Date Posted: October 16, 2017

Philanthropy - Taking the time to give well By Brad Scott – Founder EWM Group and the Institute for Family Wealth  We have all at one time left our important gift buying for loved ones to the last minute.  Despite our best intentions, buying gifts in a hurry rarely results in the same satisfaction as those well thought out gifts which show consideration, planning and effort.  Similarly - charitable gifts made at the last minute (June... Read more

Date Posted: October 16, 2017

 CBD Contracting Group We are a first generation family business with directors myself Phoebe, my brother Donald and my life partner Scott. Our business started in 2005. We are a construction company that does commercial projects including retail, hospitality and office fit out works. We also build high end residential projects that are architectural in both design & finish. My role is general manager. I manage accounts, HR, project managers and the... Read more

Date Posted: October 16, 2017

Hi to all, Great to see some spring sunshine in Melbourne.  How amazing was the weather at Hamilton Island for the FBA National Conference?  I really enjoyed the sunrise and sunsets. This was the first conference I’ve attended and I must say it will not be my last.  Some of my favourite sessions were when our family business members shared on stage.  Throughout the conference, it was great to network and share... Read more

Date Posted: October 16, 2017

Spring is here! I had my doubts for a while there – but it is finally starting to warm up. Just to recap the past couple of months before we look forward to whats coming up. All thoughts and energies were focused on National Conference for the month of August….well not all thoughts we managed to sneak a few other things in! We had a great attendance from Victorian members at the National... Read more

Date Posted: October 6, 2017

On the 19th September we celebrated National Family Business Day! We wish to share with you a few media highlights: Adelaide Advertiser Switzer TV 2GB Interview with KyValley Diary Country News Dalby Herald Smart Company My Business Inside Small Business Koshies Business Builders West Australian A special thanks to our PR Partner – Manallack PR for their support in raising our media profile ... Read more

Date Posted: October 6, 2017

Since my last communication, Family Business Australia (FBA) held its 19th National Conference on Hamilton. This event has become a critically important part of FBA’s calendar, and is a testimony to how it is rightly valued with over 400 members in attendance.  It was also wonderful to see many children also in attendance, it really gave it that family feel. I would like to acknowledge all of our sponsors, but... Read more

Date Posted: October 6, 2017

Ennio International is an organisation that has embraced innovation like no other. Their story began in the 1980's when they released an improved design of elastic netting launched as “String Cling”. Ennio International’s story is actually built on their success as a family owned business within the fashion industry and was admired within Australia as Mercuri Knitwear during the 1950’s to the 1980’s. Its transformation commenced through recognition of an opportunity in... Read more

Date Posted: October 6, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE National Family Business Day celebrates new inductees to Family Business Australia’s Hall of Fame National Family Business Day on Tuesday, September 19, recognises the great contribution family businesses make to the Australian economy, community and culture. The day is organised by Family Business Australia (FBA), the peak body for family businesses in Australia. The main event for Family Business Day is announcing new inductees to Family Business Australia’s Hall of Fame. Greg... Read more

Date Posted: October 3, 2017

Having just spent the past week at the Family Business Australia (FBA) National Conference on Hamilton Island I am on the plane heading home with a warm fuzzy feeling that is a combination of business inspiration, spending time with talented, amazing people and having some good old fashioned fun. Something we often forget to have these days. It’s been three full days and nights of wonderfulness so I’ll just share... Read more

Date Posted: August 8, 2017

Share, Connect and Grow were definitely the outcomes when two Queensland forum groups came together for a joint retreat, ‘glamping’ on beautiful Moreton Island.   While quick introductions were made as we waited for the ferry, we really got to know the other forum group and their families on the first afternoon during relaxed sunset drinks on the beach.   The two forum groups gathered Saturday morning for an education session to help us... Read more