Business of the month – March 2018 Tim’s Garden Centre

Tim’s Garden Centre has been established in Campbelltown for some 30 years and specialises in selling products, gardening advice and giving back to the community.

Owner/Manager, Tim Pickles, has been offering Year 11 and 12 students, who are studying Primary Industries as part of their Higher School Certificate, weekly work placements in his Garden Centre. In fact, he has offered one placement each week for the last three years. An outstanding contribution!

Tim says “I like to help the community. I might even find a good student to offer a job to. I make friends, meet their families and they even become my customers. They even keep me young.”

Tim also has a message for businesses that aren’t, as yet, a part of the MWLP Linking Youth program.

“Give it a go. Be compassionate and kind. Help them and help yourself. Introduce them to your business and connect with young people. You might find new employees like we have in the past,” adds Tim.

To find out how your business can become involved in hosting HSC students for week-long work placements, please phone Peter Miller at MWLP on + 61 4625 1863 or email

Winners of our Business of the Month will be promoted on our website for the entire month. This includes an article on your organisation, why you take students, a photo and a podcast!

A full dedicated podcast episode devoted to what you do, why you do it and where you are. This podcast is shared via iTunes, social media and through our email marketing. It’s also promoted throughout our website and online presence (Facebook and LinkedIn).

You can share this yourself on your social media and ‘tag’ us. This will increase your exposure to our audiences too. Your customers will be excited to hear what you do and you can easily refer them to the podcast whenever you want to showcase yourselves.

To listen to Tim’s hilarious but heartfelt podcast please click the following:

For iPhone users, please use iTunes:

For Andriod users, please use Soundcloud:


Thanks to our wonderful sponsor, winners will also receive a lavish weekend high-tea at Swissotel Sydney.

Students also require work placement in other areas such as Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electro-technology, Entertainment, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism.

It’s a great way to showcase your business and it’s free.

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