Exceptional Magazine : 2016 Exceptional Magazine
61 Exceptional Australia 2016 The Family Business Award of Excellence recognises the exceptional entrepreneurs who lead today’s successful family businesses. With just 13% of all family-owned businesses surviving beyond the second generation, our winners are a testament to the unique resilience, family values and long-term vision that characterise the world’s best family businesses. The award recognises that family businesses are true innovators in their sectors and more often than not, lead their market and contribute greatly to their communities. They join the outstanding family business leaders who are being celebrated in all countries where we hold our Entrepreneur Of The Year award program. Winners of the Family Business Award are invited to attend the EY Global Family Business Summit at World Entrepreneur Of The Year in Monte Carlo, June 2016. At this summit, family business owners will have the opportunity to learn and discuss with their peers the key issues affecting their businesses and families, and attend panel sessions and inspirational keynotes addressing issues facing multigenerational family businesses globally. The Ray White business has succeeded through three generations and the transition to the fourth generation is underway. The strong family governance honours the original family values and enables the core business to flourish, at the same time allowing the later generations to develop their own entrepreneurial pursuits. Family Business Award of Excellence Brian White AO Chairman Ray White Group Brian White is the third generation leader of the Ray White Group — a company founded in 1902 which has grown into the largest real estate franchise group in Australasia. Now, with more than 1,000 offices, the company is represented in all Australian states, New Zealand, Indonesia, Dubai in the UAE and India and recently opened its first offices in China, Beijing and Hong Kong. Employing more than 10,000 people, the company turned over $35 billion in property sales alone last year. The Ray White group remains entirely family owned and led and recently celebrated its successes at its world class Connect Conference in August 2015, hosting more than 2,000 members from across the Group.
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