The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-09-19T00:30:19Z September 19 is National Family Business Day 2018-09-19T00:30:19Z september-19-is-national-family-business-day National Family Business Day, organised by Family Business Australia (FBA), celebrates the massive contribution family businesses make to Australia and sees the FBA announce new inductees to the FBA Family Business Hall of Fame, and announce winners of the Family Business National Awards. Greg Griffith, CEO of FBA, says the National Family Business Day recognises the hard work, passion and innovation driven by family business. “Family Business Day is a wonderful opportunity to recognise family businesses for their contribution to our nation’s economy, community and culture.” This year’s National Awards winners include Andy Kennard, of hire equipment company Kennards Hire, and Alister Haigh, CEO of Haighs Chocolates, who each received Life Membership Awards. The coveted Distinguished Family Business of the Year Award was presented to Kyvalley Dairy, owned by the Mulcahy family for over 160 years and based in Kyabram, Victoria. 2018 FBA Hall of Fame inductees include: NSW – Plasdene Glass, which supplies quality glass and plastic containers: http://www.plasdene.com.au/ NSW – Richard Crookes Constructions, a leading construction company: http://richardcrookes.com.au/ NSW – COS Working Spaces, office fit-out specialists: http://www.cosworkingspaces.com.au/ NSW – Flower Power Group, garden centre operator: https://www.flowerpower.com.au/ QLD – Darwalla Group, Queensland’s largest poultry group: https://www.darwalla.com.au/ SA – Van Schaik’s Bio Gro, providing solutions to professional plant growers and landscapers: http://www.biogro.com.au/ VIC – ABBE Corrugated, packaging solutions and cardboard manufacturer: https://www.abbe.com.au/ WA – JWH Group, WA’s third-largest home builder: https://www.jwhgroup.com.au/ WA – Sherwood Overseas, swimming pool supply specialists FBA’s Greg Griffith said: “Most family businesses are Australian-owned and provide critical investment, workplaces and employment for our cities and towns. A healthy family business sector equals a healthy economy.” He said recent statistics show family businesses are the heartbeat of Australia’s economy: ·       Family businesses account for approximately 70 per cent of all businesses in Australia – estimated at half a million businesses ·       Approximately 50 per cent of the Australian workforce is employed in family businesses ·       Australian family business sector is worth approximately $4.3 trillion ·       The average family business has a turnover of $12 million, and employs 37 people Mr Griffith encouraged Australian consumers to look out for the logo ‘A family owned Australian business’, which appears on participating family business products. “When you spend money on a family owned Australian business it remains in our communities.” About Family Business Australia: Family Business Australia is the peak body for family businesses in Australia. Its purpose is to contribute to the long-term success of family business by providing resources and channels to promote success, sustainability and longevity. We provide access to specialist family, business and technical services and generate opportunities for families in business to learn and grow by networking and sharing with their peers. Visit www.fambiz.org.au Australia's biggest family business conference heading to Alice Springs: Family Business Australia 2018-08-23T00:58:38Z australia-s-biggest-family-business-conference-heading-to-alice-springs-family-business-australia Family Business Australia (FBA) has confirmed a powerful line up of iconic family businesses for its 20th national conference to be held for the first time in Australia’s red heart, Alice Springs, from 9-12th September.   Family Business owners from Linfox, Just Jeans, Hungry Jack's, Akubra, Paspaley Pearls and Carman's will headline the FBA national conference. Greg Griffith, CEO of FBA, says “this is an incredible opportunity to see all of these family businesses on one bill. Not only do you get to hear first-hand their war stories but you also get to share your own family business stories with each other”.  Mr Griffith said attendees will also have the opportunity to rub shoulders with representatives from other well-known family businesses including Scenic World, Haigh’s Chocolates and Coopers Brewery.   The FBA conference format provides a unique behind-the-scenes insight into these businesses successes and failures over multiple generations. The main theme will be the Competitive Advantage of Family, and how you can harness this advantage as a family owned Australian business.   The event aims to inspire and challenge Executive Directors, CEO’s of Family Business, Family Business Owners and Advisors.   The program also includes breakout sessions and workshops focussed on professional development specific to family business challenges.  “This is an opportunity to showcase how valuable family businesses are to the Australian economy and to hone in on the competitive advantage of being part of the family business community”, Mr Griffiths said.  Just how important are family businesses to Australia? Recent statistics show:  ·       Family businesses account for approximately 70 per cent of all businesses in Australia – estimated at half a million businesses ·       Approximately 50 per cent of the Australian workforce is employed in family businesses ·       Australian family business sector contributes approximately $4.3 trillion into our economy every year ·       The average family business has a turnover of $12 million, and employs 37 people