The NFU’s affinity roadshow is touring the West Midlands to save farmers money and ensure they get the most out of union services and discount deals.
A Volkswagen Amarok pick-up, complete with NFU affinity deal livery, took to the roads in September and will be at livestock markets and events right the way through to December.
Members will be able to speak with NFU staff about the discounts available, potentially saving them thousands of pounds; farmers can also enter a prize draw to win a dash-cam - this will be drawn at the end of the tour.
The roadshow will be at Shropshire and Herefordshire livestock marts and at events like the English Winter Fair, in Staffordshire.
Nigel Pearson, NFU Midlands membership manager, said: “An affinity roadshow on this scale has not been done before and the team will be out and about speaking with members and letting them know what’s available.
“Alongside the NFU’s lobbying and campaigning work, and access to the union’s professional, knowledgeable staff, there are some really fantastic exclusive member benefits and discounts for farmer and grower members.
"We need to be flying the flag for these NFU member services and discounts as they save farm businesses money and give members access to other benefits, providing guidance and cutting their costs on fees, for example.”
Mr Pearson urged members to come and meet the team to find out more if they spotted the roadshow. Those who miss it at market can speak with their group secretary, county adviser or NFU CallFirst to find out more about NFU affinity deals and business services.
WEST MIDLANDS ROADSHOW DATES: 22 October, Shrewsbury Livestock Market; 23 October, Market Drayton Livestock Market; 24 October, Bishop's Castle Livestock Market; 29 October, Bridgnorth Livestock Market; 30 October, Oswestry Livestock Market; 4 November, Ross on Wye Livestock Market; 5 November, Bridgnorth Livestock Market; 7 November, Kington Livestock Market; 16 and 17 November, English Winter Fair, Staffordshire County Showground; 19 November, Leek Livestock Market; 26 November, Bridgnorth Livestock Market; 3 December, Bridgnorth Livestock Market;
The roadshow toured Warwickshire and Worcestershire in September and was well received at the Forest of Arden Show, Stratford, Rugby and Worcester Livestock Markets, among others.
NFU MEMBER DISCOUNTS: New Vehicles/ATVs, 4x4 and Agricultural Tyres, Gearmate Load Bed, BUPA, KRAMP Agri-Parts, Datatag/Tracker, Dickies Workwear, SHB Machinery Hire
NFU MEMBER SERVICES: NFU CallFirst, NFU Legal Assistance Scheme, NFU Business Guides, NFU Contract Checking Service, NFU Employment Service, NFU Energy Service, NFU Tenants Service, NFU Tax Service, NFU Ratings Service
Plus the NFU Mutual’s Union Advantage.
For further details on NFU affinity discounts and deals please see the membership section of the website or contact your group secretary or NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458.