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    Celebrating Family Business

    Published on 18 September 2022, Sunday, 11:46 PM
    • Kennards Hire team members celebrating national family business day
    19 September is National Family Business Day, a day to recognise the amazing contribution of all Australian and New Zealand family businesses to our economy, culture and community.

    In Australia and New Zealand, family businesses are the backbone of our social fabric and economies. This is evident when you understand that around 70% of all Australian businesses are family- owned and operated and employing approximately 50 percent the workforce; whilst in New Zealand 75% of consumers trust family businesses more than non-family businesses.

    Just like Kennards Hire, there are plenty of iconic family-owned businesses such as Akubra Hats in Australia and Hynds in New Zealand. But it is not just the large businesses that make an impact. It’s the local corner store where you buy your morning paper, it’s the vet you take your dog to for its annual check-up, or the plumber who fixed your leaking tap. And with so many business still recovering from the last few years, they need our support more than ever.

    Next year Kennards Hire will be celebrating 75 years as a proud third-generation family business.  Kennards Hire has come a long way from a site in Bathurst back in 1948 and this is something the company are pleased to celebrate. Since that day, Kennards Hire has grown to over 190 branches across two countries, employing more than 1,600 people. The company’s philosophy is grounded in its value of ‘One Family’, a value that have served three generations of the Kennard family in creating the iconic hire equipment company we all work in.

    It's a good day to celebrate family business in all its forms – the man in a van tradie, the florist who helps your celebrate the important milestones, and the grocer at your local farmers market. Get out there and show your support to a local family business today.

    To find out more about Family Business Australia or Family Business New Zealand visit their website here.
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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.