Business News provides opportunities across a range of disciplines, from journalism, marketing and sales, graphic design, photography and production. Business News is an equal opportunity employer that offers a supportive and an entrepreneurial environment.

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Core values

Business News core values are:

  • Integrity and Truth
  • Positive and Confident
  • Support and Encourage Entrepreneurial Attitude
  • Understand and Support Business
  • Admire Innovation
  • Strive for Excellence and Best Practice
  • Value and Support Personal Learning and Growth

Corporate history

WA Business News came to life as a fortnightly newspaper in 1993, offering Western Australia's business people their first taste of an independently owned news format exclusively about them and for them. It was rebranded to Business News in April 2013. Today, Business News has evolved to become Western Australia's leading general business news and information service. 

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Business News is committed to playing a key role in supporting and promoting businesses through its sponsorship and long standing support of community and business groups throughout the state.

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Our aim at Business News is to be the best news and information service, providing the insights, connection and opportunities of doing business in the nation's most successful economy.

We achieve this through an editorial team that is committed to delivering quality and trusted news and information and engaging with the full range of business sectors in the WA economy.

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bn design

Business News Design is a specialist advertising and graphic design service that specialises in serving clients business-to-business design and publishing needs from concept to fulfillment. Our design team assists clients across all industry sectors in producing high-quality advertising and marketing products for both print and digital execution.

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Our team

It takes about 40 dedicated people to provide the state's most comprehensive general business news and information service. And that’s not counting the contributors, and our all-important external contractors! Each day our team is creating quality on-line news, publishing a high quality newspaper, putting together major events, compiling a rich database on WA industry and talking to business at every level. It’s the focus and team spirit that allows Business News to service the ever growing news and information needs of the state's growing business sector.

Elton Swarts
Elton Swarts
Executive Chairman
Mark Pownall
Mark Pownall
Head of Content
Allison Cairns
Allison Cairns
Subscriptions Manager
Suna Cavanagh
Suna Cavanagh
GM Ad Sales & Events
John Dawson
John Dawson
Charlie Gunningham
Charlie Gunningham
GM Digital


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