Out and About - October 2017 - Elders Rural Services

Risk it to win it

Elders recently won Vero’s RM Advancer Liability Award which recognises our commitment to developing practical and relevant ways to address risk and reduce Elders’ liability risk exposures.

These improvements have seen a reduction of claims made against Elders and more effective management of those claims that are made.   This, in turn, has resulted in a direct improvement to the bottom line through reduction in expenses such as legal fees, damages claims and insurance premiums.

In particular, congratulations go to Kerri Stephens (seen here accepting the award) and Melissa Oors-L’Estrange from Risk and Patrick White, Karena Milios and Rhys French from Legal and Compliance for all their hard work in the area of risk management.

Who's Your Banker pays off

Maffra TSM Aaron Ralph, successfully referred a client to Korumburra AFM, Allie Ross, resulting in a new StockCo facility.


Marree Telford (SSO, Barham) pictured with Mark Smith (AFM).

Katherine TSM, John Young, was congratulated by Greg Dunne for his work referring business to Financial Services that resulted in a $500k StockCo facility. Well done to John and the team at Katherine for their proactive approach to referrals and showing strong, ongoing support of Elders Financial Services division.

Western Farm Supplies give back

Shout out to the Western Farm Supplies team who raised $2650.00 for the Elders Give It program at their recent Farm Supplies conference. Funds will go directly to our three partners Landcare, beyondblue and the RFDS and were raised through an auction on the night. Thank you for your generosity!

Pictured above (from left):
John Mason – Kenso (Donated)
Steve Cameron – Kenso (Donated)
Martin Cayzer – Titan (Purchaser)
Jim Sangalli – Elders – RE Sales Manager – West Zone (Auctioneer)

REINT Awards

Congratulations to Elders Real Estate Darwin on their success at the recent Real Estate Institute of Northern Territory’s Awards for Excellence! Gennie Cox (left) from the Palmerston Office was awarded Residential Salesperson of the Year, and Paris Seekings (right) from the Darwin office was recognised with the Corporate Support Person of the Year!

Collaboration key for Elders Financial Planning

As part of their strategy for greater collaboration across the Elders Group, The Elders Financial Planning team and Mildura branch recently held a very successful seminar with a strong attendance of 42 Elders clients.

Specialist guest speakers discussed some of the important topics that are forefront in many of the farming communities such as Centrelink Strategies, Aged Care and Family Farm Succession Planning.

The whole event was a tremendous success with very positive client feedback and interest.

A big thank you must go to the following people

Chuck Audino (EFP Financial Planner)

Ross Price (Mildura Branch Manager)

Sharon Fisher (EFP Mildura)

Chelsea Blight (Challenger group)

Peter Cain (Iron Group Lawyers)

Albury Traineeship Workshop

The second traineeship workshop for the year was held in Albury this month, with Zone General Manager – South, Malcolm Hunt joining the workshops to present.

Hargreaves’ big win

Peter Hargeaves (Elders Livestock Account Manager – Nyngan) and his wife Jenny congratulate their son Jack after winning the Australian Men’s Fours World Championships in Florida. This is the first time Australia has reclaimed the title since 1991!