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Nicholas Clarke

Nic is the content researcher at Business News. He handles the research of new lists for BNiQ, as well as collecting and compiling corporate finance and directors' interest data. Nic is also responsible for the appointments section, and is usually the primary contact for those wanting to have their organisation added to the website and database. He joined Business News in 2015 after studying journalism, humanities and science at the University of Western Australia.

ASG nets $40m Western Power contract

ASG Group has announced a new $40 million contract with Western Power, joining Zetta Group and Nextgen Group in winning new information and communications technology contracts with the utility.

WA vehicle sales down

Western Australian automotive sales have gone against the national trend for the month of July, down nearly 13 per cent on those of July 2014, despite a national increase in sales.

State, Brookfield sign Karratha contract

The state government has awarded Brookfield Multiplex the design and construction contract for the $207 million Karratha Health Campus.

Decmil wins $57m in defence contracts

The federal government has awarded $57 million in defence contracts to Perth-based company Decmil Group.

Metronode $20m upgrade to Perth facility

Australian data centre provider Metronode has announced a $20 million expansion to triple the size of its Shenton Park facility.

Brierty gets $13.5m freeway contract

Perth-based company Brierty has received a $13.5 million contract from the state government to widen the southbound section of the Kwinana Freeway from Armadale Road to Russell Road.

APE Mobile nets $2m funding

Perth-based software firm APE Mobile has raised $2 million through private equity fund managers Jolimont Global and Viburnum Funds.

TFS completes US pharma acquisition

Perth-based Indian sandalwood company TFS Corporation has completed its purchase of US-based pharmaceutical companies Viroxis Corporation and Santalis Pharmaceuticals.

Perth company in spill equipment merger

Welshpool-based Perth Petroleum Services has struck a merger deal with Melbourne-based Global Spill Control, creating Australia’s largest retailer and manufacturer of spill equipment.

Red Gum to acquire security firms

Perth companies MCS Security Group and Intiga Security are planning to list on the ASX through a reverse takeover of Red Gum Resources, following a similar move by Threat Protect Australia, which is also pursuing a backdoor listing.

Panoramic cuts workforce at Lanfranchi

Panoramic Resources has responded to the slump in nickel prices by halting production in the Deacon orebody at its Lanfranchi project, resulting in half the project staff being laid off over the weekend.

Sirius selects diesel/solar power tender

Sirius Resources has announced that it has nominated Belmont-based Zenith Pacific as its preferred tenderer to build, own, operate and maintain a combined diesel-solar power station at Sirius’ Nova nickel project in Fraser Range.

Empire expects gas sales to triple

Perth-based company Empire Oil and Gas has announced that it expects to triple its cash sales this financial year as it begins tranche 2 of its gas sales agreement with Alcoa.

$20.2m regional aged care boost

The state government has announced a $20.2 million investment into regional aged care under its Royalties for Regions scheme.

Aleator offer oversubscribed at $3.3m

Perth-based telecommunications business Vonex’s backdoor listing through acquisition by Aleator Energy has received a big boost after the Aleator share purchase plan closed 374 per cent oversubscribed.

Monadelphous wins $130m in contracts

Perth-based engineering and construction company Monadelphous today announced new contracts worth $130 million.

RNI up on gold assets sale to MLX

RNI shares leapt this morning on news that the company is selling its Grosvenor gold project to Metals X in a scrip deal that will help the company refocus on its copper assets.

WGK wins US$6m pipeline contract

Engineering services contractor Wood Group Kenny Australia has been awarded a US$6 million contract for work on the Browse floating liquefied natural gas development.

Buru, Alcoa terminate agreement

Buru Energy has announced the termination of its gas sales agreement with Alcoa of Australia.

Encounter, Antofagasta change farm-in

Encounter Resources shares dropped today after the announcement that Antofagasta Minerals Perth had withdrawn from the from its previous Yeneena copper project $US20 million farm-in agreement.

Ungani oilfield officially opened

Buru Energy’s Ungani oilfield was today officially opened by Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion.

WA winery wins best value award

Mt Barker winery West Cape Howe Wines was named best value winery of the year at last night’s Halliday Wine Companion Awards.

Raw Hire to cease hire services

Raw Hire will close its Pilbara vehicle hire operations in response to the mining slow down.

Mincor reports operating loss

Shares in West Perth nickel miner Mincor Resources fell today with the announcement of its quarterly results, which reported a $1.51 million operating loss for the quarter and an unaudited $17.68 million profit for the year.

MMA Offshore flags $120m impairment

Fremantle-based marine services company MMA Offshore has announced that it expects to make a $120 million non-cash impairment for the 2015 financial year.

Pura Vida plunges on exploration result

Shares in Perth-based African oil explorer Pura Vida Energy took a hit today, dropping more than 50 per cent after it advised that a key exploration well in Morocco had produced disappointing results.

Zetta nets Western Power ICT contract

Perth-based ICT and cloud services company Zetta Group has secured a multimillion dollar contract with Western Power to provide end-user computing support to its staff.

Base Resources up on Q4 report

West Perth-based miner Base Resources closed the day up 4.5 per cent to 11.5 cents a share after its quarterly report announced record sales volumes across all its products.

NRW wins $140m Rio contract

Belmont-based NRW Holdings has been awarded a $140 million contract with Rio Tinto.

Piaf wins 9 Helpmanns

The 2015 Perth International Arts Festival has won national acclaim, bringing home nine Helpmann Awards at a ceremony last night.

Phytotech completes merger

Perth-based medical cannabis company Phytotech Medical has completed its $20.7 million merger with Canada-based firm MMJ Bioscience and raised $4.8 million in an oversubscribed placement to sophisticated investors.

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Marcus Michael passes away

Perth-based company director and accountant Marcus Michael, who worked with multiple mining and exploration companies, passed away last Thursday at the age of 48.

NRW wins $140m Rio contract

Belmont-based NRW Holdings has been awarded a $140 million contract with Rio Tinto.

Monadelphous wins $130m in contracts

Perth-based engineering and construction company Monadelphous today announced new contracts worth $130 million.

Raw Hire to cease hire services

Raw Hire will close its Pilbara vehicle hire operations in response to the mining slow down.

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State, Brookfield sign Karratha contract

The state government has awarded Brookfield Multiplex the design and construction contract for the $207 million Karratha Health Campus.

KDL's $14.6m upgrade to Botswana mine

Kimberley Diamonds has announced that it is injecting $14.6 million into its Lerala diamond mine in Botswana, less than three weeks after it abruptly closed its Ellendale mine with its workers left out pocket.

Zetta nets Western Power ICT contract

Perth-based ICT and cloud services company Zetta Group has secured a multimillion dollar contract with Western Power to provide end-user computing support to its staff.

Aleator offer oversubscribed at $3.3m

Perth-based telecommunications business Vonex’s backdoor listing through acquisition by Aleator Energy has received a big boost after the Aleator share purchase plan closed 374 per cent oversubscribed.