The Stihl ‘LifeStarts a 40’ conference took place in Liverpool over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of October alongside the Stihl TimberSports World championships.
The Lifestarts at 40 Conference was a celebration of 40 Years of Stihl products and a chance for the UK Dealer Network to meet and share ideas. Ibbetts attended the event as it offered a fantastic opportunity to network with other local dealers and discuss the progress of the groundcare industry.
We were also honoured to win an award at the Conference Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Ibbetts were awarded with the ‘Best Local Marketing’ award which was a very pleasant surprise. We have been working very hard to promote ourselves as a traditional local business and are extremely grateful for the support offered by Stihl to help us achieve this.
After the conference the TimberSports World championships took place in the Echo Arena. The thrilling individual and team competitions delivered plenty of action and excitement. On Saturday, top individual athletes from twelve countries competed against each other in all six Timbersport disciplines; Springboard, Stock Saw, Standing Block Chop, Single Buck, Underhand Chop and the mighty Hot Saw.
After the 6 disciplines a new Individual world champion was crowned, Australian Laurence O ‘Toole. Australia also took victory in the overall team event. You can watch full video coverage of the event below:
If you have been inspired by the Timbersports World Championships when why not have a look at the Stihl products available at Ibbetts: