58. Laura Cocking on capitalising on mentorships, industry networking & emerging trends

The acquisition of Top Parks by Discovery Parks in 2018 resulted in the creation of Australia’s largest network of holiday parks. In this week’s episode we chat with Laura Cocking the Top Parks Business Development Manager (BDM) for WA, NT, QLD and Northern NSW. With Laura responsible for the business development for almost half the country, her understanding of the caravan and camping industry is extremely insightful.

Each Monday, join Adrian Easdown as he has enlightening chats with successful folks in the hospitality industry around Australia. If you’re involved in any way with caravanning, running a restaurant or working with any other sort of hospitality-based business, this podcast is perfect for you.

In this episode Adrian and Laura discuss these hot topics as well as more light-hearted subjects such as being stuck in an elevator with Chris Hemsworth, Barack Obama and Elizabeth Taylor, ways to spend the last six months of your life and what legacy they would like to leave for their kids.

Also featured in this episode:

  • Being confident and casting your fears aside
  • Negotiating pay rises as a youngster
  • Importance of mentoring and networking
  • Social media and digital innovation
  • The return of nomadic families


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Top Parks

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