Date Posted: August 17, 2014

Business was always on Peter Levi’s mind from his commerce days at the University of Melbourne to the time spent at Myer Melbourne, where over an eight-year period he honed his retail skills. During his time with Myer Peter developed an excellent understanding of market trends, so much so that when he left the company he felt ready to open his own business. “I looked around to buy a shop, because... Read more

Date Posted: August 14, 2014

John De Silva admits that he never wanted to manage Bell-Vista, the West Australian fresh produce company he has built up over the past 19 years. “It was by accident really,” he says. “I wanted to be the investor, not the guy running it. Then I finished up having a job there, buying out all the other shareholders and here I am.” Da Silva was, at the time, working as a storeman.... Read more

Date Posted: August 13, 2014

The Grining family tradition of water cruises on the Gordon River in Tasmania spans more than 100 years. In 1948, 11-year-old Charles Grining left his Lithuanian home and ran away to sea. Arriving in Australia many years later, he found work around the mining fields, but it wasn?t long before he met Irish girl Mary Minnock, who would be the one to ground him. After several years of marriage and... Read more

Date Posted: August 12, 2014

One of Australia oldest and most successful family owned and operated business, O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse, has posted a record past year and is gearing up for a huge 2005. O'Reilly's, which has operated for almost 80 years in Queensland's renowned World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, is currently run by the third generation of O'Reilly family members since opening. O'Reilly's has reported their room nights for the past 12 months to the... Read more

Date Posted: August 8, 2014

Lowen Partridge from Peartree Marketing joined FBA to discuss the concept of 'brand engineering', teasing out ideas that help to strategically define and document a family business identity. Well known Victorian family business brands, APT Tours and Linen House shared compelling concrete examples of how they translated their family business cultures and product offerings into enduring brands that resonate with their audiences. The presentation illustrated what the marketplace really thinks of family businesses and... Read more

Date Posted: March 20, 2013

MEDIA ALERT 18 MARCH 2013 The family business sector awaits for recognition from the Federal Government WHAT: Senate committee inquiry into family business – submission tabling 20 March 2013 With an estimated wealth of $4.3 trillion and an average turnover of $12 million per annum1, family businesses make a substantial contribution to the Australian economy. However, despite their substantial role in Australia’s economy, there is currently no designated portfolio to monitor the interests of family... Read more

Date Posted: February 10, 2013

MEDIA RELEASE February 12, 2013 Family businesses across Australia to benefit from partnership AMPLIFi Governance and Family Business Australia to team up Family businesses across Australia will benefit from an exciting partnership announced today between family board director specialist firm, AMPLIFi Governance and one of the most highly regarded organisations in the sector, Family Business Australia (FBA). The arrangement will see AMPLIFi Governance underpin FBA’s Family Business Director Register offering the over 2,500 FBA... Read more