Episode 93: Tom Oliver, Labour Operations Manager at Hortus

Posted by The Icehouse on Jul 12, 2022 2:50:36 PM

Episode 93 of The Icehouse podcast, hosted by Bryar Stewart, is is with Tom Oliver, Labour Operations Manager at Hortus and Icehouse Leadership Development Programme Alumni. Hortus deliver expectational services in labour, machinery and vineyard management in the viticulture and horticulture industry.


In this conversation we unpack;

  • Tom’s career journey and how he started at Hortus 12 years ago and hasn’t looked back
  • Tom’s evolving role, passions and ways he has upskilled
  • His honesty around learning to manage people and the importance of relationship management
  • Common myths about the viticulture and horticulture industry that he debunks
  • A deep dive into the importance of values and how they are practically outworked at Hortus
  • Advice for owners and leaders trying to embed authentic values into their businesses
  • His Leadership Development Programme experience at The Icehouse and his key takeaways
  • The future of Hortus and what excites him about it the most

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Topics: Leadership Development Programme, Blenheim

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