It has been quite a year! We sincerely hope that you and
yours are safe and well.
We at Simply the Best are looking to cautiously resume training as safely and securely as
possible for all concerned, and the covid crisis has allowed us to rethink and re-engineer
processes, and to make us think radically about our way forward, but we are still
committed to our name, wanting to deliver the best possible training to match our client’s
individual needs.
So – We Won’t Make a Drama out of a Crisis ………….

First- Course Prices.
We have kept our prices the same since 2015. This year in March we
were going to review all prices, had prepared costing spreadsheets,
produce a new ready Reckoner, but in July 2020 we have decided to
rip them up. Yes we have extra costs, yes we have increasing
overheads, but doesn’t everyone? We decided to turn it on its head,
for every negative, we were determined to find the positives, and so
have decided to do something new and radical.
As remote online training is not feasible
for courses such as chainsaws, tractors, etc, We now need
to run courses with smaller numbers, or even 1-1, because
of coronavirus and social distancing, but we can now turn
that to a positive, as we have a new flexibility process, We
won’t bore you with details, but less numbers for some
courses can mean shorter time. Also, because so many of
our Lantra courses have an element of H&S that is common to many machinery courses,
we can take the opportunity to “Bundle” courses when clients require several courses to
avoid repetition, maximising training time on practical parts. We also have a few tricks up
our sleeve, *ahem, in development for some of our traditional classroom courses.

So ……. Drum roll…….. here it is:-
The Simply PQ : Personalised Quote
Tell us what you want, for how many, and we will send a PQ.
In reality, it is a bespoke quote for 1-1, or for 2, or more- It is
like having a private course., we will endeavour to pack in
as much content in a shorter length of time at a reasonable
price. Having 1-1 or 2 on a course or a course bundle means that the course can run
quickly to your timetable as we are not waiting for places to be filled as we used to do
when running Open courses. You are then not mixing with “unknowns”. We think that COULD BE A WIN:WIN

We are coming out of Covid 19 hibernation- slowly and cautiously……..

Well what a year it has been ! The word that is over used but relevant is UNPRECEDENTED !

WE ARE RESUMING TRAINING ACTIVITIES with safety paramount, so generally smaller numbers on courses, social distancing , hand sanitiser etc. Take a look……


Late availability- understanding your accounts Lantra – discounted places

Understanding and using your accounts

on Wed 4TH MARCH

at the

Llanddewi Rhydderch Village Hall.

Llanddewi Rhydderch Monmouthshire NP7 9TR


The course will run from 9.30– approx. 3.3pm. There will be coffee and tea on arrival, and coffee and tea throughout the day. We will stop at about 12.30 for lunch, PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH.

All materials will be provided, it may be useful if you bring a recent set of accounts with you to refer to, but they will remain confidential to you, and not be looked at by anyone other than you during the session.


Happy New Year ! Welfare of Animals in Transit Course- Jan 13th.

Do you travel with animals over 65km? If you need to get your WAIT test done, we have spaces on Mon 13th Jan, at 3-5.30 pm.

Paper based test- Cattle sheep, horses, goats and pigs.

£110 plus vat per person, or £90 plus vat per person if 2 or more book.

call us on 01443 670267.


We HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE for safe use of pesticides with HANDHELD  sprayer on these dates here at STB.

If you are eligible for Farming Connect , YOU CAN APPLY FOR 40% FUNDING NOW, UNTIL NOV 1ST

If approved, you will hear by 24th Nov, and then be able to attend.

Ring for help with application 01443 670267

Improve your business-Farming Connect 80% funded.



full descriptions here


  Farming Connect Funded by 80%
FM1 Book keeping, VAT, and Making Tax Digital.
FM2 Understanding your Accounts and financial statements
FM3 Managing your Cash Flow
NEW Introduction to Agricultural Business Planning
NEW Planning your business for the future
NEW Planning a diversification or new enterprise.
Marketing your Business
Leading & Managing
Getting the Best out of your people
Managing casual and seasonal teams
Developing people to perform
Risk Management
Stress Management
Project Management
Agriculture Health and Safety- Preparing for Inspection

All courses are 1 day in length

Cost £225 on application form

Client pays £45 plus vat = £54



We intend holding these throughout Wales.

Builth Wells, Llanrwst, Bala, Ruthin, Corwen, Welshpool, Newtown, Machynlleth, Aberystwyth, Lampeter, Narberth, Swansea, Bridgend, Usk, Brecon, Llandeilo, Pwllheli, Carmarthen, Caernarfon, Cardigan, Tonypandy, Llanidloes, Cwmystwyth, Tregaron and more………………               01443 670267