UQ Business School
UQ Business Schoolwww.business.uq.edu.au
The University of Queensland Business School is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and amongst the leading institutions worldwide. Based in Brisbane, it brings together over 130 subject experts with over 8,000 students.

The School offers a range of degree programs, including undergraduate, honours and postgraduate coursework, postgraduate research. It also offers Executive Education programs in the heart of the Brisbane central business district. The School’s MBA program is ranked 10th in the world by The Economist, identifying it as the number MBA Program in Australia and the leading MBA outside of Europe and North America.
The Icehouse
The Icehouse is Australasia's leading business accelerator and growth hub. Founded in Auckland, NZ in 2001, they have worked with over 5,000 ambitious owner-managers and entrepreneurs. They believe that to unleash the economic potential, they need to lift the capabilities and aspirations of owners, entrepreneurs and people who run startup and SME businesses to enable them to take the business forward.

The Icehouse works with a wide range of businesses at various stages of growth – from entrepreneurs launching new ventures through to successful owner-managers wanting to take their business to the next level. The Icehouse is owned by a not-for-profit trust and backed by the financial support and expertise of the New Zealand government and an extensive group of committed partners that includes: AJ Park, Bank of New Zealand, Deloitte Private, HP New Zealand, Microsoft New Zealand, Spark, Visa and our founder The University of Auckland Business School.
Deloitte
Deloitte is the brand under which thousands of professionals collaborate across a network of offices in Australia to provide audit, economics, financial advisory, human capital, tax and technology services. Deloitte Private - our private business-focussed practice – assists multi-disciplinary professionals to recognise the opportunities and challenges unique to private businesses. The Deloitte Private team’s local knowledge, coupled with access to national and global networks, uniquely positions us to service Australian private businesses.
Ford Health
Ford Health is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of those most important to our clients - their employees. We specialise in providing both large and small-scale corporate health services. These include executive health checks, health assessments, and employee wellbeing programs which focus on the employee and their individual circumstances as well as the specific needs of the organisation.
MYMAX
MYMAX is a Brisbane based investing and consulting firm specialising in accelerated growth and exit strategies for private companies. The investing division focuses on growth companies requiring additional capital to expand and/or develop the business with a clear goal to maximise an exit value. The consulting division specialises in accelerated growth, focusing on the business model, and exit strategies for owners - from management succession right through to partial or total business sale.
Mills Oakley
Mills Oakley is a leading national law firm, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth. With over 94 partners and more than 670 staff, Mills Oakley has been consistently ranked by independent media surveys, including those conducted by The Australian and The Australian Financial Review, as Australia’s fastest growing law firm, as benchmarked against other leading corporate law firms. In 2017, Mills Oakley was named Law Firm of the Year at the Australasian Law Awards.
Spicers Retreats
Spicers Retreatswww.spicersretreats.com
Spicers Retreats (our venue partner) genuinely believe that while people come for the luxury what they really gain is the rejuvenation that comes with getting in touch with the natural surroundings. We call it ‘relaxed luxury’, a feeling of being totally at home and free to be yourself. It’s not solely about a comfortable bed, quality furnishings, personalised service and great food, it’s just as much about the feeling of being renewed and reinvigorated by the land itself.
Livingstones
Livingstones is an employment relationship advisory that provides employers with an extensive range of specialist services across industrial relations, human resource management and organisational development. Working within a wide variety of industry sectors, Livingstones proudly service independent schools, government departments and statutory authorities, government owned corporations as well as clients in the power, utilities, fast-moving consumer goods, hospitality, entertainment and not for profit sectors. Livingstones have been in business for over 35 years and operate from offices in Queensland and New South Wales.
Mills Oakley
Mills Oakley is a leading national law firm, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth. With over 94 partners and more than 670 staff, Mills Oakley has been consistently ranked by independent media surveys, including those conducted by The Australian and The Australian Financial Review, as Australia’s fastest growing law firm, as benchmarked against other leading corporate law firms. In 2017, Mills Oakley was named Law Firm of the Year at the Australasian Law Awards.
Livingstones
Livingstones is an employment relationship advisory that provides employers with an extensive range of specialist services across industrial relations, human resource management and organisational development. Working within a wide variety of industry sectors, Livingstones proudly service independent schools, government departments and statutory authorities, government owned corporations as well as clients in the power, utilities, fast-moving consumer goods, hospitality, entertainment and not for profit sectors. Livingstones have been in business for over 35 years and operate from offices in Queensland and New South Wales.

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Australian Owner Manager grew out of work undertaken within the University of Queensland Business School and the icehouse - Australasia's leading business accelerator.

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