It was in 2004 while studying for a Bachelor of Education when Sarah took the opportunity to “side hustle” under the guidance of her father, Garry Heyne, in the family’s 5th generation, production nursery, Heyne’s Wholesale Nursery.
The tasks were not glamorous, which Sarah enjoyed, weeding, pruning, watering and general labouring. Sarah then moved briefly into dispatch and customer service.
Originally, with no intention of crafting a career in the family business, Sarah took responsibility for the company administration and accounts, and was now, firmly, and passionately connected to the family business.
In 2018 Sarah transitioned into the role of operations management and oversees a staff of 45.
Sarah holds a Diploma in Business Management, and a Diploma in Leadership and Management, has completed the FBA Director’s Course and in 2022 was awarded Young Leader of the Year, by the Nursery and Garden Industry of South Australia.
Sitting on the board of directors, Sarah and her brothers, Carl and Adam, and cousin Michael are steering Heyne Family’s business enterprises into the future with enthusiasm, honour and spirit, upholding and respecting tradition whilst traversing the challenges of running a huge plant production business in this era.