Shanna Crispin

Shanna worked as a reporter at Business News from early 2012 to late 2014. As a journalist for Business News Shanna covered the community and arts, not-for-profit, health, technology, innovation and hospitality sectors.

Success of Healthway partnership validates Matthews’ strategic plan

The WACA is reaping rewards from a controversial sponsorship decision almost 12 months ago.

ASG offshores to build on $9m profit

Perth-based ASG Group has announced plans to offshore 10 per cent of its workforce on the back of a return to profit for the 2013-14 financial year.

Different routes to reach grape expectations

FEATURE: Established wineries are setting their sights on longer-term goals as the sector recovers from the issues of the past decade, and faces new challenges.

Salitage up for sale

The Salitage winery in Pemberton has been put on the market for $7.9 million nearly two years after owners John and Jenny Horgan failed to sell off luxury accommodation at the estate.

ASG centre sells for $11.7m

Perth information technology company ASG Group has offloaded its flagship data centre about a year after putting it up for sale.

Amcom falls on lower profit growth

Shares in Amcom Telecommunications have fallen more than 5 per cent on the back of a significant decrease in profit growth for the 2013-14 financial year.

Torabi’s Gelare has bigger fish to fry

Local player Gelare is keeping pace with the big ice cream brands.

Fly By Night lease controversy

Controversy has erupted over The National Trust’s decision to end not-for-profit group Fly By Night’s lease of the Artillery Drill Hall in Fremantle.

Big returns from big data

FEATURE: Curtin University has introduced leading-edge technology to improve student retention.

Goh’s tech play lists

Steven Goh’s Asia-focused social networking business migme has launched on the Australian Securities Exchange following a reverse takeover of gold explorer Latin Gold.

Evans opens restaurant

The latest celebrity chef to join WA’s culinary scene, Pete Evans, has officially opened the doors of his new restaurant at Fraser Suites.

Buoyant WA dining out

The state’s restaurant sector appears to be enjoying a boost in activity as new statistics show significant growth in online reservations.

Diverse suitors seeking Chinese favour

Western Australian businesses are having to work harder to secure investment from China as high net-worth Chinese seek opportunities outside of the resources sector.

Empired thrives on acquisitions

Perth-based Empired has reported stellar results for the 2013-14 financial year on the back of a national acquisition strategy.

Tourism WA scoops $4.8m China Southern deal

Tourism WA has signed a second cooperative marketing agreement with China Southern Airlines worth an initial $4.8 million.

Private funding to play a pivotal role in art gallery’s future

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is bursting at the seams, but determining the best funding model for any future growth is a work in progress.

Datacom in national deal

Perth-based Datacom Systems WA has beefed up its data centre capacity as demand for hosted and cloud-based services grows.

Chefs leverage personal brands

FEATURE: There’s no doubting the power of celebrity when it comes to fine cuisine.

Data gives digital media a measurable edge

FEATURE: Digital media’s ubiquitous offerings are increasingly changing the business of advertising and branding.

Amcom up 4%

Shares in Amcom Telecommunications have risen 4 per cent following the announcement of the company’s largest-ever unified communications contract.

Packers' $1m for PIAF

The Packer family and Crown Resorts have committed $1 million to secure a key act for the 2015 Perth International Arts Festival.

Bitcoins show result for Digital CC

Perth company Digital CC has revealed its first sales results for investment in the virtual bitcoin industry with revenue reaching $US2.1 million to the end of June 2014.

Uber flouts WA laws

Charter vehicle company Uber is consciously breaking Western Australian laws in what it has described as an act of ‘civil disobedience’.

Packers launch $200m philanthropic fund

The Packer family has launched a $200 million National Philanthropic Fund targeting arts and indigenous education, to the applause of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA.

Congestion blamed on tailgaters

Tailgaters are exacerbating Perth’s increasing congestion problem with new research showing they account for the significant majority of crashes on the city’s freeways.

Geraldton Port second major win for IFS

Global technology provider IFS has marked its second major contract win in recent months with the Mid West Ports Authority announcing it will implement its enterprise-wide software system.

The mortgage matchmaker

Daniel Jovevski confesses to fitting many of the stereotypes commonly associated with gen Y, especially when it comes to a lack of patience and an addiction to technology.

Telethon funds focus builds social connections

Iconic medical research institute is increasing philanthropic revenue.

Muzz Buzz diversification “appealing to women”

Coffee franchise Muzz Buzz has introduced drive-thru ATMs to its business in a move it claims should appeal to women and people with mobility issues.

Brierty expects $250m revenue

Shares in diversified contractor Brierty have risen 18 per cent following news it expects total revenue of around $250 million for the 2013-14 financial year.

Gambling on growth

Lotterywest is seeking to reinvigorate sales as Sunday trading laws and an ageing customer base dampen revenue growth.



Perth takes best bar, hotel titles

One of Perth’s small bars has been named the best metropolitan bar in Australia, while Crown Metropol Perth has taken the title of best overall accommodation hotel.

Perth entrepreneur taps public market

More than a decade after leaving Perth, a local entrepreneur has returned west to drum up investment for his latest venture.

WA contractor bought for $41m

East coast engineering and contracting group Seymour Whyte Constructions is to enter the Western Australian market through the $41.2 million acquisition of privately owned business Rob Carr.

Amcom bought for $653m

Vocus Communications has been successful in its bid to take over Amcom Telecommunications with the pair agreeing to a deal valuing Amcom at $652.7 million.

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Perth’s bad driving key to congestion fix

Addressing Perth drivers’ notorious inability to merge has emerged as one of Main Roads’ key strategies for reducing congestion.

“Protectionist” domgas policies a threat: Conoco

ConocoPhillips’ Australian head has warned domestic gas reservation policies and anti-industry activism could threaten the development of a viable market in Western Australia.

Taste this, it’s Rawsome

Lifestyle changes following a disease diagnosis have led a Perth woman to an unexpected business success.

Bunbury's Giacci Group sells for $119m

Bunbury’s Giacci family has sold its trucking and bulk haulage business Giacci Group to listed company Qube Logistics for $119 million.