Date posted: November 27, 2015

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Family Business

Scott Evans
Game Farm Pty Ltd

Business/ industry description
Producer and Distributor of specialised Poultry & Game

What generation is your family business?

How many family members in your business?

What is your role in the family business?
Strategy, Leadership and Governance

Who is a major influence for you in the family business? Why?
My Forum Group…. as they provide the wisdom, accountability and support required in my role.

What keeps you up at night?
Red Bull 🙂

What’s the key benefit of your FBA membership?
The amazing networks and friendships I cherish!
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Shaun Madders
Partner, Spry Roughley

Business services description

Chartered Accountants – Audit & Assurance, Accounting, Taxation Consulting & Business Advisory.
We are specialists in providing guidance and solutions to significant small and medium sized businesses and professional practices.

How long have you been working with family businesses?
I have been working with family businesses for my entire career – over 25 years. What I do is to help people + business achieve financial goals. Some of the families are now into third generation, but at whatever stage it is always exciting.

What’s one of the most common mistakes you see in family businesses?
The most common mistake is making assumptions about what other family members want. They don’t check-in and ask the obvious questions. If they do, it usually doesn’t go far enough to really understand and follow that through. As a result, the management of the business doesn’t work well together, a succession falls apart, and the family wealth gets broken up. The outcome can be so much better if family really engages with each other about what they want.

What is your “uh ha” moment with your clients?

My “uh ha”moment is usually when I have built an understanding of a client’s goals and aspirations and then have an insight as to how to help them achieve that – whether through running a better business, helping them through a succession process or saving tax. It’s the challenge of tailoring an exceptional solution built on deep client knowledge that makes my job a pleasure.