? 4) Are you involved in the purchase of products and/or services? Email Phone Number Postcode 5) Open Air is independently audited by the ABC. Please answer the following question for auditing purposes. What make of car do you drive? (you can put ‘Don’t drive’ etc.)

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