Free professional support for businesses impacted by abattoir fire

Rural Business Support has been engaged by the Department of State Development to assist businesses directly impacted by the Thomas Foods International (TFI) abattoir fire at Murray Bridge in early January.

RBS is offering eligible business owners up to two hours with Business Advisor, John Christensen.

Eligible businesses are those that have:

• Fewer than 20 employees
• An annual turnover of less than $5m
• At least 20 per cent of revenue generated directly from TFI

Businesses do not have to be located in a particular region but must be based in South Australia.

Business Advisor John Christensen said RBS was keen to work alongside small businesses that had been affected by the fire to manage its impact on revenue and identify strategies to help them move forward.

“Thanks to the Department for State Development’s support, we are pleased to be able to offer this professional business service at no cost to eligible business owners. These can be face to face at a convenient location or over the phone”

“We can then work with them to look at the potential impact of this unfortunate event on their business in the short term, but then explore ways of ensuring they remain competitive, profitable and sustainable into the future.”

Business owners wanting to find out more can contact John Christensen on (08) 8364 2577 or 0448 063 189 or email