Work With Us

Diversification and New Developments in the boutique and experiential sector require a clear evaluation of the business model and potential return on investment within the context of creative direction.

This requires a holistic approach, looking at all influencing factors such as budgets, constraints, assets and planning, to evaluate how to best develop the business. Devising subsequent business models and unique selling points are a particular field of speciality. 

We support developments for rural businesses such as: 

Green field sites, Hotels, Holiday Parks, Resorts, Country Houses, Estates, and Farming Businesses.

The following outlines how we could work together.

Every project is unique with different requirements, goals and constraints, so whilst there is a process to our support, every phone consultation and site survey is tailored to individual needs.

 

  • Desktop Consultation. If we haven’t met previously, we usually start with a telephone or video call to discuss your ideas and the project in question.
  • Site Survey. If you should then wish to explore the project potential in more detail, we would arrange for one of our Consultants to visit the site in question.
  • Flexible ongoing consultancy packages are available according to each project’s needs.

Desktop Consultation

 

Let’s have an initial talk through ideas, potential and apparent constraints, and establish if our support could assist the project.

    It’s helpful to have some background information on an existing business, or if a new development, the location and business model you may be considering.

    Initial desktop consultations are always with Kate, are free of charge, and usually take around 30-40 minutes.

     Site Visit & Survey

    To progress a project it’s essential to visit the business or proposed location. Every site appraisal is tailored to individual requirements, however they usually include some or all of the following:

    • For an existing business: Current performance review and how it might be improved: business development / cost savings / design make-over / review of business model / expansion.
    • For a new business: Exploration of the business model, USP, target demographics, potential structures (& costs) & facilities.
    • How unused outbuildings might be utilised within the scope of site development.
    • If possible, an indication of revenues and return on investment.

    Depending on the location, site visits are conducted by either Kate or one of our specialist business advisers, and charged at a reasonable set fee + travel expenses.

    Ongoing Support

    Ongoing, flexible support and project co-ordination are offered according to a project’s needs. This can be a short to long term package, or ad-hoc charged per hour. For new developments, where a project progresses through Morel & Co, a commensurate package of consultancy support is inclusive.

     

    Consultancy Support

    We also provide freelance consultancy support to other companies such as Estate and Land Agencies, and tourism organisations, please enquire for contract rates.

    As a matter of course, discretion is assured from the first point of contact. All conversations and correspondence are treated as private & confidential. 

    Feedback and Testimonials

    A great deal of experience which helped us a great deal when we were battling through planning permission wars during our early stages. We had our hearts set on a less than straightforward site and had various issues to combat over a period of 10 months. Kate’s advice was really helpful and practical and gave us incentive and encouragement to carry on working towards our dream site. We eventually did achieve planning permission and this meant we were able to buy our perfect home and business adjacent to each other. We have since worked flat out setting up the glamping and absolutely love our set up. Kate always was and is at the end of the phone if we need advice and help.

    Kate

    Meadow Glamping

    We thankfully stumbled across Kate in our search to find out more about starting a glamping business. After listening to our plans and ideas with what we felt could be hurdles to overcome, she has given us some very good advice and unlocked her address book of many valuable contacts to use, we feel this will help us to save time and money as we get out feet off the ground. She has a lot of creativity and is full of enthusiasm and we will be working with Kate in the future as we plan to develop and grow the business.

    Sarah & Danny, Cheshire, UK

    We thankfully stumbled across Kate in our search to find out more about starting a glamping business. After listening to our plans and ideas with what we felt could be hurdles to overcome, she has given us some very good advice and unlocked her address book of many valuable contacts to use, we feel this will help us to save time and money as we get out feet off the ground. She has a lot of creativity and is full of enthusiasm and we will be working with Kate in the future as we plan to develop and grow the business.

    Sarah & Danny, Cheshire, UK

    “Just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your helpful advice and positive input. We will definitely be following up on all the tips you have given us to increase our direct bookings, Your knowledge, creativity, enthusiasm, and practical approach were such a boost to us as we felt we had lost our motivation and direction, but you have put us back on the right path to make our business really work for us and be a success. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who wishes to improve their business, once again thank you.”

    Lynne

    Suffolk Glamping, UK

    It is rare to come across someone in business like Kate. She is warm, likeable and extremely knowledgeable. We contacted Kate to discuss our initial ideas for a new business that will offer blacksmith and crafting experiences. There was an immediate rapport between us, and from the go she gave us so many leads, insights, ideas, and contacts. The advise was encouraging but realistic.  You really believe she has a genuine interest in your business and she clearly loves what she does.  She’s a key part of our project, and we can’t recommend her enough.

    Dave & Ben, Sussex, UK

    In an industry that, in my opinion, tends to keep its focus too sharply on qualitative data it was great to have some much needed focus on the numbers in your session at The Glamping Show today – thank you!

    Swallowtail Hill Glamping

    Kate is a very enthusiastic professional consultant and my business wouldn’t be where it is now without her advice.

    Lesley

    Deerland Safari

    “We just wanted to pass on our thanks for the time you spent with us and the knowledge, advice and experience imparted. We found your visit hugely useful allowing us to start to drill down on the numbers and the type of structure we should be looking to build.”

    Mark & Carol, Wales, UK

    We hired Kate to help keep our glamping site fresh and inspiring. Her ideas and intelligent applications to our design have us excited for next spring’s launch.

    Nicole, Canada

    Elements Luxury Camp