Tyfu Cymru provides training support to the Welsh horticulture industry. The project can offer growers something tangible to build capacity with their businesses, from one to one technical advice and support from leading experts to training on business development, routes to market and facilitating networks for mutual benefit.
What is on offer?
To grow as a business, you need the right people, the right skills and the right knowledge.
If you are eligible you could be funded up to 100% for training courses and events. We provide access to high end CPD training to enable businesses to:
- Be more innovative and productive
- Focus on quality
- Improve profitability and increase turnover
- Become more sustainable
This service can be accessed through 1-2-1 Skills Assessments with an appointed business decision maker.
Training courses will be tailored to your business needs. We are flexible on how this training looks – a group event on a specific horticulture subject, one to one technical skills, business management for your horticulture business or maybe a course in how to maximise your business opportunities through digital marketing and social media. We can support you to build your business with the relevant training. Events will be advertised on our website or sign up to our mailing list to keep in touch.
TyfuCymru will focus on working with and supporting commercial horticulture businesses* in the edibles, non-edibles and ornamental sectors in Wales.
For eligibility businesses must demonstrate they are looking to engage with the project, must be willing to be included in measuring success and must provide relevant information to TyfuCymru throughout the duration of the project for reporting purposes.
*For the purposes of TyfuCymru, we have defined a commercial horticulture business as one which is registered as a sole trader, partnership or limited company, is active and generating turnover and be able to provide evidence of this.
We support all sizes of registered horticulture businesses, small to large scale, organic, non-organic or growing to organic principles. Our only criteria are that you must:
- Be a commercial horticulture business
- Be ready to fully engage with TyfuCymru
- Be based or growing in Wales*
What is not included are any community growers or community supported agriculture enterprises as they may access support through the Tyfu Fyny project.
*Businesses outside of Wales cannot be supported unless they have a registered horticulture business and are actively growing in Wales for that business. If you are registered in England we may ask for your holding number in Wales as proof of business activity.
If you meet the criteria, please contact us for further information.
Not a grower, but have something to offer?
We are always happy to collaborate, so if you run a business support programme, help businesses work smarter or are a horticulture consultant, trainer or specialist, we’d love to hear from you. Collaboration makes us stronger, so let’s talk.