Business of the Month July 2019 Mowbray Park Farmstay

Mowbray Park is an historic property and working farm that dates back to 1822. It has been offering Farmstays for over 40 years.

Activities on the farm include archery, sheep shearing, boomerang throwing, cattle feeding and horse and pony rides. There’s also an outdoor pool, hiking trails and a kids’ club that arranges treasure hunts.

Managing Director, Blair Briggs has been operating the farm for over 13 years and during that time has offered work placement opportunities to students in years 11 and 12 who are studying Primary Industries as part of their HSC.

Blair says “We like to give back to the community and expose the students to rural life. The Primary Industries students work alongside our farmers, assist guests to hand feed the animals, fence and undertake general repairs.”

Blair has a message for businesses that aren’t a part of the work placement program “I think they should be open-minded to it. We need a workforce for the future so it’s a good opportunity to teach students a work ethic and how rewarding it can be to work in a positive team environment. It’s a win/win as we have hired students as casual workers in the past.”

Blair Briggs, Managing Director with Elise Smith, Office Manager

MWLP CEO Dr David M Williams appreciates the commitment from companies like Mowbray Park FarmStay. He says “Blair and his team offer a unique type of work placement that the students thoroughly enjoy and it’s great to see him supporting our local schools.”

Business of the Month winners are promoted on our website, Facebook and LinkedIn.  Their article is published in our monthly e-newsletter which is distributed to hundreds of stakeholders.

Winners also receive a gift voucher valued at $100.

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

Students require work placement in other areas such as Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electrotechnology, Entertainment, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Metal & Engineering, Retail and Tourism.

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

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