Beauchamp James & Wendy
Occupation: Dairy Farmer
James spent part of his young adult life as a jackeroo. Wendy was the daughter of a farmer and when James and Wendy married they plunged into building their own dairy farm. But 12 years after beginning their dairy farm, James and Wendy could see that farming had bought them hard work, long hours, growing debt and little hope of the free lifestyle that they had wanted.
In November 1988 , an acquaintance asked James and Wendy to look at a new business opportunity. James was excited about the new opportunity whilst initially Wendy just saw it as adding to their workload. When James explained that the new business could help them to obtain the finance to get off the farm, they both got excited and began to work their new business.
By August 1991, the Beauchamp's had not only made their new business work, they had reached Diamond. James adds that the best reward of all is the freedom to spend time with his family. " The freedom that this business provides has let me do that."