About Us

About the Society

The South of England Agricultural Society (SEAS) is a registered charity that funds and supports agricultural education and countryside learning.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

“NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of Members of this Society will be held on Thursday 4 April 2019 at 2:30pm in The Norfolk Pavilion, The South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex.

By Order of The Board of Trustees”

Click on the links below for the AGM Agenda; Proxy Voting Form and New Nominations for Election to Council. The Annual Report and Financial Statement are at the bottom of this page.

Click on the link below to read the

Trustees Report & Financial Statement

AGM Agenda    Proxy Form 2019     Council Election 2019

What we do

Central to the Society’s remit is the provision of educational events, grants, awards, bursaries and scholarships for people with an interest or involvement in farming, agriculture and other related land based industries. All Society activities aim to celebrate, build awareness and develop understanding of the products that come from land based and allied industries, as well as the use and support of local suppliers.

You can support the charity’s ongoing work by making a donation.

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How we do it

The Society organises and hosts shows and events that promote farming, agriculture and the countryside, including its flagship event, the South of England Show, which takes place in June each year.

As well as delivering a wide range of educational events and services including conferences, seminars, school and college information days and competitions, the Society forges alliances with the European farming community through our International Farmlink scheme.

SEAS operates from the South of England Showground, a 150-acre site situated just outside Ardingly village in the heart of the West Sussex countryside.

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Our history

The Society was founded in 1967 from a consolidation of agricultural societies going back to the 1830’s and works across the six counties of Berkshire, East Sussex, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex.

“We are committed to fulfilling our primary purpose of raising funds that help us provide agricultural education and support countryside learning across the region”

Iain Nicol, CEO

 

Annual Report

Click on the link below to download the Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

Articles of Association

To view the Articles of Association please click the button below:

Download the Articles of Association PDF

If you would like to speak to one of our representatives contact us on

01444 892048

See the space for yourself

MAKE AN ENQUIRY

As a conference centre, the showground at Ardingly has always delivered a first class service. The venue is large and provides sufficient car-parking spaces. Being in the centre of Sussex - its easily accessible - no matter what direction you are coming from. The conference facilities are clean, spacious and elevated overlooking the grounds. The catering is exquisite and always served at the appropriate time. I would highly recommend this venue to those that run seminars, training days or management meetings.

Kieran Diamond
Money Matters Seminar

Our first impressive of the room (Ardingly Room, Norfolk Pavilion) when we walked in was impressive, it was beautifully laid out. The food was excellent and there was nothing that could have been improved upon.

Kathy Flood
Sussex County Bowls Luncheon and Prizegiving

We have had so much positive feedback, including “the venue was great” and “the refreshments were excellent”. We can’t thank you enough for all your support – it made all the difference and I know it will lead to many more local events. This was a great start to the scheme in a fantastic setting.

Liz Bennett
Mid Sussex South Community Voluntary Service

I just wanted to say very many thanks to all involved with organising and catering for Mother's funeral tea. From our perspective, from set up to close, it could not have been smoother and, given the circumstances, it was lovely to know that everything was in hand so that we had nothing to worry about. We cannot think of anything that could have been improved upon and it was exactly as we had hoped for. Our guests were comfortable and relaxed and they obviously enjoyed the food - some very favourable comments were made with recommendations to others along the lines of 'you must just try.

Judith Stanley
Funeral Tea

The hire of the Abergavenny barn, Stockman’s building and outdoor space at the South of England Showground provided an excellent venue for our recent charity fund raising day that included trading stalls, family fun activities, donkey rides, sports events and a music concert. The large car park facilities and flexible use of the buildings lent themselves perfectly to our requirements. The showground staff were most helpful and obliging and we wouldn’t hesitate to use the facilities again in the future.

David Henry
Kenley Fundraising Event

Events

South East Marts – Machinery Sale

Event start: 27/04/2019 7:00 am

We conduct ‘On-the-Farm Auction Sales’ of farm machinery, livestock equipment, rural bygones, agricultural collectibles and vintage tackle, as well as both livestock and dairy auctions throughout the South East of England.

South of England Wedding Fair 2019

Event start: 28/04/2019 11:00 am

The South of England Wedding Fayre is one of the best Wedding Fairs in Southern England!

Spring Live! 2019

Event start: 05/05/2019 9:00 am

This year’s Spring Live! will be held over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend and promises a jam-packed programme of interactive activities to keep everyone entertained.

Aces High Flyball Competition

Event start: 11/05/2019 7:00 am

Aces High Flyball Competition

Mid Sussex Auctions – Antique, General Household & Lost Property Auction

Event start: 24/05/2019 10:00 am

Antique, General Household & Lost Property Auction

Social

Make an Enquiry

At the South of England Event Centre, we have the space for your event to succeed. If you would like to know more about our event spaces or have a question about how we can help you make the most of your event, please contact us.

Tel: 01444 892048
Email: eventcentre@seas.org.uk

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