Date Posted: March 14, 2017

Family business Sara PantaleoLa Porchetta IndustryFully Licensed restaurants and franchising What generation is your family business?The co-founders were my brother Rocco Pantaleo and another family Felice Nania What is your role in the family business?CEO, Director and Chair What/ who is a major influence for your in the family business?Our vision is to be the leading local Italian in Australia and New Zealand.  I love the way food gets people together in all sorts of... Read more

Date Posted: March 14, 2017

I am honoured and delighted to be appointed as Chair of the FBA Victorian State Committee. I’d like to thank all our members, our state committee and our National Board of Directors for supporting my appointment. I have been a member of FBA and participated in FBA forums for many years now. The Association offers so much in terms of education and networking opportunities. I have really enjoyed all the... Read more

Date Posted: March 14, 2017

February was a busy month for FBA Vic. For the first time FBA ran our Family Business Essentials Course free of charge for new members and prospects of FBA, if you missed out and are interested in taking part, never fear we are running one again in April – watch our website for confirmed dates.We also ran our first Family Business Insider at Scalzo Food Industries, a great opportunity to... Read more

Date Posted: March 14, 2017

Family BusinessStephen Van ShaickManaging Director, BioGro Bio Gro is a leading player in the manufacture of specialist growing and mulching mediums, soil amendments and biological stimulants perfectly tailored for a wide range of horticultural applications. IndustryManufacturing and processing of Organic and Forest Residues. What generation is your family business?2nd What/ who is a major influence for you in the family business?The past several years have been the most tumultuous years that our Company has... Read more

Date Posted: March 10, 2017

This year we have been busy with several events being held in February. The first Family Business Insider event held at Haigh’s Chocolates was a huge success with a sell-out crowd. It was wonderful to see so many new faces as well as many current members. Alister, Simon and Millie Haigh shared their story about how the 4th generation business has evolved and how they successfully work together. We launched our... Read more

Date Posted: March 10, 2017

We started 2017 with a vengeance and have run 3 events this year commencing with an Adviser Connect Session with Sarah Leo from Open Book Howden and Andrew Reed from Hender Consulting. The discussion focused on how family business recruitment is different, providing insights into utilising a recruitment company versus in-house HR talent. The event attracted a mix of family business advisers and family business members 20 in all. Our State... Read more

Date Posted: March 9, 2017

Hello to everyone,Well, we’ve hit the ground running for the beginning of 2017. The new NSW / ACT committee has met twice and sub-committees have been formed. Those sub-committees have met and are planning the year ahead. Having a committee of 15 means we can spread the load. We are all busy running our own businesses so it does help having the extra man / woman power. I for one,... Read more

Date Posted: March 9, 2017

Have you ever dreamt about bringing your own business venture to life? Two Sydneysiders had an idea born from the love of music and not wanting to go home after a great night out. The vision was named ‘The Boogie Woogie Beach House (BWBH)’.Co-owner Stephen Doessel, 46 and Business Partner David Craig, 37 put their love, blood, sweat and tears into creating the business. The end result was a holiday... Read more

Date Posted: March 9, 2017

Family businessDebbie BurgessJoint CEO/ DirectorBright Print GroupBusiness nameBright Print GroupBusiness Industry/ DescriptionManufacturing/ Commercial Printing What generation is your family business? 3rd How many family members in your business? 2 What is your role in the family business?Joint CEO with my brother Who is a major influence for you in the family business? Why? My father retired 15 years ago, however, I still maintain weekly contact with him and generally discuss what is happening in the business.... Read more

Date Posted: March 9, 2017

What a hot summer we had! My thoughts went out to all our members and their staff doing hard physical work in that extreme heat. Would be very interested to hear how you all coped - what you changed or did differently to stay cool. In true FBA style, I invite you to share your secrets and see if you can help others to find creative solutions for extreme situations!... Read more