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Power Ledger makes Techboard debut

Fintech and cleantech are the most trending sectors this fortnight, with six of Techboard’s top eight companies coming from these sectors.

Hazer tops Techboard rank

Half of the top twelve trending companies in Techboard’s ranking this fortnight are health-techs, with Perth continuing to assert its credentials in the space.

Family Zone tops Techboard rank

WAIITA Incite startup of the year Family Zone is Techboard’s top trending startup for this fortnight, after launching a $4.5 million IPO and capturing significant mindshare as a result.

Shark Shield reaches top spot on Techboard ladder

Safety and security companies featured heavily in Techboard’s top trending startups this past fortnight, with five out of the top ten companies representing the category.

Shark Mitigation hits top Techboard spot

Shark Mitigation Systems has climbed to the top of Techboard’s latest ranking of startup companies, having spent the previous three fortnights at number two.

Curtis jailed for insider trading

High-society white collar criminal Oliver Peter Curtis will spend a year in jail for insider trading that netted him more than $1.4 million when he was 21 years old.

Velpic secures top spot on Techboard rank

Techboard has named Velpic as its top trending company this fortnight, with the eLearning platform undertaking a capital raising and signing its first sporting and hospitality client.

Guthrie named first female MCA chair

Toro Energy chief executive Vanessa Guthrie has been elected the first female chair of the Minerals Council of Australia.

Rhinohide excites investors, tops Techboard

Vehicle protective system Rhinohide has dominated Techboard's startup ranking this fortnight following a successful pitch on Channel Ten's Shark Tank, which led to a bidding war between three of the investors.

Nuheara tops Techboard ranking

Justin Miller's Nuheara has ranked first in this fortnight's Techboard ranking, with Storekat and Curtin University startup ePAT ranked second and third respectively. 

StayWell hotel for Subi XO development

Sydney-based hotel group StayWell Hospitality Group has confirmed it will bring its Park Regis brand to Western Australia after signing deal with developer Dradgin to be part of the former Ace Cinemas site in Subiaco.

Macmahon preferred for Moreton job

Moreton Resources has named Perth-based Macmahon Holdings as the preferred mining partner for its South Burnett coal project.

Aecor buys Vertical Services

Offshore oil and gas services firm Aecor Group has expanded through the acquisition of industrial rope access and inspection company Vertical Services.

Innovation Fund winners named

Freedom Wi-Fi and Triplify have each received $20,000 grants through the City of Joondalup's Innovation Fund, which was established last year to develop entrepreneurial and enterprising business activities.

Crown Perth sweeps AHA awards

Crown Perth has stamped its claim as the state’s best hotel, taking home a swag of prizes at the Australian Hotels Association’s accommodation industry awards last night.

Unregistered builder to pay $42,500 for illegal work

Richard Jonathon Sheridan, the director of One Emperor Pty Ltd (deregistered – ASIC) trading as WOW Makeovers, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in relation to a $250,000 renovation of a Scarborough house between May and November 2011.

UWA's entrepreneurial boost

The University of Western Australia is offering a new program to encourage and foster entrepreneurship among researchers and post-graduate research students. 

Big shifts in Chinese investment

Dramatic structural changes have driven strong shifts in the types of deals being made by Chinese investors in Australia.

Cash Converters up 12% on store buy

Personal loan provider and pawn broker Cash Converters has purchased six Victorian stores from a franchisee for $10.8 million in cash.

Valmec in Exterran acquisition

Local engineering and construction business Valmec will purchase the Australian subsidiary of US oil and gas services giant Exterran, funding the purchase through cash reserves and additional debt.

Green light for Hazelmere industrial

The state government has rezoned almost 200 hectares of land to industrial uses in Hazelmere, north east of Perth Airport.

Norton takes Phoenix stake

Gold developer Norton Gold Fields has taken a stake of 10.8 per cent in Phoenix Gold, but has clarified it has “no present intention to make a takeover offer”.

Whittens awarded for Roy Hill work

Perth based civil and concrete construction company Whittens has been awarded a certificate of excellence for construction of ROM walls at the Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara.

Pindan to build $5m Fitzroy courthouse

A new courthouse for Fitzroy Crossing is a step closer to reality with the construction tender being awarded to building firm Pindan Contracting.

Historic William Street buildings for lease

Expressions of interest to lease Rechabites Hall and the Perth Hostel in Northbridge open today, marking the final stage of the state government’s $6 million revitalisation project for William Street.

Monadelphous extends Neptune contract

Neptune Marine Services has won a 12-month contract extension from engineering firm Monadelphous Group for marine facilities inspection and maintenance work for an undisclosed amount.

Prodonovich chairs SBDC

Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry chief executive Kitty Prodonovich has been appointed chair of the Small Business Development Corporation.

Call for firms to tackle resilience

Low levels of resilience amongst Australian organisations and predictions of more turbulent times ahead have sparked warnings that companies need to boost their ability to survive and adapt, new research has found.

Cape Lambert to loan Timis $US20m

Cape Lambert Resources says it will provide $US20 million through a financing agreement to Timis Mining Corporation to help fund its acquisition of the collapsed London Mining’s Marampa mine assets.

Green Rock sells Ocean Hill prospect to Eneabba

Green Rock Energy has signed a binding agreement with Eneabba Gas to sell its Ocean Hill hydrocarbon block prospect in the Perth Basin for $830,000.

Kin one step closer to Leonora acquisition

Kin Mining has negotiated a revised deal to acquire the Leonora gold project, after previous backer Geolord Resources said it planned to terminate its support for a capital raising.



Unregistered builder to pay $42,500 for illegal work

Richard Jonathon Sheridan, the director of One Emperor Pty Ltd (deregistered – ASIC) trading as WOW Makeovers, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in relation to a $250,000 renovation of a Scarborough house between May and November 2011.

Hall & Prior proceeds with $67m development

Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group has today announced plans to proceed with a $67 million aged care facility in High Wycombe, due for completion in the second half of 2019.

WA venues top national awards

Two Western Australian businesses and a WA venue manager have won major titles at the Australian Hotels Association national awards for excellence, announced at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast last night. 

Alan Tough dies at 77

Local businessman Alan Tough has passed away at the age of 77.

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Broadband network waste of money: iiNet

iiNet managing director Michael Malone has warned a Senate Committee that the federal government's national broadband network is doomed to be a huge monumental failure and a waste of $5 billion of taxpayers money.

Moore River project gets approval

The state government has given conditional approval for the Plunkett family's proposed residential development at Moore River, north of Perth, but has substantially scaled down the size of the project.

WA School of Mines under threat

The globally-respected Western Australian School of Mines campus in Kalgoorlie will inevitably be closed unless far reaching changes are made, some of the school's most prominent graduates have warned.

Port Bouvard lodges Gidgegannup plan

Port Bouvard has lodged its master plan for the Gidgegannup townsite with the City of Swan and the Western Australian Planning Commission following 18 months of planning and environmental investigations.