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Mark Beyer

As editor, Mark oversees the day-to-day online news at Business News. His particular brief is following major deals, the professions and private/family businesses. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. Before becoming a journalist, he was an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra. He has worked for The Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, and also has public relations and corporate affairs experience. 

CPB wins Wanneroo Rd upgrade

CPB Contractors has added to its portfolio of Main Roads projects after being selected as preferred contractor for a $50 million upgrade of the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive intersection.

Deloitte wins Ellenbrook contract

Deloitte has won a state government contract to prepare a business case for the Morley to Ellenbrook rail line, to be undertaken in parallel with another study looking at route options.

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Podcast: Mark Beyer and Matt McKenzie discuss the WA Club, Subiaco Pavilion Markets, two hotels changing hands, house prices, Andrew Forrest's philanthropy, WA's award winning wineries and our special report on small business.

Blackburne plans $250m Subi project

Apartment developer Blackburne has sketched out ambitious plans for one of Perth’s most contentious properties, after paying $25 million for the Subiaco Pavilion Markets site.

Forrest pledges $100m for oceans research

Minderoo Foundation has today announced a $100 million research initiative designed to study and protect global marine life and its chairman Andrew Forrest has used the occasion to attack the federal government’s new marine parks plan.

Gerard Daniels appoints CEO

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels has updated its leadership structure, with the appointment of Alison Gaines as chief executive and the recruitment of Steve Scudamore as chairman of its advisory board.

Business club goes into administration

The Western Australian Club, which has been running since 1893, has been placed in the hands of administrators, one week after another historic icon - West Perth Football Club, founded in 1885 – took the same path.

MinRes, Brockman strike $300m mine deal

Mineral Resources and Brockman Mining have announced plans to jointly develop a major iron ore mine that will underpin construction of a new rail line and port facilities at Port Hedland.

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Podcast: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss lithium's $2 billion plus expansion, iron ore revival continues, Charlie Bass, digital health, Brendan Gore, and our oil and gas features reveals 15 projects.

Health review takes digital focus

A Perth expo has showcased the technology innovations local and national companies are bringing to WA's health sector, but nothing like Mercy Virtual, a four-storey hospital in the US with 700 doctors and nurses and no patients.

Three WA winners target national EY awards

Three Perth entrepreneurs in the fields of solar energy, defence technology and engineering services are heading to the EY national finals.

Fleetwood in $44m acquisitions

Fleetwood Corporation has continued with a major reshaping of its business, announcing two acquisitions on the east coast and a $60 million capital raising, one month after selling its caravan manufacturing business.

Diverse businesses deliver social impact

Companies as diverse as multinational Konica Minolta and local startup Kirrikin are operating as both for-profit and for-purpose businesses.

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PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss positive signs in the property market, new mining and gas projects, a 'staggering' oil discovery, and our annual review of WA's arts companies.

Somers & Partners links with Mejority Capital

Perth finance executives Andrew Frazer and Simon Lill have agreed to a strategic alliance between their respective businesses.

Appbot embraces AI for new service

Perth tech startup Appbot, which counts 35 per cent of the world’s top charting app developers as customers, has turned to artificial intelligence to develop a new service that helps organisations manage large volumes of feedback.

Westport planning continues long port saga

With public consultation on the state government’s Westport project starting this month, we look back at more than 20 years of planning for an outer harbour at Kwinana.

BDO backs Atlas takeover

Hancock Prospecting’s $390 million takeover bid for struggling iron ore miner Atlas Iron has been endorsed by independent expert BDO, which found the pricing was fair and reasonable.

Growth in alternative financing

SPECIAL REPORT: Private equity groups and credit funds are delivering a diverse range of financing options for mining projects.

New corporate advisory players lift market share

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australian companies were involved in 235 corporate finance deals worth $6.9 billion in the June quarter, with new advisory firms playing an increasing role, research by Business News has found.

Sternship making its mark

SPECIAL REPORT: A new corporate advisory firm working from a historic building in West Perth has rapidly made an impact, advising on more than a dozen transactions for public and private companies.

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PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Matt Mckenzie discuss closures in the hospitality sector, growth in the Pilbara, residential property, the outlook for oil and energy markets, and our quarterly corporate finance review dissects 235 WA deals worth $7 billion.

CERI gains growth funding

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation in Nedlands recorded two notable achievements last week, winning a state government grant and graduating its second cohort of budding entrepreneurs.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss GST changes, house prices, contract news, Mining technology, airfares, and total shareholder returns.

$16.5m for small business advisers

Accounting firm RSM and Bunbury-based consultancy IPS have won the lion’s share of work under a new round of state government contracts to deliver the Business Local support program across regional Western Australia.

Indigenous contractors deliver through diversity

SPECIAL REPORT: An emerging indigenous contractor has called for a strategic rethink of the sector after a tumultuous year.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss defence contracts, Scarborough high rise, Landgate and TAB privatisation, Atlas Iron, 2018's RIsing Stars, and our special report on Indigenous business.

Prospector wins appeal against minister

A three-year battle over an exploration licence in the northern Goldfields has resulted in a win for prospector Andrew Paterson, who appealed against a ruling by the former mines and petroleum minister in favour of listed company Connected IO.

West Pilbara corp boosts commercial offering

SPECIAL REPORT: Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation is a registered native title body that has evolved rapidly in recent years to have growing commercial operations supported by strong governance and financial practices.

GRA repositions after 10 years

Perth lobbying firm GRA Everingham has announced a new name along with a broadening of its services and an update to its ownership.

Gamble bets on rural NSW venture

Restaurateur Kim Gamble is enjoying the country life in NSW after 30 years of running cafes and bars in Perth.

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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.