Inductee to the Australian Businesswomen’s Network’s Hall of Fame, Maggie Beer, has been acknowledged for her business philosophy in an article by Sydney Morning Herald’s My Small Business section titled “What Maggie Beer did next”.
Maggie has not been shy to exploring unknown territory, as the article describes. In 1978 she and her husband Colin started a pheasant farm and restaurant in South Australia when there was no market for the bird. From this she developed her food philosophy of not wasting product, as she told the Herald, “I’d sell raw birds and show people how to use them, even down to how to cut them up when they were having picnics on the side of the dam.”
Now at the helm of a “veritable foodie empire” that grows 20 per cent annually, she has seen the fruits of an “obsessive, micro-managerial style” and the importance of being risk taking, lateral thinking and a troubleshooter. Maggie is one of 17 women whose achievements have been acknowledged in the 2014 Australian Businesswomen’s Network’s Hall of Fame. Read the full article, here. Read about all 17 inductees in the Australian Businesswomen’s Network Hall of Fame, 2014.