Date Posted: February 14, 2018

Name: Debbie Reed Company Name: Resource Furniture - we provide commercial furniture and solutions for Libraries, Education and Offices.  We offer a consultative and solution-based approach to all library, office and learning environments that is customer focused and meets the needs of trending market spaces. Website: resourcefurniture.com.au What generation is your family business? First generation What is your role in the family business? Director of Marketing and Operations What/ who is... Read more

Date Posted: February 14, 2018

It’s only the second month into the new year and already there seems to be a great deal of activity within the South Australian FBA membership. Mary Mecuri (Ennio International) has been appointed Chair of the SA Chapter (replacing Debbie Reed – Resource Furniture) with Zoe Detmold (Detmold Packaging) being appointed as Alternate, replacing Alister Haigh (Haigh's Chocolates). The State Committee thanks both Debbie Reed and Alister Haigh for their commitment,... Read more

Date Posted: February 14, 2018

The New Year at Quickmail has brought with it some positive changes to the business. They are excited to announce that Sophie Stott wis taking over the role of Managing Director from Jean Paul Tedeschi, who will continue at Quickmail in a non Executive role. As the Owner and Managing Director at Quickmail since its inception in 1992, Jean feels that it is time for him to step aside and for... Read more

Date Posted: February 14, 2018

As economic conditions start to improve in WA, business owners should start to consider how they can manage this anticipated growth and whether their company is properly resourced to handle an improving environment. Do you understand the capacity for your business to grow? Do you have any constraints in terms of people, location and financial capabilities? There are various reasons why your business may not be able to grow... Read more

Date Posted: February 14, 2018

With January over in the blink of an eye and the Christmas holidays now just a distant memory, there’s officially no more excuses for settling right back into work mode. February is a great time to start putting some plans into action and begin preparing your business for 2018. While HR might not be at the top of your priorities, tackling some of these issues early on will help save... Read more

Date Posted: February 12, 2018

Name: Jeff Miles Company Name: The Business Doctor Website: thebusinessdoctor.com.au What is your area of expertise? Getting business owners to realise that their business is NOT them, but is in fact an asset that needs to be nourished, grown and ultimately passed on to the next generation or sold. The owners then need to move into the role of 'Guardian Angel' and help the new owners survive and prosper. Both the incoming owners... Read more

Date Posted: February 12, 2018

Name: Russell and Sok Bresland Industry: General Insurance Broking Business name: Bresland Insurance Group Website: bresland.com.au What generation is your family business? First - although in the business are my son and daughter who are both brokers. We also have my wife’s niece and sister-in-law as part of the business. What is your role in the family business? Managing Director. What is a major influence for you in the family business? A good working... Read more

Date Posted: February 12, 2018

The pressures of family wealth can be one of biggest causes of family disputes, often resulting in financial mismanagement or family breakdowns. Developing sound governance strategies can help save years of heartache, thousands of dollars in legal fees and most importantly, relationships between the family members. Far from just creating a comfortable existence, managing significant wealth, either created or inherited, can be one of the most difficult roles any person undertakes. We... Read more

Date Posted: February 9, 2018

It’s hard to believe we are already in February, where did January disappear to? Here at FBA, we have been busy putting together a great year of events, new initiatives and member value offerings. In particular, an exciting event calendar, the newly launched Emerging Leaders Program, finalising the We are Family Owned campaign and website and launching the Family Business Adviser Marketplace.  More information will be coming to you on all... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

Name: Tom Foristal Business name: Melba’s Chocolates & Confectionery Business industry: Tourism Retail & Food Manufacturing Website: https://www.melbaschocolates.com.au/ What generation is your family business? 2nd What is your role in the family business? General Manager What/ who is a major influence for you in the family business? My major driver is to share and express the joys of my childhood with as many people that care to listen. Having grown up here at Melba's and with... Read more