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Now that’s my kind of ‘salon’

Perth chocoholics have been given an early Easter surprise with the opening of the first Koko Black ‘salon’ last month. Carolyn Herbert reports.

Foreign raiders target maturing market

The arrival of international players has disrupted the local market.

Mining, oil and gas at forefront of growth

AMONG the 3,400 delegates at the recent Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Asso-ciation annual conference in Perth was lawyer Paul Griffin.

Women lawyers push for equal recognition and greater flexibility

Women lawyers in Western Australia are calling for employers to put an end to the inflexible work hours, lack of promotion and recognition and pay inequalities that cause many women to exit the legal profession.

Undercover facility sets up contract win

AMIDST the debate over increased local content on major projects, a big investment in local manufacturing has enabled a Perth company to successfully outbid a Chinese rival.

Day eyes exploration for Kagara

THE new managing director of copper and nickel producer Kagara is planning to reinvigorate the company’s exploration program and restore fading shareholder confidence.

Capital management an ongoing issue for local developers

Despite a pipeline of multi-million dollar projects the Diploma Group faces the challenge of converting those dollars into profits.

Services suite gives student site the edge

MORE than a decade ago, (then) 23-year-old Perth business students Damien Langley, Jeremy Chetty, Craig Chetty and Simon Loader came up with a concept to make the lives of Western Australian students easier.

Heliwest hovers offshore

WESTERN Australian-based Heliwest has struck a deal with local oil and gas company Roc Oil (WA) to provide service and maintenance crew transfers for its Cliff Head project off the coast of Dongara.

Big players make hospital short list

THE prominence of construction giants Leighton Holdings and Brookfield Multiplex in Western Australia has been highlighted by the state government’s announcement of the three shortlisted bidders to design and build the new $1.17 billion children’s hospita

Freo caught between growth and identity

FREMANTLE needs to take action to make the city a more attractive prospect for private and government investment, a report by the Property Council of Australia and consulting firm Urbis has found.

New apartments for city market

The appetite for apartments in Perth’s CBD will be tested when Frasers Property Australia launches its $450 million Queens Riverside development on Adelaide Terrace in East Perth.

JH Wilberforce begins national move

JH Wilberforce has marketed and distributed decorative building products to the Western Australian cabinet-making and furniture industries for more than 50 years.

Moore Australasia sells WA business

Moore Australasia Holdings has announced the sale of its Western Australia business to Fraser and Jenkinson Pty Ltd, trading as Print Media Group.

Growers take fight to CBH over rail system

The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has launched a campaign to introduce competition into Western Australia’s grain haulage system to provide a more open, transparent and low-cost service.

Midland regroups after university pulls out

Plans to develop a $100 million university campus have been scrapped, so what now for the Midland Redevelopment Authority?

Matrix masters its world

After listing just 18 months ago, Matrix Composites and Engineering has become a local success story, with its shares jumping from the $1 issue price to more than $9 this month.

Want a better burger? Go gourmet

Burgers are back, and better than ever. Carolyn Herbert reports.

Owners question ruling on pipeline tariffs

The owners of WA’s major gas pipeline and gas distribution networks are questioning recent decisions by the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) that will affect the tariffs they can charge users of their infrastructure.

Gateway WA tops roadworks priorities

BUSINESSES and motoring groups are urging the state government to move quickly on the Gateway WA project, with the aim of alleviating traffic congestion on the road network surrounding Perth Airport.

Unified push to advance SW rail projects

Rail infrastructure in Western Australia’s South West is expected to receive a boost, with about six major upgrade projects in play.

TCH building business on fraternal bond

MADDINGTON-BASED Thermal Comfort Homes is hoping to take advantage of the accommodation shortage in the state’s north-west to build on its business and expand its customer base.

Crumpet has brekkie rivals on toast

Keeping the customers happy is what Jessica Doyle says Crumpet is all about. Carolyn Herbert reports.

Collier releases new skills strategy

The State government says its top priority is to provide training opportunities for West Australians, but admits targeted migration will be an essential part of its new strategy to address future skills shortages.

Willy Wonkas feast on chocolate success

Fifteen years on from the original idea, the owners of The Margaret River Chocolate Company and Providore Margaret River have drawn on their triumphs and pitfalls to shape their businesses into two of the South West’s most successful tourism spots.

Award for Hames Sharley

ARCHITECTURE firm Hames Sharley was recognised at this year’s Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall WA Innovation & Excellence Awards for its work on 100 St Georges Terrace/Enex100.

Raktacino... worth the trek to Salter Point

Raktacino is anything but a quaint little cafe in the suburbs. Carolyn Herbert reports

Industry thumbs-up for training reforms

The Federal Government’s plan to introduce training and migration reforms to tackle skills shortages in the resources sector has received a cautious, but positive welcome by industry groups.

New Holland in Farmpower deal

FARM equipment dealership Farmpower has been brought out of administration after agricultural manufacturing giant New Holland acquired the Northam-based business under a deed of company arrangement.

Giant GE plans $80m training complex

Global business giant GE has announced plans to open an $80 million custom-built technology and learning complex on a 100,000-square metre site at Jandakot Airport.

Giant GE plans $80m training complex

Global business giant GE announced its plans to open an $80 million state-of -the-art technology and learning complex on a 100,00 square metre site at Jandakot Airport.

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Growers take fight to CBH over rail system

The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has launched a campaign to introduce competition into Western Australia’s grain haulage system to provide a more open, transparent and low-cost service.

Buswell launches state housing strategy

The state government says that its new affordable housing strategy will increase the availability of affordable housing in WA, making it easier for the average Western Australian to own their own home.

Turning adversity into WA’s Advantage

A FACTORY fire, the global financial crisis and the rise of Chinese imports have not stopped David Devoy and Darren Bee from cementing Advantage Air as the largest manufacturer of air-conditioning components in Western Australia.