President’s Message – September issue

Working together!

Fortunately for some States it is business as usual or as close to that as could be expected during this time. However with the Stage 4 COVID19 restrictions coming into force in Melbourne during August, many businesses were at a loss as to how they would manage. Fortunately we were able to gather information to assist Victorian members with how to deal with it. Thanks to Elaine she jumped on this quickly and spent hours on the phone and wading through information. In fact I received the following emails of thanks:-

“Just a note to express my personal Thanks to Elaine Tunn at IPA. Upon hearing about our uncertainties with regards to work in Melbourne under Stage 4 COVID 19 restrictions, she proactively dealt at considerable length with the Victorian Industry Coordination Centre to clarify our position as an industry. This action literally saved my business and 5 other Melbourne based Interiorplantscaping businesses, who collectively wish Elaine to be recognized for these efforts. It’s great to see that in very trying times our industry association has played such a positive role in supporting its Melbourne members and helping to set a precedent for all plantscapers nationally.” Cameron Iddles | Corporate Plants – Victoria

 “Elaine has been such a great support and has definitely gone over and above to help members, particularly those in Victoria during Stage 4.  I’m proud and grateful to be a member.  Thanks so much to all at IPA, particularly you Elaine you do an amazing job” Lisa Jones | Eco Green Office Plants – Victoria

 What more can I say except a big thank you to Elaine and also thank you to the members for taking the time to express their thanks?

I would also personally like to welcome our newest members and wish them success in their businesses:

  • Mick O’Brien – Profound Horticultural, Bribie Island Qld
  • Gary McGregor –  PlanterGarden, Victoria
  • Teena Willcox – TAFE NSW

Stay safe everyone!

Karen Smith

IPA 2020 – President

(M) 0425 349 137


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