OMP 12 – Block 2 Update

OMP12 Update

In August 2019, Owner Manager Business Program 12 kicked off with most of the sessions held at the glorious Spicers Hidden Vale. The group includes businesses from Manufacturing, Hospitality, Education and Training, Agriculture, Real Estate, Business Services, Retail, and Health and Fitness. The diversity really makes a rich learning environment – there is just so […]

Ross Larsson (OMP10) on Kochie’s Business Builders

Ross Larson

Ross Larsson (OMP10) on Kochie’s Business Builders Ross Larsson is the owner and managing director of Mara Global Foods. He recently completed Australian Owner Manager Program 11 in 2018/ 2019. He comes from a fifth-generation farming and livestock family and established a family-owned company that provides speciality ingredients for the food and stockfeed industries. Founded […]

NAB Partners with Australian Owner Manager

New Principal Partnership with Australian Owner Manager Program: NAB NAB has recently signed as a Principal Partner of the Australian Owner Manager Business Program. It has thrown its support behind the ongoing training and development of business owners. As the Principal Partner, NAB will provide part scholarships for their clients to complete the Program at […]

Why your business needs you to take a break

Take a Break

It’s a deeply ingrained fallacy that if we just keep working hard, success will come. It is true to a degree. Hard work is an essential characteristic in any endeavor and many business owners and managers affirm this by working 80 to 100 hours weeks… sometimes more. Unlike a wage earner, when you’re a business […]

2020 Dates – Australian Owner Manager Program

2020 Program Dates

The Owner Manager Business Program dates for 2020 have been released. With the support of NAB, OMP13 has kicked off in Sydney this week, Melbourne in mid-February, and then Brisbane in early March. The Programs have been running successfully for some time now in both New Zealand and Australia. Each program is uniquely developed to […]

Making business better

Making Business Better

I see a lot of successful business owners… In a world where people want the flexibility and returns without risk and hard work, I am constantly amazed with the initiative, drive and perseverance of successful business owners. I recently met a guy who had started his business in his teenage years, he couldn’t find an […]

Reflections – Ross Burling Stahmann Farms

Ross Burling Stahman Farms

We recently invited Ross Burling, Managing Director of Stahmann Farms to tell his story to a group of business owners as part of Owner Manager Program 11. Ross previously completed Owner Manager Program 4 five years ago. Ross noted that the business had generally done the same thing for 47 years until he undertook the […]

Adrian Connors (OMP 9) New Project!

Adrian Connors from NE Food

Adrian Connors & NE Food Group’s New Project An iconic Mackay brand Byrne’s Pie Factory has been bought by the owners of The Dispensary and NE Food Group – Lyn, Damien and Adrian Connors. Damien said the decision to purchase the business happened very quickly. “It was only about a month ago [June 2019] when […]

Woollam Construct. New Project!

Rockhampton Gallery

Woollam Constructions to build Rockhampton Art Gallery Owner Manager Program Alumni, Woollam Constructions Managing Director Craig Percival signs deal to build Rockhampton’s $31.5 million Art Gallery. The gallery will be opening in 2021, the project will create over 180 jobs for the region. The Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk – applauded Woollam Constructions for its policy of […]

“changed more in 5 months than I had changed in 5 years”

Ross Larson

Ross Larsson from Mara Global Foods was introduced to the Owner Manager Program through his bank manager at NAB. He completed the Program in late 2018 and early 2019. Established in 2009, Mara Global Foods (MGF) is a family owned food ingredient manufacturing business operating across two sites. One at Shannon Brook and one at […]