Thank you to all delegates, speakers and our partners Knight Frank for such a great event. The day's event was packed full of debate, opportunity and engaged conversation surrounding the important role of landowners in tackling climate change. You can view all speaker presentations below and a full review of the day will also be available in August's edition of Land & Business magazine. 




Dr Paul Thomas


Lord Deben

Dr Paul Thomas FRSA
Mycorrhizal Systems

Dr Thomas will be giving his views on the opportunities tree planting can play in combatting climate change.


Lord Deben
Chair, Climate Change Committee and Former Secretary of State for Defra

Lord Deben will be sharing his views and thoughts on the challenges and opportunities for landowners from climate change.

Nicola Spence

  Professor Nick Sotherton

Nicola Spence
Chief Plant Health Officer and Deputy Director for plant and bee health for Defra

Nicola Spence will discuss the impact of climate change on plant health. 


Professor Nick Sotherton
Director of Research, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

Professor Sotherton will be discussing the impact of climate change on habitats. 

 Christianne Glossop  

Christianne Glossop 
Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales 

Christianne Glossop will discuss the impact of climate change on animal health. 


Tom Heathcote, 

Knight Frank 

Tom will provide practical insights on what action you can take to ensure your business is climate change ready.

 Archie Ruggles-Brise  

Archie Ruggles-Brise

Spains Hall Estate, Essex

Spain’s Hall Estate has put together a natural flood management project for the local community, which has involved the use of beavers, who have not been present in Essex for 400 years.


Dr Rebecca Wheeler

Research Fellow, Centre for Rural Policy Research, University of Exeter 

Rebecca will provide an overview of current climate change trends and what the impacts could be for rural businesses.


 Andy Griffiths  Graham Ramsbottom

Andy Griffiths

Head of Value Chain Sustainability, Nestlé UK Ltd

Andy will set out Nestle’s approach to tackling climate change including how it impacts on their relationships with farmers and landowners.


 Graham Ramsbottom

Chief Executive, Wheatsheaf Group

Graham will discuss how climate change is impacting on investment decisions the Wheatsheaf Group is making



 Henry Cator  Chris Collins

Henry Cator

Water Resources East

Henry will share how WRE is working strategically with others to manage water wisely in the east of England


 Chris Collins 

Professional of Environmental Chemistry, University of Reading

Chris will be communicating the impact of climate change on soil and the lasting effects it could have



 Barry Gardiner  

Barry Gardiner

Shadow Climate Change Minister

Barry will set out the Labour Party’s views on climate change and the role of landowners in tackling it 







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