Rural Policy Group is the home of RED Talks - Rural Economic Development Talks. The world is in a state of flux and RED Talks will address the issues rural business owners, farmers and landowners are facing. RPG and its professional partners will explore the current issues facing rural businesses, seek interim solutions and look towards the future of the rural economy and rural policy to shore up rural now and for generations to come.
RED Talks are virtual debates held on Zoom and last approximately one hour. Information and advice from a panel of politicians, business people, professional advisors and policy wonks drawn from rural industries is followed by an open floor for attendees to ask questions or offer their own contribution to the topic. It's one third us; two thirds you.
The race to the bottom pricing we have experienced in food retail is not sustainable for farmers and food producers, and international trade deals opening up the UK to cheap imports will compounded the issue. Join us to discuss how business can thrive in a challenging climate, the importance of fair margins and how we educate people to value food - in partnership with Fourayes.Register now
Companies that build profitable relationships with the external world often define themselves through their environmental, social & governance focus - with Natalie Bennett, Green Party PeerView Talk
We take a look at how COVID-19 and Brexit impact the future of the £20bn rural tourism industry, the local communities which rely on visitors and how we engage with the natural environment.View Talk
Food & farming policy, obesity & food strategies, immigration, international trade deals...what is the future of the fruit business? - with Lord Krebs, Founding Chairman of the Food Standards AgencyView Talk
Pets ownership gives older people numerous health and wellbeing benefits, yet they are rarely considered in the care of elderly people. How can the pet industry help change this? In partnership with t...View Talk
Deepdive into medical & digital innovation, how nature & technology play complimentary roles in our health system, and how Brexit, tech & CV19 are reshaping access to care - with Steve McCabe MPView Talk
New models of CSR are emerging. We look at the many benefits of becoming a business with purpose - with Baroness Bowles of Berkhamstead.View Talk
New tech, the competitiveness of British food after Brexit, the workforce of tomorrow, the changing farming landscape, consumer education about food & govt support. With Neil Parish, MP & EFRA Chair.View Talk
Ecommerce, the future of the high street and omnichannel business models in the pet industry. A RED Special for Virtual Petindex with the Pet Industry Federation.View Talk
The importance of creating a culture of mental wellness, how to look after your mental health and the business benefits of employee wellbeing. With Sir Norman Lamb.View Talk
Cultural and logistical changes lead to questions around how to fix our broken food system - with Daniel Zeichner, MP and Shadow Defra Minister.View Talk
Health and employee wellbeing as a business strategy for economic success.View Talk
Government support and business strategies for survival.View Talk