New Online Assessment Tool to Support Welsh Horticulture Businesses


The Tyfu Cymru programme has launched an Online Business Review, which is a unique tool to help commercial horticulture businesses assess their business and identify areas where they can potentially benefit from 100% funded commercial horticulture training.

Online assessments are available for Welsh horticulture businesses that are interested in improving productivity and performance through the development and identification of training needs. This online Business Review tool helps horticulture businesses to define their objectives by taking time out of their busy day to analyse the direction of their business for the next five years.

By considering all aspect of their business, including day-to-day operations, marketing, sales strategy and approaches to new markets, businesses are able to gain an understanding of what areas are performing well, and highlight areas where Tyfu Cymru can provide support.

The tool is quick and straightforward, with no technical knowledge required, each business that completes the review receives a bespoke report, highlighting the needs of their business. The diagnostic tool analyses the following key areas:

  • Management & Leadership
  • Marketing & e-Commerce
  • Sales
  • Technical Expertise
  • Financial Management
  • Organisation and People

Sarah Gould, Tyfu Cymru Project Manager says

“We are excited to be able to launch the Online Business Review, which will support the sector in Wales to analyse the future direction of their business, as well as providing valuable insights in to the areas of their business which are performing well, and areas where they may benefit from additional support. We understand that time is precious, and so the review should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete, and no technical knowledge is required.”

The tool is It is free and simple to use, simply visit:

Tyfu Cymru supports commercial growers and horticulture businesses based in Wales,  prepare for and capitalise on new market opportunities through training and development for the horticulture sector. Led by Lantra, the programme has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.