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Australia’s Favourite Family Business 2020 winner announced

- December 16, 2020 2 MIN READ

The response to our Australia’s Favourite Family Business competition has been massive, with over 50,000 votes cast over the last two weeks.  While the competition uncovered some incredible Aussie businesses doing amazing things, there can be only one winner. Australia has voted… The business to emerge triumphant in the third annual Australia’s Favourite Family Business… Read more »

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Tea Tree Gully Vet is wild about your pets

- December 8, 2020 3 MIN READ

When Dr Mark Reeve’s parents founded Tea Tree Gully Vet almost four decades ago, the plan was to provide pet lovers in an underserviced part of South Australia with quality care for their four-legged friends. Over the years the veterinary hospital became a fixture in the local community, with 1000s of pets and their owners… Read more »

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Galafrey Wines is keeping it in the family

- December 8, 2020 6 MIN READ

It was 1977 when Linda and (the late) Ian Tyrer left their city lives behind to start their vineyard, Galafrey Wines, in the Southern part of Western Australia. Today Mount Barker and Margaret River have become famous around the globe for the quality of their wines, but back in the ’70s, the region was but… Read more »

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Making magic moments: Majestic Whale Encounters

- December 7, 2020 4 MIN READ

“We started Majestic Whale Encounters because we wanted to show people the life-changing experience that swimming with whales can bring,” says Carmen Ellis, finalist in Australia’s Favourite Family Business 2020 competition.  Growing up in Cronulla south of Sydney, surrounded by pristine beaches, Ellis and her sister Sarah had long been passionate about the ocean and… Read more »

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Meet our Australia’s Favourite Family Business 2020 competition finalists

- December 4, 2020 4 MIN READ

With nominations flowing in from across the nation, narrowing down our top ten finalists for this year’s Australia’s Favourite Family Business competition was no easy feat. Kochie’s Business Builders editor Cec Busby said it was heartwarming to see the vast number of passionate family businesses in operation in Australia, especially during such a challenging time.… Read more »

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Are you Australia’s Favourite Family Business? Nominations now open

- November 10, 2020 3 MIN READ

We love celebrating small business success stories and this month we will be shining a light on family businesses when we kick off our annual Australia’s Favourite Family Business competition. Nominations for Australia’s Favourite Family Business 2020 is now open. 70 per cent of Australia’s businesses are family businesses. From massive family empires to your… Read more »

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8 Kangaroos will have wine lovers jumping for joey

- December 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

It seems rather appropriate that ‘crafted by hand and heart’ was the motto of ILNAM Estate, given the Carool cellar door is now the home of 8 Kangaroos. This novel marsupial-shaped bottle of wine must be filled by hand and took more than a little heart to develop. The brains behind the iconic roo-shaped bottle… Read more »

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Peer Wealth is right on the money

- December 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

“Peer Wealth was originally a one-man show started by our father Doug in Forster NSW. His drive was to genuinely help people, families, businesses and friends take control over their financial decisions,” says Elle Atkinson of the family business. Over time what began as an accounting practice has evolved into so much more as Elle’s… Read more »

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Cooloola Berries is ripe for success

- December 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

From farm gate to plate is an adage Jason Lewis takes seriously. As a third-generation strawberry farmer, Jason and his wife Kim have expanded upon the family’s berry business to develop Cooloola Berries as a must-visit tourist destination on Queensland’s sunshine coast. Hundreds of people flock to the farm each week to drink strawberry cider,… Read more »

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Murphy & Daughters is a family affair

- December 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

Sarah Murphy left behind a role as a buyer at Market Import to forge a place of her own in the homewares industry with Murphy & Daughters. It’s almost a decade since the founder ditched her day job to kick off her small business from home. “After sourcing unique and beautiful artisan-made products around the… Read more »

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Reduce and reuse is Crema Joe’s credo for success

- December 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

“Crema Joe was conceived out of a genuine desire to reduce single-use coffee pod consumption and the need to educate others about ‘reusing over recycling’, says Crema Joe cofounder Kayla Mossuto. Like many savvy Aussies, coffee-loving Kayla and her husband Piers had turned to home capsule machines to save money and cut back on waste… Read more »