Returning for its third year, The Beauty is in the Build seminar at FutureScape event 2015 saw a panel of three managing directors of landscaping companies discuss the industry, focusing particularly on the business side of construction.
Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson introduced the debate before inviting the audience to question the panellists, Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants, Norman Hambrook of Hambrooks Landscapes and Charles Benton of Benton Landscapes.
The panel shared a wealth of knowledge from a variety of perspectives. Mark started by summing up the state of the landscaping industry over the past year and talked about taking the right opportunities. Norman, having 45 years of experience, explained how he has diversified his business to keep up with the changing industry and his current business model. Both discussed the daily challenges they face and how they overcome them as well as what they would have done differently in hindsight.
Charles, the youngest on the panel, talked about his experience of setting up a business more recently. He discussed the importance of enthusiasm as well as the struggle to prove his ability to prospective clients due to his age.