Young Entrepreneur Award - December 2019 Quarter

HUGE congratulations to Josh Crisp who is the winner of the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneur of the Quarter award for October – December 2019.

 

At just 21 years old, Josh is the Owner of Crisp Landscapes and Maintenance. He offers a personalised service to revitalise your outdoor area including paving, reticulation, fencing, walls and gardening.

 

Josh established Crisp Landscapes over 2 years ago when the company he was working for shut down and Josh was made redundant. After some searching, it became clear that no one in his industry was hiring. Facing unemployment at a young age, Josh decided to take the plunge and set up his own company and Crisp Landscapes and Maintenance was born.

 

As a sole trader, Josh usually works alone. He covers the Perth metro area and beyond, including previous jobs in Mandurah and York, although his favourite place to work is the Perth Hills. The biggest challenge Josh faces is being busy, although he acknowledges this is a good problem! He hopes to grow his business and aims to employ at least 1 person by this time next year.

 

Josh credits being a member of Rotaract Kalamunda with helping to develop his business through networking, promotion and business support offered by his fellow Rotarians. Being a Rotarian has also allowed Josh to develop a close connection with the Kalamunda community through volunteering his professional time on Rotaract sponsored projects.

 

One of the most complex jobs he has tackled is the large brick pathway leading to the Worl Wangkiny Aboriginal Astronomy Centre at Perth Observatory. The brick paving contains intricate artwork designs by renowned Noongar artist Peter Farmer. Josh worked hard to bring Peter’s drawings to life through intricate brick work design, and led a team of Rotary volunteers to create the extensive design. The resulting pathway is a credit to Worl Wangkiny and is a piece of art in itself.

 

In another Kalamunda project, Josh volunteered his time to assist Break The Boundary, an organisation who strive to support and empower people with disabilities. After first helping his fellow Rotarians build a shed, Josh decided he wanted to extend his support further. Josh explains “I volunteered to assist with the shed, but after seeing the incredible work Break the Boundary are doing, I just couldn’t stay away!” Josh went on to build their sponsor wall and pave the wash station and entrance way, in a project that earned him the title of “Tetris Master 9000!”

 

Josh’s advice for any young entrepreneurs who are considering setting up a business is “just go for it!”. He maintains that “as long as you are confident in your skills or trade, there are lots of people who can help you with the business side of things so just go for it!”

 

Congratulations Josh – you are an inspiration for any young entrepreneur and we are proud to have you in our community.



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