Paula Leishman, Founder and Managing Director of Leishman Associates, was last week announced
the 2012 Telstra Business Women’s Awards Tasmanian Winner in the Commonwealth Bank Business
2012 has been a great year for LA so far. In addition to this prestigious award, Leishman Associates
were also finalists in the Telstra Business Awards for the MYOB Small Business category, and won
the MEA state award for Association or Government event of the year.
Further adding to their triumphs for 2012, Leishman Associates have opened a Melbourne office to
complement their Hobart base, seeing their team now boast at a total of 17 staff.
Paula established the business in Hobart 18 years ago as an independent event consultant, and six
years later in 2000 took the plunge to employ staff to assist with growing number of conferences and
events on their calendar, which now stands at between 25-30 events annually both held in Australia
“A large part of the recent growth and consequent success of Leishman Associates has been from the
diversification of the business to include Association Management”, said Ms. Leishman. “The
Association Management arm of our business compliments the Conference and Event Management
we do, and this is a real area of growth and focus for us in the coming years”, she said.
Leishman Associates have gone from strength to strength to cement their position as a leader within
the conference and events industry, and Ms Leishman paid particular thanks to their clients for being
part of the Leishman Associates journey; especially the long-standing clients, some who have been
working with LA for over 12 years.
Ms Leishman said she was honored to receive the award, and also acknowledged and thanked her