Date posted: October 13, 2016

This month’s blog is all about what you – our members are doing and the milestones that you are achieving.

Excitingly, we are starting to gain some traction in NSW and ACT with government and the media – some of whom seem to know we exist now! The National Family Business Day was a huge success – see links to where our members shone.

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Did we miss your celebrations? If you did something to celebrate please tell us about it and we will keep a record for future years.  

Footy Season Celebrations
Here is a good news story about Matt Cecchin, a long-time Kennards Hire employee, who was supported by the family and the business to reach the pinnacle of his sporting passion – the lead referee in the 2016 NRL Grand Final! 

Seeking 200 Businesses of Tomorrow, which are great Australian businesses doing well today, with a clear vision for tomorrow
FBA partner Deloitte is one of Westpac’s strategic suppliers for its newly launched Businesses of Tomorrow Program. The Program is a flagship initiative for Westpac’s Bicentennial Anniversary activities, and a key part of its corporate legacy and contribution to Australia as they move into thei third century of business.
The program’s ambition is to find businesses with the potential to shape the future of Australian business for the better. The top 20 businesses will receive a range of knowledge-based experiences funded by Westpac, a mentor from a pool of some of Australia’s most influential business people, and over $100,000 worth of dedicated professional advice to grow their businesses. Westpac will also help facilitate a stronger network between the winning 200 Businesses of Tomorrow.
Considering the relevance to the FBA community, Deloitte encourages you to apply or nominate a potential business of tomorrow. Nominate or apply here

Canberra Airport 
Inductees to our Hall of Fame just last year, Canberra Airport has ensured that our national capital has become an international destination, with Singapore Airlines’ Capital Express now connecting Canberra to Singapore and Wellington, New Zealand. Click here to see video of fist official landing – and a warm FBA congratulations to our famous members!

Accredited Advisers’ Webinar

 On 26 October, one of our Accredited Advisers – Shaun Madders from Spry Roughly  – is running a webinar  on “Modern Families. Safeguarding Your Assets and Protecting Your Business”. Flyer attached or you can find out more info and register here.

See you in November!

Wendy Foster
NSW and ACT Manager
Family Business Austraila