Date Posted: February 16, 2018

Name: Charles Vella Company Name: Vellex Industry: Transport & Logistics Website: www.vellex.com.au What generation is your family business? First Generation  What is your role in the family business? Chief Operating Officer What is a major influence for you in the family business? Working with people that enjoy the family environment, one where there is a feeling of belonging and valued for your contribution. What gets you up in the morning? The challenges... Read more

Date Posted: February 16, 2018

Happy New Year to everyone, hoping that 2018 is your best year yet. FBA has an exciting year ahead. We finished the year on a high with “Celebrate 17 “ at Swaab Attorneys premises. It was great to see our Hall of Fame winners in attendance (King Living and Actron Air). We learnt a little more about the history of their businesses and look forward to an ‘Insider Event’ at... Read more

Date Posted: February 16, 2018

Name: Peter Horobin  Company:  Peter Horobin Saddlery Industry: Manufacturing, Equestrian and Racing Industry.  Website: horobin.com.au What generation is your family business? Peter Horobin Saddlery was established in 1985 and is now in it's second generation.  What is your role in the family business? My role is creative director, however like any small family business, there is always the need to be well rounded and the ability to pick up any task at any point of time.  What/ who... Read more

Date Posted: February 15, 2018

Hi to all, Happy 2018 to all. I hope you had an amazing holiday break and got to bathe in Victoria’s great beaches through the Melbourne heatwave. It’s time to get back into it now and get back to business. FBA has a series of events planned for 2018 which I am sure will assist you in your own learning, continuous improvement of your business and developing your people. Please go to... Read more

Date Posted: February 15, 2018

This year is flying by already – we are nearly into March! January and February, although typically quiet months, did not seem that way at FBA! With a busy year of events and education courses, make sure you check out the list of upcoming events on our website – take a look and mark some dates in your diary.  One date that we have just released is May 16th for Family Business Insights... Read more

Date Posted: February 15, 2018

The year is flying by at FBA with three events already held. I am sure in your own business you have noticed that soon after the Christmas break things ramped up at lightning speed. From a FBA point of view we have been busy putting together a great year of events, new initiatives and member value offerings. Including an exciting event calendar, the newly launched Emerging Leaders Program, finalising the We... Read more

Date Posted: February 14, 2018

Name: Debbie Reed Company Name: Resource Furniture - we provide commercial furniture and solutions for Libraries, Education and Offices.  We offer a consultative and solution-based approach to all library, office and learning environments that is customer focused and meets the needs of trending market spaces. Website: resourcefurniture.com What generation is your family business? First generation What is your role in the family business? Director of Marketing and Operations What/ who is a major influence for you... Read more

Date Posted: February 14, 2018

It’s only the second month into the new year and already there seems to be a great deal of activity within the South Australian FBA membership. Mary Mecuri (Ennio International) has been appointed Chair of the SA Chapter (replacing Debbie Reed – Resource Furniture) with Zoe Detmold (Detmold Packaging) being appointed as Alternate, replacing Alister Haigh (Haigh's Chocolates). The State Committee thanks both Debbie Reed and Alister Haigh for their commitment,... Read more

Date Posted: February 14, 2018

The New Year at Quickmail has brought with it some positive changes to the business. They are excited to announce that Sophie Stott wis taking over the role of Managing Director from Jean Paul Tedeschi, who will continue at Quickmail in a non Executive role. As the Owner and Managing Director at Quickmail since its inception in 1992, Jean feels that it is time for him to step aside and for... Read more

Date Posted: February 14, 2018

As economic conditions start to improve in WA, business owners should start to consider how they can manage this anticipated growth and whether their company is properly resourced to handle an improving environment. Do you understand the capacity for your business to grow? Do you have any constraints in terms of people, location and financial capabilities? There are various reasons why your business may not be able to grow... Read more