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Mark Beyer

Mark Beyer has responsibility for all content produced by Business News, including daily online news, the fortnightly magazine and the BNiQ database. As well as overseing the Editorial team, he has a particular interest in reporting on corporate finance, the professions and family business. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. He has worked for The Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, and also has public relations and corporate affairs experience. Before becoming a journalist, he was an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra. 

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Beyer, Matt Mckenzie, and Katie McDonald discuss the latest economic growth data, three intriguing takeover prospects (Atlas Iron, HBF, BGC), stockmarket floats, including Primero group, agricultural projects in WA's north, the continuing debate over fly-in-fly-out, and our special report on Perth apartment projects.

Waste JV wins Rio contract

A joint venture established by global waste management company Veolia and indigenous partner Our Country has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract covering Rio Tinto’s entire Pilbara iron ore operations.

BGC sale a unique opportunity

BGC’s vertically integrated structure is unlike any other business in Australia and will narrow the field of potential buyers.

Govt backs controversial Fifo camp

The state government has backed plans for a 700-bed workers camp at Karratha, despite opposition from the local community, after Woodside Petroleum launched a website that is meant to boost local employment on future gas projects.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss FMG expansion, Quintis, Cooper & Oxley, defence contracts, Immersive Technologies, and our special report on distilleries and breweries.

Primero prepares for ASX listing

Perth-based engineering firm Primero Group has appointed company director Mark Connelly as chairman and broking firm Cannacord Genuity as lead manager as its finalises plans for an initial public offering.

Immersive charts new markets after 25 years

Mining-focused technology company Immersive Technologies has the rare distinction of becoming a global leader while retaining local ownership and control.

WA gold miner fined $35,000

A subsidiary of ASX-listed Westgold Resources has been fined $35,000 after a mine site worker was injured when he was struck by a 322 kilogram jib attachment on an integrated tool carrier.

Data #3 expands into CBD

National IT services company Data#3 has joined many other businesses taking advantage of good leasing deals in the CBD market, moving this week into a new office that is double the size of its West Pe

ICT convergence changes market

Small business owners need to keep sight of the basics when they seek to navigate technology trends.

Shipbuilding JV created for $3bn navy project

German shipbuilder Lürssen has unveiled plans to establish a joint venture with local contractor Civmec to build 10 offshore patrol vessels at Henderson, two weeks after it failed to strike a deal with experienced shipbuilder Austal.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss BGC, Wesfarmers, National Lifestyle Villages, battery plant speculation, blockchain, and our special report is information and communications technology.

BGC up for sale

BGC Australia director Sam Buckeridge announced this afternoon that the sprawling property and construction empire built by his late father Len Buckeridge is being prepared for sale.

Sydney investor buys National Lifestyle Villages

Sydney-based investor Rob Nichols has teamed up with Singapore-based investment fund GIC to buy the assets of Perth company National Lifestyle Villages following a review led by Sirona Capital director Kelvin Flynn, who has run NLV since October last year.

Schneider Electric positive on WA

Global company Schneider Electric anticipates continued strong trading in Western Australia, helped by work on established resources projects, new lithium developments and its Clipsal business.

Civmec profit up ahead of defence work

The Henderson contractor that outplayed local shipbuilder Austal for a share of work on the navy’s new offshore patrol vessels has doubled profit over the past nine months, but it remains unclear how much work it will gain from the $3.5 billion project.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss defence contracts, LNG developments, high density housing, master entrepreneurs, The West Australian, lithium and our special report on philanthropy.

Cleaning up, clearing out

Entrepreneur lunch: Navitas managing director Rod Jones recently found a simple way to end in-house confusion about his phased handover to successor David Buckingham.

Constant re-engineering needed

Entrepreneur lunch: Coogee Chemicals executive director Gordon Martin struck a chord at this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year lunch when he said all businesses needed to re-engineer their cost structure every few years.

Business leaders see potential

Entrepreneur lunch: Peter Prendiville, Rod Jones, Gordon Martin and John Rothwell have outlined the challenges they see in diversifying WA’s economy.

Chevron proposes shared offshore pipeline

Chevron Australia managing director Nigel Hearne has proposed a major shift in the development of WA’s offshore gas reserves, suggesting the industry should collaborate to build a multi-user pipeline to be shared by multiple LNG producers.

Clough wins BHP South Flank contract

Engineering company Clough has been contracted for early works for the non-process infrastructure at BHP Billiton’s $4.6 billion South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss the state and federal budgets, three byelections in WA (or maybe four), regulator activity, and our special report this week is the wine industry.

Landgate, TAB sales still in the offing

Treasurer Ben Wyatt said today the government was still working on the proposed sale of land registry service Landgate and gaming agency TAB.

Miners, property buyers face higher levies

State government revenue will be boosted by several policy measures announced today, including increased cost recovery from the mining, maritime and justice sectors, removal of the resource sector’s exemption from a training levy, and an increased levy on foreign property buyers.

Court imposes $20m freeze order on Roy Hill contractor

Spanish-owned contractor Duro Felguera Australia, which is involved in multiple legal disputes arising from its work on big resources projects, has been ordered to set aside $20 million because of concerns it would not be able to pay potential claims.

New Burrup projects aim to defy history

Two groups aspiring to build gas processing projects on the Burrup Peninsula are aiming to fare better than many others have in the environmentally sensitive area.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss Belmont Park apartments, Lithium projects, Fringe Festival, Chris Sutherland, and BN's special report on universities.

National contract win for Harrier

Former Rising Stars award winner Harrier Human Capital has continued its rapid national expansion, winning a $15 million recruitment contract with AGL Energy.

Steinberg-backed fund completes $160m purchase

A new business backed by Quadrant Private Equity and the Perth-based family of Timezone founder Malcolm Steinberg has completed the purchase of Ardent Leisure Group’s bowling and entertainment division.

$400m water project to boost South West

An ambitious water supply project in Western Australia's South West is set to proceed after gaining federal government backing, with Collie Water chairman Peter Fogarty saying he was well advanced in securing private investors to complete funding.

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Shortlist to run Rio facilities

Sodexo has been shortlisted with two other companies to manage all of Rio Tinto’s camps and other facilities in the Pilbara, in the same week it has been awarded a contract to run Shell’s Prelude Floating LNG facility.

TPG to end ‘country club’ culture

The final step in TPG Telecom’s takeover of iiNet is due to happen today, when iiNet shareholders will be paid $9.55 per share, however, staff and customers face an uncertain future.

Cooper & Oxley on the brink

Cooper & Oxley Builders, which is one of the 10 largest construction companies in Perth, has suspended work on its projects while it reviews its financial viability.

JCY goes into liquidation

Major Perth architecture practice JCY has been placed into liquidation after being hit by the slowdown in work volumes, pricing pressures and losses on the Perth Children’s Hospital.

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TPG to end ‘country club’ culture

The final step in TPG Telecom’s takeover of iiNet is due to happen today, when iiNet shareholders will be paid $9.55 per share, however, staff and customers face an uncertain future.

Canberra is "really hopeless": Walsh

WA industry leaders Richard Goyder, Sam Walsh and Andrew Forrest lined up today to criticise deputy prime minister Julia Gillard and the federal government's tax and economic policies.

Woodside to spend $400m on Fifo camp

Woodside Petroleum is hoping to win state government backing for a new 700-bed fly-in, fly-out camp at Karratha, after selecting a consortium led by Multiplex and Compass Group to build, own and operate the facility.

Perth tech pioneer passes away

Conrad Crisafulli, who was one of the pioneers of venture capital investing and technology commercialisation in Western Australia, has died after a long illness.