Blending family and business
Family businesses make up around 80% of the global economy and are highly trusted. We attended the Family Business Australia National Conference in Alice Springs in September and heard from a number of our leading Australian family businesses that are success both here and around the world.
A key message we heard was that Australian owned and run family businesses are amongst the most trusted businesses in the world. This is particularly evident in agribusiness. The consistent message included the principles of trust, integrity and loyalty.
As a part of the Conference the National Awards were presented under the stars at the magnificent surrounds of the Telegraph Station. The awards celebrate and recognise the achievements of family owned Australian businesses and the special achievements of those who positively contribute to others, build culture and help the growth of the Australian economy.
The Distinguished Family Business of the Year award is the highest family business achievement in recognition of companies that have successfully blended family and business interests. The Mulcahy Family and Kyvalley Dairy Group were pleased to be the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Family Business of the Year. On hand to accept the award on behalf of the family and business was Wayne Mulcahy who said "we are incredibly honoured to win this amongst a worthy field of family businesses and this is great recognition for the dairy industry and regional areas".