Have you a farm or rural business you want to diversify?
Do you need to find new revenue streams and don’t know where to start?
Do you have a brilliant idea for your business but need advice on moving forward?
Would you like access to the expertise of leading business executive Nick Hewer, perhaps best known as Lord Alan Sugar’s trusty deputy on ‘The Apprentice’ and whose family are originally from Northern Ireland?
Following on from the success of the first series, THE FARM FIXER and NICK HEWER are back. In series 1 Nick was challenged to advise and mentor a number of farmers as they diversified into a range of businesses including an 80-seat restaurant and farm shop, a goat meat and seaweed business, a microbrewery, a wedding venue, an organic farm with tearooms, a mobile petting farm and an equestrian and accommodation centre.
Once again BBC Northern Ireland is looking for participants for the second series, The Farm Fixer Series 2. We need farms or rural businesses that need to be developed to make the most of their assets.
Nick believes that the key to survival is DIVERSIFICATION. He wants to see farmers and rural businesses move into other areas of commerce and industry, making use of their buildings and land to create other revenue streams, boost profits and hopefully secure a long-term future.
As in the first series the process starts with Nick performing a complete farm/business health check. This includes a thorough inspection where Nick looks at how the business is performing by assessing cash flow, stock, production, management techniques, staff recruitment and time management.
He then devises a bespoke action plan with the help of a variety of experts. Nick will act as a mentor to each farm/business throughout the project. We film the series over an eight-month period whilst the changes are made.
Over the last 40 years Nick has worked with hundreds of small and medium companies and has the expertise that could help turn a struggling business around.
We are looking for farmers / rural businesses who would like the challenge of changing their business for the better. If you have new idea and are interested in taking part in the show or want more information please contact:
Farm Fixer Team
Sara Ní Chuireáin
7-12 St Helen’s Business Park
Co. Down, BT18 9HQ
Tel: 028 9042 7646