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Young Directors Forum: In conversation

16 November 2016

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Date: 16th November 2016
Venue: Grant Thornton, 10th Floor Clarence West Building, 2 Clarence Street West, Belfast, BT2 7GP
Time: 8.00am - 9.30am
Members: Free of Charge

To finish off 2016’s Young Directors Forum programme Mark Simpson BBC will be interviewing Steven Thompson, The Landscape Centre about his successful growth in business.

Steven has been Managing Director at The Landscape Centre since 2004 when he took over the business which was operating as a high end Garden Centre with a small Commercial Landscaping Business with an annual turnover of circa £1.5m.

Steven has grown the company over the past 12 years, and implemented a number of core services throughout the business including Grounds Maintenance, Tree Surgery, Environmental Management and Winter Maintenance whilst still retaining a design and build facility for the more contemporary clients who want a turn key service.

The Landscape Centre has grown to become Northern Irelands largest Grounds Maintenance provider with an annual turnover in excess of £8.5m. The company has recently managed to break into the UK market with projects now starting on the ground in London whilst currently in the process of rebranding to ‘Out There’.

Join us to hear from our sponsor Willis Insurance & Risk Management and their latest hot topic, 'Insuring Company Growth'. From start-up companies to established SME’s; what happens when your business outgrows its current insurance programme and what risk management practices should be put in place.

This Young Directors’ Forum is exclusive to IoD members who are aged 43 and under and offers the opportunity to network with fellow young directors and hear from one of Northern Ireland’s success stories. If you are not a member of IoD or Young Director but are interested in attending, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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