Free Online Taster Session: Wednesday May 19th, 1.00pm

    On Wednesday 19th May at 1.00pm, The Landscape Institute will be once again inviting Firestarter Academy to provide an in-depth online taster session for their range of exclusively discounted training courses. These courses have been developed in partnership with The Landscape Institute and are designed to help Landscape Institute members to win more business, create the necessary building blocks for growth and build winning teams.

    When originally launching this key initiative in 2020 as part of her vision to support small businesses better with a strong and supportive Landscape Institute, new president Jane Findlay said:

    “Running a business requires skills that we either intuitively have, or learn through experience. We all face similar challenges and often need help to get through them. This is why I have asked the Landscape Institute to establish a Business Support Programme for our members.”

    Practical training content relevant to the Landscape sector

    During the online taster session, Firestarter Academy Managing Director, Chris O’Riordan will provide attendees with an overview of the three courses we have created for Landscape Institute members, designed to address the common challenges that landscape industry professionals face every day. The courses are:

    1. Better Business Development – view the course

    Becoming better at selling and win more business by learning the fundamental skills needed to short-cut your route to improved performance

    1. Practical Business Planning – view the course

    Creating the necessary building blocks for growth by gripping your strategic thinking and turning it into a meaningful plan that you can execute

    1. Building a Winning Team – view the course

    Learning the key skills and processes needed to recruit, train and manage high performing teams that will consistently deliver results.

    Book your place on the free taster session here.


    Positive Feedback

    To date, a large number of Landscape Institute members have already attended one or more of the Firestarter Academy courses and feedback from delegates has been overwhelmingly positive, with all saying the content was relevant to their business and 100% saying they would recommend it to others. Everyone was asked what the biggest takeaway was for them from the session, with answers including:

    “Learning how to use pain points to understand what clients are interested to buy from our services and use it to the advantage of the business and differentiation.”

    “I need to find time to focus on this!”

    To put things into context, Jane explained how she had benefited in her own practice,

    “At Fira, we recognised that we had a number of challenges, including an over-reliance on certain sectors and certainly an over-reliance on me. Firestarter helped us to develop our senior team, grow our business, make it more resilient and now that is paying dividends, which is so important at this time.

    I really want to see our sector thrive and to take advantage of the new opportunities in front of us. I want us to be professional and well organised.”

    Discounted Pricing

    The courses available from Firestarter Academy are exclusively available to Landscape Institute members at the discounted rate of £595.00 (+VAT) per course. There is also an early bird discount scheme in place with an additional 15% discount for all courses booked at least 3 weeks before the official start date. The first courses start on May 26th (Practical Business Planning), so act quickly to secure your place at the early bird prices on the courses coming up soon.

    In addition, Firestarter are offering additional discounts and pricing offers including:

    • A special ’26 and Under Bursary’ to support the development of younger people in the Landscape Industry, at 40% off the standard Landscape Institute base rate for all courses.
    • A 10% volume discount for additional delegates from the same organisation booking places within 12 months

    You can view all the current dates and register at the Firestarter website here.



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