Each of the Team at Growth Point Agribusiness has experience in business building. A key aspect of the value you receive is that The Team has been in exactly the same position as you have, each of us has built and grown multiple successful businesses , been involved in business workouts and restructures and been involved with family businesses growth and development. They understand the issues faced by growing businesses and can empathise with how business owners feel at different stages in the business growth cycle.

Having worked with businesses, individuals and organisations throughout Australia and overseas our team literally has hundreds of contacts on whom we draw from, to assist with specific issues or components of projects. This broad network of hands-on specialist providers, when engaged, are there to support your requirements, these cover accounting, CFO, legal, ITC, finance and HR. Consequently, if we need the services of any out-of- the-ordinary skills, we can usually locate such within 48 hours.

This model of specialist resource access means that we do not have a large administrative overhead, supporting such skills in house skills, and that you only invest in the skills required when and as the project requires.

Andrew YoungAndrew Young - Principal

With a background of over 30 years in agribusiness management, facilitation and strategic planning and strategising, you have access to a breadth of experience and insight to projects that I've been involved in.

I've been described as an "expert generalist", a "renaisance man", with the experience, knowledge, passion, and candor to lead select business owners, and their teams, in the discovery, analysis, planning, decision-making, and management of business matters.

In playing an active role as the CEO, manager, and co-investor, in business rollups and group investment projects I have worked in a range of sectors including agribusiness, IT/software, manufacturing, distribution and environmental sectors across regional Australia. Involvement in capital raising, business workouts, management buyouts, management facilitation, strategic marketing, education and mentoring in Australia and across eight other countries, provides unique business exposure..

In addition to many and varied life and business experiences, I have formal qualifications including Marketing, Business Development, Regional Development, Agribusiness, and have also received international recognition for my work in community development project management. I'm currently undertaking further studies in international business innovationa and entrepreneurial business development.

Life is about more than direct business and I have an involvement as the Chair of Cultivate Agribusiness

  • Cultivate is a community leader in Sustainable Agribusiness Development who supports the agribusinesses sector across the Central Highlands of Victoria by delivering a range of targeted activities and projects. Cultivate provides a voice for agribusinesses across the region by promoting and delivering activities that support our farmers, food manufacturer and retailers, and associated businesses.