Field 725 Campsite
Tucked away amongst the rolling Somerset hills and a stone’s throw from the fabulous small market town of Frome our secluded meadow campground is surrounded by lush peaceful countryside and picturesque villages, offering the perfect destination for an enjoyable family holiday or relaxing romantic break.
We believe in providing you with a close to nature experience that is relaxing, revitalising and above all lots of fun. This is the kind of place where you’re welcome to light a fire (in a fire dish); have a BBQ; play your (acoustic) guitar or whatever else takes your fancy.
The campsite has sometimes been described as being like a festival without the hecticness and loud music. We like that 🙂
Critchill Manor Estate
Situated in the beautiful Somerset countryside on the outskirts of the vibrant and funky Frome, Critchill Manor Estate is the perfect venue for a wedding or private event that’s unique and exciting. 186 acres of park and woodland create a stunning backdrop for any event.
Tucked away amongst the rolling Somerset hills and surrounded by lush, peaceful countryside sits the Critchill Manor Estate. Once the Frome Golf Club it can be found on the outskirts of this vibrant and funky town and has now been transformed into a picturesque and versatile event site. The perfect venue for weddings, corporate events and outdoor activity weekends for all the family.
At Critchill we are busy creating the coolest campsite in Somerset in partnership with the amazing Kula Tents. We’re also opening up the landscape for outdoor activities, from bushcraft to adventure sports and much more besides. Plans over the next 2 years include installation of a restaurant, meeting rooms, luxury cabins and much more.
Another World Productions Ltd
Another World Productions Ltd (AWP) is an award-winning event production company that I co-founded. Since its formation in 2013, we have managed a variety of projects and provided event services to a significant number of UK outdoor events. As well as our core business of event management, AWP also provides a venue-finding service, sustainability advice and consultancy and manages land-based projects such as glamping sites, outdoor event venues and activity centres.
Event Management clients in the previous 12 months have included:
- Transition Network (Project Management – Conference)
- Valley Fest (Licensing)
- St Pauls Carnival (Project Management)
- Hackney One Carnival (Project Management)
- Sunrise Festival (Project Management and Consultancy)
- Shindig Weekender (Licensing and Event Operations)
- Quest Festival (Project Management)
- Wilderness Festival (Event Operations and Control)
- Secret Garden Party (Event Operations and Control)
- Somersault Festival (Event Operations and Control)
- Trowbridge Council (Play Festival Creative Consultancy)
- Love Saves the Day (Event Control)
- Off-Grid Festival (Project Management)
In 2014, AWP won ‘Event Producers of the Year’ at the National Outdoor Event Association Awards.
The Permaculture Association is the national charity that supports members and the public with advice, support, information and training about the theory and practice of permaculture. I am engaged as National Events Coordinator to design and deliver an events programme that is innovative and entrepreneurial.
The aim is to reach new audiences, raise more funds and generally promote permaculture in new areas. There is a particular focus on the area of enterprise and economy.
Currently our major project is CTRLshift a groundbreaking major conference held in Wigan in 2018 and Stoke on Trent in 2019, co-organised by a group of social change organisations working at both grassroots and policy level.
Recent Roles and Consultancy
I was co-opted to the Board to assist in the business development of this important social enterprise support for Somerset. SCS do essential work in helping social enterprises prosper across the County, with projects including community energy groups, carsharing, Community Land Trusts, Credit Unions and even a proposed new Light Railway in West Somerset!
Community Juice Ltd is an innovative enabling developer supporting the growth of community-owned housing projects in the South West of England. I have provided some support and advice to this organisation, helping to locate suitable sites, find investment partners and develop the business model. Community Juice are currently in the process of developing their first site near Bristol.
Based on the One Planet Living Principles pioneered by Bioregional, One Planet Productions (OPP) is a multi-stakeholder cooperative set up in 2015. OPP is working in partnership with a new body, The Landstory Trust, to provide facilitation and funding for community-led development. This can include community housing, rural enterprise projects and much more. Its a new landscape-led way of communities embracing development in their locality and has just received funding for its first 6 month trial.
OPP will also co-produce One Planet events ranging from festivals to education camps to conferences with the aim of developing templates for applying these principles to event production and to promote them to a new wider audience. The organisation has been founded under the ‘Somerset Rules’ a unique, groundbreaking form of Co-op. I am a founding director.