Workshop by Design Landscapes Australia, Hong Kong & China
Thank you to all the Members and Sponsorship Partners for attending the first ever, LNA Behind the Scenes Workshop. We are celebrating this step in the Associations journey and are grateful for the support that you have given us over the years to get us to this stage. We were delighted to see more than 30 LNA Contractor Member Companies represented and to introduce attending new members Rivers Edge Turf and Good Wood.
And Oh boy, didn't Mike Platt & his Team live up to his company's moto "Leading by Example" and generously hosting this first of its kind workshop.
We were treated to an overview of Design Landscapes and the company's evolution. Food and refreshments were plentiful, and served by a team of very capable first and third year apprentices to kick start what was to be an authentic demonstration of a Member's willingness to openly share details of his commercial landscaping operation.
The workshop provided an open forum for discussion and included a Q & A segment. This insight and inside knowledge will no doubt place members in good steed, allowing each and every one to takeaway something to adopt in their own businesses.
Mike himself emphasised the importance of entering projects into the LNA Awards. It was in fact upon winning an award in 2000 that Design Landscapes took a dramatic turn and evolved into an internationally acclaimed landscape construction company allowing them to tap into multiple overseas markets.
Members were then broken into groups and rotated around 4 project stations that included:
The Pod Playground
Towards the close of the workshop, Members came together again for Mike's final presentation, which covered off on a range of specialised themed surface finishes and products that are being developed and applied in response to meeting the diverse demands of his Disney client.
A big thank you to Mike Platt and his team at Design Landscapes for a sensational night enjoyed by all who attended.
"That was an excellent function that provided value and inspiration to all attendees. I was very impressed by Michael and his team and it was a quality evening that reflected well on the LNA and all involved. 2 good events to start 2015."
Peter Knox, Alpine Nurseries (LNA Gold Sponsor)
Unable to attend? - In the coming weeks you can log into the members only section of the website, to gain access to the footage captured together with copies of each presentation from the 'Behind the Scenes' workshop.
If any Member is interested in hosting a future LNA Member "Behind the Scenes" Workshop we welcome your expression of interest please click here and we will be in contact with you shortly