Park Lane Nursery keeps on growing
The 2017/2018 financial year saw Park Lane Nursery exceed $1 million in sales, the first time in the business’s 27-year history. We also welcomed four new supported employees to our team and was again nominated at the Wangaratta Business awards for Agriculture Business of the Year.
Introducing supported employee, Mal Craig
No one can accuse Mal Craig of having a quiet life!
Meet Kris Smith: bringing first-hand experience to Merriwa
Kris Smith has recently been employed as an Assistant Disability Support Officer in Merriwa’s Contract Packaging division.
2018 Year in Review
As we enter a new year, it's always good to reflect on the year prior.
Amy Collins is the Continuous Improvement Officer at Merriwa and has worked across the many divisions of Merriwa over her 8 years at the organisation.
She started at Merriwa as a casual working in Contract Packaging, but has been given the opportunity to progress and over this time has gained a wealth of experience in roles including Logistics Coordinator and Supervisor in Contract Packaging and Processing (CPP), then moving to the Timber Division in Administration, Production ...
Park Lane Nursery: A Great Work Environment
Kath Kelly has worked at Park Lane Nursery for over 14 years and the enjoyment she gets from working at the nursery and the people she works with is evident when you talk with her.
Kath says “The people you work with are awesome, we work really well together and have a great team environment”.
Kath has worked in a variety of roles at the nursery and has built a diverse range of skills making her such ...
Hidden Talents at Merriwa
Paul started his employment at Merriwa three years ago when he took a tour of the facilities at Timbers, Packaging and Park Lane Nursery, and decided he would like to begin work in the Packaging Division on Greta Road.
He has worked multiple roles within Packaging and achieved a lot in a short period of time with the capability to work across any of the lines on the production floor.
Paul says “I started doing mailouts, then ...
Celebrating Excellence at the 2018 Merriwa Awards
Merriwa’s Annual Awards night celebrates and recognises those at Merriwa who have excelled in their work through recent achievements, as nominated by their peers. The Awards also recognise employee years of service and dedication to their jobs.
The Awards night had 260 guests attend including employees, families, carers and special guests. The guest speaker was Kurt Fearnley, Australian Paralympic Gold Medallist who captivated the ...
Merriwa CEO Message
Prosperity, “we are prosperous and successful in the provision of our products and services and having a positive work environment”. One of the biggest challenges and key to any not for profit or social enterprise is its ability to remain financially sustainable. Put simply if you can’t pay the bills, you can no-longer provide the social purpose.
For many years Merriwa has taken the approach of being a social enterprise. What is a social enterprise you ...
Wodonga Development on Horizon for Merriwa
In alignment with their dream, purpose and values, Merriwa has announced their acquisition of a commercial site in Wodonga to cater for growth in their packaging business, which currently has one site located on Greta Road in Wangaratta.
The commercial site was pursued to cater for growth and trends in the market, which will meet the needs of Merriwa’s key customers, as well as providing employment opportunities in the Albury/Wodonga region.