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

Date Posted: March 20, 2018

By Marc Ahmelman, Head of Philanthropic Services, EWM Group EWM Group has been assisting individuals, families and family business with their philanthropic goals for over 15 years and is seeing change in how giving is approached Families new to philanthropy often pause perceiving it as daunting or only for the ultra-wealthy. Yet the reality is many families are already philanthropic in the literal sense of the word; love of humanity.... Read more

Date Posted: February 16, 2018

Name: Charles Vella Company Name: Vellex Industry: Transport & Logistics Website: www.vellex.com.au What generation is your family business? First Generation  What is your role in the family business? Chief Operating Officer What is a major influence for you in the family business? Working with people that enjoy the family environment, one where there is a feeling of belonging and valued for your contribution. What gets you up in the morning? The challenges... Read more

Date Posted: February 16, 2018

Happy New Year to everyone, hoping that 2018 is your best year yet. FBA has an exciting year ahead. We finished the year on a high with “Celebrate 17 “ at Swaab Attorneys premises. It was great to see our Hall of Fame winners in attendance (King Living and Actron Air). We learnt a little more about the history of their businesses and look forward to an ‘Insider Event’ at... Read more

Date Posted: February 16, 2018

Name: Peter Horobin  Company:  Peter Horobin Saddlery Industry: Manufacturing, Equestrian and Racing Industry.  Website: horobin.com.au What generation is your family business? Peter Horobin Saddlery was established in 1985 and is now in it's second generation.  What is your role in the family business? My role is creative director, however like any small family business, there is always the need to be well rounded and the ability to pick up any task at any point of time.  What/ who... Read more

Date Posted: February 15, 2018

Hi to all, Happy 2018 to all. I hope you had an amazing holiday break and got to bathe in Victoria’s great beaches through the Melbourne heatwave. It’s time to get back into it now and get back to business. FBA has a series of events planned for 2018 which I am sure will assist you in your own learning, continuous improvement of your business and developing your people. Please go to... Read more

Date Posted: February 15, 2018

This year is flying by already – we are nearly into March! January and February, although typically quiet months, did not seem that way at FBA! With a busy year of events and education courses, make sure you check out the list of upcoming events on our website – take a look and mark some dates in your diary.  One date that we have just released is May 16th for Family Business Insights... Read more

Date Posted: February 15, 2018

The year is flying by at FBA with three events already held. I am sure in your own business you have noticed that soon after the Christmas break things ramped up at lightning speed. From a FBA point of view we have been busy putting together a great year of events, new initiatives and member value offerings. Including an exciting event calendar, the newly launched Emerging Leaders Program, finalising the We... Read more