The Business of Family

BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF FAMILY BUSINESSES NEW AND OLD TO EXAMINE THE HOW, WHAT, AND WHY OF SUCCESS

THREE GENERATIONS IN… AND COUNTING

Coopers, Akubra, Sadleirs… What do these companies have in common? They’ve all managed to survive as a family run business for over 150 years and many generations. FBA advisor Robert Powell, talks to us about the ‘how’.

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60 SECONDS WITH WESLEY MCLAREN — THREE GENERATIONS WITH JALNA

If you love yoghurt, then you will have heard of Jalna. What you may not know though, is that they’re a third generation family business, still totally Australian owned and operated.

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FROM BISCUITS TO BEEF: HOW CHARLIE AND ANGELICA ARNOTT ARE PLANTING THE SEEDS OF HOLISTIC FARMING

The name ‘Arnott’ is synonymous with biscuits, but fifth generation Arnott advocate — Charlie, has steered the business in a rather different direction. Read about their journey from biscuits to biodynamic farming…

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60 SECONDS WITH CAROLYN CRESWELL — FOUNDER OF CARMAN’S KITCHEN

We chat to Carman’s Kitchen queen, Carolyn Creswell, about the challenges and rewards that come with running a family business; along with her ambitions for the future. Hint: think iconic ‘Vegemite’ level fame for the humble muesli bar.

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FROM SADDLES TO HEIRLOOM QUALITY GOODS, MEET THE COUPLE BEHIND SADDLER & CO

From a childhood obsession with horses to a fine saddle and leather goods business. Hear how this husband and wife team show commitment to quality and craftsmanship.

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MEET THE FARMING FAMILIES OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

The agriculture industry is one of the eldest in our history, and is also the one that has weathered the most storms. We meet three families thriving despite it all.

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60 SECONDS WITH CEDAR ANDERSON – CEO OF FLOW HIVE

In a time when sustainability and saving the planet is at the forefront of our minds, we catch up with Cedar Anderson – CEO of Flow Hive – on how their family business is educating the masses on bee-keeping.

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FAMILIES REVIVING TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

The world of business is an ever-evolving place. With technology developing at a rapid pace, and many industries transitioning from people to computers to fill its workforce, we profile three family businesses defying those trends and keeping traditional crafts alive.

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60 SECONDS WITH MIMMO LUBRANO – CEO OF SANDHURST FINE FOODS

We catch up with Mimmo Lubrano – CEO of Sandhurst Fine Foods – to hear how he attributes the company’s success to the finest quality produce and generations of passion. A company that blends traditional recipes and creative innovation, while staying true to their Italian heritage.

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60 SECONDS WITH YAEL STAR – CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF EDWARD MELLER

Edward Meller has a history spanning over 60 years in designer footwear. We had 60 seconds to catch up with Yael Star – creative director – to discuss working flexibly to meet the demands of a changing marketplace in this family business.

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