Date Posted: July 18, 2017

Many small-to-medium enterprises and family businesses share a common risk – a lack of succession planning. It is easy for founders or chief executive officers to get so focused on day-to-day operations that they fail to consider future leadership. KPMG Partner Dominic Pelligana is adamant that a succession plan is vital for a sustainable business model. Presenting his discussion, ‘Private Enterprise: Identifying the Succession Pipeline’, at the Australian Governance Summit 2016... Read more

Date Posted: July 18, 2017

What are your aspirations in the future for your family business? The main thing that I want to achieve with the Family Business is to grow the Business . The Family will naturally grow and if Family members want to come into the business , there needs to be growth to allow them to come in. That said, it is important that those members earn that  position . Positions cannot... Read more

Date Posted: June 30, 2017

Life is never dull in Queensland, just when we thought we had escaped cyclone season, along comes Debbie to rain on  our parade. Debbie hasn’t just affected North Queensland however, the road to O’Reilly’s Rainforest retreat still has limited access which has been a huge challenge for one of the iconic Queensland family businesses. So think of O’Reilly’s if you are visiting Queensland, it’s an amazing spot. The good news is that... Read more

Date Posted: June 30, 2017

June will see not only the end of the financial year but six months since I have been the state manager for FBA QLD.  I have had a great time learning about the different businesses and industries and most importantly ‘what keeps you up at night’.  To finish this first half of the year we hosted the FBA QLD Conference at Moda Events, and I would like to thank all... Read more

Date Posted: June 22, 2017

Family Business Australia and KPMG Enterprise Sign New 3 Year Agreement KPMG Enterprise has signed a new, three year sponsorship agreement with Family Business Australia (FBA), the peak industry body representing this key business sector. KPMG has a long and enduring involvement in family business enterprises and has been a National Sponsor of the FBA since 2005. The association between the two organisations is now approaching 12 years and this agreement highlights... Read more

Date Posted: June 16, 2017

No one likes to work 9-5 if they are feeling unwell. Yet many small businesses do not have work health and wellness policies and procedures in place. These policies and procedures can increase productivity and help ensure that your employees are performing to the best of their abilities. The benefits of work health and wellness policies and procedures are: Sick leave and absenteeism decrease by 25% Health costs decrease by 24% Workers compensation and... Read more

Date Posted: June 15, 2017

Another great conference - Matthew Pavlich kicked off the presentations as he shared some humorous ‘behind the scenes’ stories from his football career as well as the lessons he has learned on leadership and letting go, or more to the point moving forward. Other stand out presentations by Bill Withers from ADAPT and Andrew Horabin from The Bullshift Company left the delegates inspired and motivated.   Check out some of the action in... Read more

Date Posted: June 15, 2017

The Black Economy Taskforce was established by the Federal Government in 2016. Its purpose is to conduct enquiries and make recommendations for appropriate measures to restrict people’s ability to operate outside the tax system.  As part of this process, the Taskforce is conducting a series of Industry Roundtables and public Forums around the country. The Taskforce met industry representatives in Perth in late May 2017 at KPMG’s offices.  Michael Andrew, Chair... Read more

Date Posted: June 14, 2017

Lester Nichol recognised for his significant contribution to Australia’s packaging industry The 2017 Industry Packaging & Processing Professional of the Year Award was given to Matthews Australasia MD Lester Nichol at the Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA). These awards have been designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field.   Those considered for the Industry Professional of the Year Award category have... Read more

Date Posted: June 13, 2017

The 2017 Industry Packaging & Processing Professional of the Year Award was given to Matthews Australasia MD Lester Nichol at the Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA). These awards have been designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field.   Those considered for the Industry Professional of the Year Award category have all made significant and continued contributions to the packaging and processing... Read more