The strength and success of the family business sector is vital to the future of Australia’s economy, community and culture. Family businesses account for around 70% of all Australian businesses and are the single largest employer in the Australian economy. While family-owned businesses come in all shapes and sizes, they all face similar challenges.
- Are fractured family relationships jeopardising your family business?
- Do you want to retire, but you’re not sure your successor is ready?
- Is it time for you to take over however your parents won’t let go?
- Do you need support with your new role as the ‘boss’?
As an Accredited Family Business Advisor, Graeme approaches family business engagements in the knowledge that every situation encountered will be different.
Family businesses have unique needs and central to these are healthy family business relationships. Graeme brings objectivity and independence to strategic and sensitive issues such us business, exit and succession planning strategies as well as dispute resolution, conflict management, mediation and performance appraisal.
Graeme has a working knowledge and considerable experience in dealing with the complexities of the Succession Act and the Family Provision Act both of which require careful planning to ensure that the wishes of the deceased are implemented in accordance with their wishes.
Graeme also appreciates the importance of managing the family wealth through careful estate planning and the implementation of appropriate asset protection strategies.
Graeme attends regular professional development seminars and courses and has made a point of consistency refining his expertise in all areas critical to family business.