Date Posted: October 20, 2017

Name: Tom Foristal Business name: Melba’s Chocolates & Confectionery Business industry: Tourism Retail & Food Manufacturing Website: https://www.melbaschocolates.com.au/ What generation is your family business? 2nd What is your role in the family business? General Manager What/ who is a major influence for you in the family business? My major driver is to share and express the joys of my childhood with as many people that care to listen. Having grown up here at Melba's and with... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

Name: Andrea Michaels Title: Managing Director Business name: NDA Law Pty Ltd Website: http://www.ndalaw.com.au/ How long have you been working with family businesses? We had a family carpentry business so pretty much all my life! As a lawyer, it’s been close to 20 years, mainly dealing with structuring, estate planning and business succession planning, tax advice, general commercial advice and governance. What’s one of the most common mistakes you see in family businesses? Not talking about the... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

It is so lovely to have a touch of warm weather after a particularly cold wet Winter.  We were fortunate to have a taste of that warm weather at the National Conference on Hamilton Island which we all enjoyed.  Scott and I always come back refreshed and enthused from what we learn at the conference and this year was no exception. Some of the standout presentations was the Masterclass with... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

Congratulations to the FBA head office staff in their preparation and execution of the FBA National Conference in Hamilton Island. A successful event that was attended by 45 South Australians. There was plenty of networking and it provided a much needed respite from the cold depths of an Adelaide winter. In 2018 the National Conference will be held in Alice Springs with confirmed dates about to be announced. Please check... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

Name: Ben Twyford Title: Client Director Business name: Kelly Partners Wollongong Business services description: Business services specializing in family groups and SMSF website: kellypartners.com.au How long have you been working with family businesses?  17 Years What’s one of the most common mistakes you see in family businesses? Not recognising the importance of what the business has created and the value in its working relationships. I often talk to Family business owners who have a successful family business in its early... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

Name: Robert Mundy Title: Director Business Name: Actron Air Business Industry/Description: Manufacturer of Air Conditioning Equipment Website: www.actronair.com.au  What generation is your family business? We are now into our third generation with three of my sons now working in the business in different types of roles. How many family members in your business? Four family members full time and three part time, My three sons and... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

Congratulations to our Member MarketingHeads – Winners at the 27th Annual Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence   Marketingheads Kaye McIntyre and John Wakeling are very proud to be the winners of the Excellence in Marketing award for 2017.   The Excellence in Marketing award recognises businesses that utilise a variety of marketing tools and techniques to effectively promote their business whilst engaging the end user.   John Wakeling said: “We are very proud to be... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

The National Conference had a vibrant feel to it this year at Hamilton Island. It was my first time to Hamilton Island but my 9th National Conference that I’ve attended.  It’s the first one that my mother hasn’t attended with me since we sold our Family Business, DIAL-AN-ANGEL in 2014. It was so lovely to meet many members, some whom I’ve known for years and others that I had just... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

State Manager’s Blog As we hurtle toward the end of another busy year, there is still quite a lot to be done in the FBA year, so don’t hang up those dancing shoes yet! We have launched new programs for both Family Businesses and Advisers and I encourage you warmly to find a moment to read the email information that we send you. We know you are busy, but these activities... Read more

Date Posted: October 19, 2017

The power of a good conversation For those of you that have known me for a while you will agree that I enjoy a good chat, conversation, catch up, chinwag etc etc.  So it would come as no surprise that I am a strong advocate on the power of learning through sharing stories. The last few months have seen some outstanding opportunities for our members to engage in conversations leading to sharing... Read more