The Australian Made Campaign is encouraging businesses across Australia to promote their heritage on Family Business Day which is held annually on 19 September.
Family Business Day is an opportunity for all family and non-family members of the family business, as well as stakeholders and local governments to come together and recognise this important sector.
More than two thirds of all Australian businesses are family businesses, and many of those make and grow the products they sell in Australia, keeping local farms and manufacturing plants in business and local people in jobs.
Many of the country’s largest and most loved companies started off as a family business including Australian Made licensees Coopers Brewery, Willow, AH Beard, Ugg Australia and Akubra Hats.
Family farmers and manufacturers are encouraged to use the hashtags #madebyourfamily and #grownbyourfamily to help promote their products on social media or use the special social media tiles created for the day.
To find products made and grown locally by family businesses, consumers can look for the FBA emblem and Australian Made, Australian Grown kangaroo logos on products in-store, search for the hashtags online or visit www.fambiz.org.au and www.australianmade.com.au.