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Sophie Knowles

PERTH-BASED Mpower Franchising Group, which owns the Housework Heroes and Car Care franchises, has bought Melbourne-based United Home Services, which has more than 100 franchisees on the east coast.

ENVIRONMENTAL consultancy Outback Ecology is one of the 2010 Rising Stars award winners.

Perth-based Mpower Franchising Group, which owns the Housework Heroes and Car Care franchises, announced today the purchase of Melbourne-based United Home Services, which has more than 100 franchisees on the east coast.

St John of God Health Care has expanded its home nursing service, Health Choices, to the Melbourne area with the acquisition of home nursing provider M&M Healthpower Pty Ltd.

THE University of Western Australia has become a foundation member of a new international network of seven high-quality universities, known as the Matiriki Network of Universities.

COCKBURN Cement has defended its environmental management record at its Munster lime and cement manufacturing facility after coming under fire from the City of Cockburn and local residents.

ALLIED Forklifts’ acquisition of rival business FTA Forklift Hire last month has provided a boost to the privately owned operator’s profile, as well as growing its truck fleet.

FEDERAL Treasurer Wayne Swan made a lightning visit to Perth this week, in an attempt to placate resources sector fears the government’s proposed super profits tax would cost up to half a million jobs and cripple the industry.

The City of Cockburn says it wants Cockburn Cement (CCL) to make a substantial investment in emissions control technology or vacate its Munster operations within 5 years.

THE Perth Fashion Festival was the big winner when the state government announced funding for 10 arts and culture events last week.