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Industry Breakfast: Future-proof your business to reap the rewards tomorrow

For most owners, their business is their number one asset, investment and income stream. Yet according to recent research by accounting and advisory firm William Buck, only 35% of owners have a plan for the future of their business. Failing to proactively plan for the future can result in a loss of income, limited options for exit and failure to realise the full value of your most valuable asset.

Understanding your future exit is fundamental in determining the strategic direction of your business today.

Join the Manufacturing LAB at Australian Manufacturing Week for a lively and interactive panel discussion in which our experts will share their tips for future proofing your manufacturing business.

What is the Manufacturing LAB?

The Manufacturing LAB is collaborative initiative between Coleman Greig Lawyers, William Buck Accountants and Advisors, and St. George Bank. Bringing together a network of experts and industry leaders, the LAB empowers manufacturing businesses to connect, learn and grow.

Hosted by William Buck Director, John Spender, our panel will address these issues and more.

  • Key exit strategies
  • Securing future income streams
  • How to identify, maintain and maximise the value of your business
  • Financial and legal structures for optimal flexibility
  • Maximising your after-tax position
  • Making your business attractive to buyers and private equity

Date : Thursday 9th June
Time : 8:30am
Duration : 1hr 30min
Venue : International Convention Centre 
John Spender, Director
William Buck
John leads William Buck's practice in Western Sydney. He assists manufacturing businesses with a broad range of advice including; growth strategies, exit planning, financial management and tax planning. With a determination to get tangible results, John acts as a sounding board and mentor to his clients. 
Mark Calvetti, Director
William Buck

Mark is the national leader of William Buck’s Corporate Advisory division. He works with both private and public businesses to develop exit strategies that maximise the value of their business including; Business sales, IPOs, private equity deals and family succession. Mark also provides capital restructuring advice (debt and equity), business valuations and financial due diligence.

Matthew Kelly,
Head of Manufacturing and Wholesale
St. George Bank

Matthew is the Head of Manufacturing and Wholesale for St. George Bank and has been with the bank for over 30 years, the last 8 years have been focused on clients in the Manufacturing industry.  

Rebecca Hegarty, Director
Coleman Greig

Rebecca Hegarty is the Head of Coleman Greig Lawyer's Commercial Law practice. Rebecca assists manufacturing businesses and their logistics partners in a range of ways including; developing effective commercial policies and procedures, contract negotiations and commercial transactions. She has a robust  knowledge of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) and expertise in insolvency issues. Rebecca is a trusted advisor to clients, which include a range of subsidiaries of multinationals, SMEs and family businesses.