Date Posted: March 18, 2015

Leadership is an overused word in many respects but that is only because it is so important in determining the future success of any business. Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes and with so much written about it by far more qualified people than I, it will be from a family business owner’s perspective that I will concentrate on. In the public company world CEO’s come and go, stamping their... Read more

Date Posted: March 3, 2015

Lindy Cook Blue Lake Milling IndustryFood manufacturing What generation is your family business?3rd generation What is your role in the family business?Business Development Manager What is a major influence for you in the family business?Building a successful and sustainable business for the benefit of my family, our employees, our community and our country. What do you like most about your family business?Working with motivated people who are willing to think outside the square and challenge themselves... Read more

Date Posted: March 3, 2015

It’s festival time again with so much on in Adelaide I can’t help but think how lucky we are here in South Australia to have such a great choice in entertainment whether it’s live shows, car racing, horse racing or world music . We are glad to see our loved family brewery Coopers extend their partnership with the V8 Supercars for another five years, supplying beer and cider to track... Read more

Date Posted: March 3, 2015

The winds of change have been blowing fiercely in WA during the last few months, bringing with them a new (old) State Manager, new corporate partnerships and an exciting 2015 event calendar.  Our longer term members will already know me from my past role with FBA, for those new members, perhaps a little background information on your new State Manager would be welcome. I worked in the role of State Manager... Read more

Date Posted: March 2, 2015

Hi all, Tony Abbott has survived a vote to spill leadership position. It wouldn’t be an ACT update without some political mention. A few things are happening in Canberra in the coming weeks with our first professional development opportunity for the year this Thursday Passing the Baton: Exit Planning. Don't miss your chance to hear from Martin Tobin, former CEO of Tobin Brothers funerals on a number of best practice initiatives and... Read more

Date Posted: March 2, 2015

The year is off to a flying start with most people well and truly back to business with only the memories of holidays long past!The same can be said for FBA, in the year ahead we will see several exciting new initiatives. The website has had a significant upgrade, the webinar series have been launched with more to follow, and our education programs have been refreshed. A new series of... Read more

Date Posted: February 27, 2015

The first in the Victorian Conversation Series for 2015 was held at PwC and set the bar very high indeed. In the audience was a great mix of family business members, advisers and business people looking for information. On the stage were two advisers; Sue Presney, a long-time family business practitioner who has consulted and published on her passion over two decades, and Alan Elliot, PwC’s Private Clients Partner. They were joined... Read more

Date Posted: February 27, 2015

...And we’re off! I hope everyone has returned rested and rejuvenated from their summer break and ready to get everything out of 2015 that’s possible. And then some. I’m excited to share with you a couple of new initiatives which I hope will provide tangible value to your business. Oil & Gold Two highly valuable and sought-after substances: Oil provides the energy to drive forward, greasing the wheels of industry. Gold is... Read more

Date Posted: February 27, 2015

Carolyn Kirk Managing DirectorRichard Jay Established in 1969, Richard Jay is Australia's largest and most respected supplier of Commercial and Industrial laundry solutions. What generation is your family business?Our business was founded by my parents in 1969. I have 2 sisters currently involved in the business and 2 brothers who aren’t, and from time to time we have had children from the third generation working in the company – they range in age... Read more

Date Posted: February 27, 2015

If you are still scratching your head wondering about the new political landscape of Queensland, take relief and think about the exciting developments at FBA Queensland in 2015. We are forming partnerships with key industry associations, spreading the word about the FBA National Conference on the Gold Coast, and growing awareness of the significance of the family business sector. We’ve started the year with an inspirational visit from Emily Spalding of... Read more