Date Posted: April 12, 2018

Name: Josephine Christmas Company: Christmas & Volling How long have you been working with family businesses? Realistically I feel that I have always worked with family businesses, over many years and several generations. At times wearing different hats as the situations demanded. However only in recent years did I decide to join FBA. What’s one of the most common mistakes you see in family businesses? Not finding time to... Read more

Date Posted: April 12, 2018

Name: Mary Mercuri Company: Ennio International Industry: Textile/ Specialising in Packaging for the Meat Industry What generation is your family business? • 2nd Generation owned (Ownership and Management) • 3rd Generation involved (at Management level) What is your role in the family business? I am the Export and Quality Manager. What/Who is a major influence for you in the family business? The legacy of creativity and excellence from our founders Giovanna and Gervasio... Read more

Date Posted: April 11, 2018

I am excited to be writing my first FBA e-news message. I am home and everyone is out, which these days actually means Ennio is out, as our children don’t live at home anymore! In fact, our daughter moved to Perth last year for work, which is often the case in South Australia for young people. We are lucky that our son works with us, leading the charge for the... Read more

Date Posted: April 11, 2018

With April upon us, South Australia has just come through a State Election and after 16 years we have a new Premier in Steven Marshall and a Liberal Government. The new Ministry includes a couple of current or ex family business individuals, and we hope that this bodes well for the family business sector in South Australia. Update here.  We have been busy planning the next financial year’s events here in... Read more

Date Posted: April 11, 2018

We now live in a world that is awash with data and how organisations handle data is key to their business success.  That data is also likely to include personal information about individuals.  With the digital age, the amount of personal information held by businesses has risen.  This also means there is an increased risk that the personal information may fall into the wrong hands - through inadvertent or deliberate actions of... Read more

Date Posted: April 9, 2018

The Fair Work Commission has recently handed down a decision provisionally ruling for a model domestic violence leave clause to be included into 119 of the 122 modern awards in Australia. The introduction of compulsory unpaid Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) Leave comes as a result of a submission by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) which argued that FDV was not only a social issue but a workplace... Read more

Date Posted: April 9, 2018

Name: Hanif Ibrahim Company Name: P1 Group Area of Expertise:  Business growth and stability. Strategic planning, identification of business issues and working with owners to implement plans to get us where we’re going. How long have you been working with family businesses? Just over 6 years working with family businesses and owning/running my own for the previous 20 years. What’s one of the most common mistakes you see in family businesses? Not passing enough responsibility to others... Read more

Date Posted: April 9, 2018

No state conference for WA – something new and improved! That’s the headline for this quarter… and it may be causing a little confusion for those that have been around FBA for a few years and who are familiar with the popular annual WA State Conference.     We have listened to our members and in response to your feedback we have changed things up a bit!  The Family Business Insights Event 2018:... Read more

Date Posted: March 26, 2018

Dear FBA members The Christmas break is now a distant memory and we are in full swing for 2018 as we strive to help family businesses leverage their family business advantage and harness their competitive advantage of Family. To deliver on our objectives, I’m excited to announce that we have just launched a 6 month online adverting campaign called www.wearefamilyowned.org.au, where we aim to reach over 1 million impressions via Google display... Read more

Date Posted: March 23, 2018

Since 1967, Crown Coaches has been a trusted transport partner to over 150 of Melbourne’s largest Government and Private Schools. They also serve many of Melbourne’s high-profile events and corporate groups, regularly providing transfers for players and performers to major events, such as the AFL Grand Final Parade.  Known for their innovation and being a leader in their industry, Crown Coaches was one of the first bus and coach companies in... Read more