Date posted: November 5, 2015

“Pays, Pd’s and Performance Management in a family business” was the topic of our first conversation series panel event, which took place on October 8.  Marketed as an after-hours event, we are looking at running 3 more of these next year, to appeal to our FBA members and supporters who can’t take time off in work hours to engage with other FBA members.

Our month concluded with a sell-out Chairman’s Lunch on the Gold Coast on October 30 – the last of our lunches for the year.  Amanda Innes from the Saddlery Trading Company was our guest speaker, and Amanda recounted the story of her family business which was started by her father Greg Grant.  The Grant name has been a mainstay of the Australian Saddlery Industry for over 40 years. Evolving from a Stock and Station Agency business in the early 1970’s, it now has both retail and wholesale arms that import and export – and is a family business that is embedded in the world Saddlery Industry. Her husband Wroxton, who manages the sales marketing and warehouse operations worked alongside Greg from the age of 18, and was on hand at the lunch to support Amanda as well as answer any questions the audience had for them.

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Moda Events at Portside is the family owned venue we have booked for the QLD State Conference in 2016, and the date to lock into your calendars is May 20.  The half day conference will have a start time of midday – with the aim of getting people to work in the morning still to go about their business as usual.  We will keep you posted on the conference programme as we confirm speakers.

Looking ahead… FBA QLD in November:

November 12: Packer Leather – Meet the Owner
November 20: End of Year barefoot bowls and BBQ

Next year at a glance:

Thursday 11 February
Meet the Owner – Ullrich Aluminium
Gold Coast

Friday 4 March
Chairman’s Lunch
Hillstone St Lucia
Andrew Mostyn guest speaker

Thursday 10 March:
Conversation Series Breakfast- Are you a family in a business or a family business?

All of these events are online now if you wanted to attend
To register for any or all of these events please follow the links above to the Family Business website.

Until next month
Martine Poulain