some say we find ourselves in challenging times. Some say there is a difficult road ahead and depending on the sector of the market you are involved in this may well be the case.
Rather than burying your head the ALCI wishes to bring these matters to the fore. The event is open to everyone [ie not just ALCI members] and costs a mere tenner [a bargain considering tea and coffee is included].
It’s Tuesday, it’s a half day and it’s expected to be a full house. Details and contact details are below. Get your 10 bob in now!!
Seminar – Managing Growth in a Challenging Economy
Speakers: Mark Fielding – ISME
Alan Tracey – Business Advisor
Charles Funke – Landscape Architect
Where: Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co Kildare
Date: 25th November 2008
within obvious changing environment the decline within the construction industry could only play an obvious and primary role in causing a downturn in sales for the landscaping industry. But those who will really weather the storm are the landscape contracors of Ireland, who have alternate factors outside of our new governments policies to consider.
With one of the wettest summers on record in Irelands history, Spokeperson for The Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland [ALCI] Peter Donegan MI Hort, today spoke optimistically of the future that lay ahead for its members.
‘We have had more than just a changing economy to deal with this year. We have had one of the worst summers in the history of this country and this alone is probably the greatest single factor to knock our members, if at all. But one must remember that grass, plants and trees still grow and whilst that alone ensures our economy can only slow down so much, the trouble is, this year it has made it difficult to complete or start projects and also to look after them.’
The Director of Donegan Landscaping also went on to note that ‘We are aware that the construction industry has had a downturn and that a sector of our members may have been heavily dependent upon this as a source of turnover, that said we are also aware that there is also a possibilty of one almost talking ourselves into a constant low economically. One must remember that if the weather of this year is the same through 2009, it will not be the stock markets that bring over 100 companies to their knees.’
The ALCI represents almost 200 companies of both trade and landscaping and has been in existance for over 30 years. Wednesday 25th November 2008 [2-5pm]will see their seminar – Managing Growth in a Challenging Economy – take place at The Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Speakers will include Mark Fielding – ISME, Alan Tracey – Business Advisor and Charles Funke – Landscape Architect.
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or Peter Donegan tel: 00353-1-8078712 or email info[at]doneganlandscaping[dot]com