Moira Hart – Wexford Lavender Farm
Moira Hart is the soul and heart of Wexford’s Lavender Farm set in the heart of the beautiful Wexford countryside. A peaceful place to relax, slow down and enjoy the great outdoors. The business is a small family run business centred around lavender farming the company also farm their own lavender organically and are a member of the Organic Trust Ltd. Moira Hart has worked as a PA at senior level for 20 years from where she gained her invaluable experience about the world of business and also developed various skills such as communication, organisation and administration.
The inspiration for opening her own business came when she visited Lavender Farms in places such as France and England. The Somerset Lavender Farm and Welsh Lavender Farm really made her realise her passion for being in that field of business. After the visits to other lavender farms and the desire to start her own business Moira researched many aspects of growing lavender farms and spoke to Wexford Local Development for support in setting up the business and the feasibility study to further enhance the business in all departments.
Moira has been in a successful business for a number of years and business itself still sees growth to this day and she believes that the secret to her growth is plenty of hard work, keeping and honest and open relationship with the team, the continuous investment and most importantly being flexible to change.
Moira’s main priorities when it comes to her business is that trying to balance the times which she devotes to the family and her company in order to insure that her farm continues to grow on a large scale size, and plant more and give Wexford lavender farm the recognition of being the first lavender farm which is her vision for the future.
Moira believes that if you have passion to set up your own business and you want that business to succeed its important to be organised, self motivated, good communication skills and most importantly have support from family and friends. She also suggests that you do plenty of preliminary searches, attend networking events to gain exposure and enrol in training course to advance your existing skill set and learn new potential skills that will play great in the success of your business.