Rural estates taking on the challenge of Covid-19

18 Jun 2020 12.00am

David Slack, MD of Yattendon Estates, joined Katie Delafield, Sam Coles, and John Coates to discuss the challenges he is facing during the current restrictions on public movements.

Jun 2020



Key discussion points

  • Rural enterprises have been hit with double whammy of low rainfall being detrimental to crops, and they can not exploit the benefits of those blue skies for their leisure and tourism enterprises due to Covid-19.

  • Government’s support schemes have been vital in supporting the rural retail, leisure and tourism industries through Covid-19. Further support is critical for the hospitality sector. 

  • There is likely to be a boom for UK tourism and leisure once lockdown ends, and businesses must be ready to go at that point.

  • Communication has been key in maintaining landlord and tenant relationships and securing rental income for clients. Working with, and keeping existing tenants will important for longer term gain. 


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John Coates

Partner, Private Estates

With an active interest in his family farm, John understands the value of creative thinking, sensible advice and reliable service.

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Katie Delafield

Partner, Private Estates

Katie showcases her expertise in strategic estate management and providing landlord and tenant advice to her diverse portfolio of clients. 

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Sam Coles

Partner, Rural

Sam’s expertise in managing and leading rural estates is helping some of Bidwells’ largest rural clients thrive and prosper.

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