Launching in Spring 2021, a new Leaders Forum aims to provide Welsh horticulture businesses with a range of commercial skills to help capitalise on opportunities for growth and to future proof the industry.

Eligible business will learn from industry leaders and specialist trainers through a series of facilitated panel sessions and bite sized masterclasses, with opportunities for participants to gain access to 121 leadership coaching from experienced mentors.

Designed for owners, senior managers and aspiring managers from ambitious horticulture businesses in Wales. The Horticulture Leaders Forum will be delivered online to fit around the busy schedules of participants.

Facilitated online forums will run for 1 hour and provide a platform to discuss current challenges and opportunities with industry leaders, themes include:

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Innovation

FORUM 1 - Expert Panel Debate, Thursday 20th May 2021

Bite sized Masterclasses with specialist trainers will run online for 1 hour and include:

  • Business development
  • Packaging and processing
  • Supply chain management
  • Succession planning

MASTERCLASS 1 - Business Development, Monday 24th June 2021

MASTERCLASS 2 - Sustainable Business, Thursday 26th August 2021

FORUM 2 - Expert Panel Debate, Tuesday 7th September 2021

121 leadership coaching with experienced mentors will be offered to participants on an ad hoc basis, subject to availability, following their attendance at each forum and masterclass.

Dates are currently being finalised and businesses are encouraged to check their eligibility and register their interest now, by completing the 2-minute survey that can be accessed here!