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Tom Winterbourne

A bit of Isadora’s in the Duck

ALAIN Gaudet has long wanted to operate a restaurant in the Swan Valley, but recent efforts to realise his dream have come at a cost.

Next best thing to being there

AS a child, Scott Phillips could be quite troublesome in class because of his obsession with all things aeronautical; his manual launches of models of the space shuttle with count-down commentary certainly didn't endear him to his teachers.

Autism West gets in the swim

IN the ongoing battle for funds, not-for-profit organisations are turning to niche events and away from the more traditional can-rattling approach.

24-hour cafe to raise the bar

A NEW franchise chain has thrown down the gauntlet to Gloria Jeans, Dome and Caffissimo in the booming cappuccino and latte market in Perth, with plans to open up to 20 cafés.

Suburban retail projects show strength

THE growth of retail space in suburban Perth shows little negative signs of the global financial meltdown, as shopping centre operators and traders hold their collective breath that public spending in the approach to Christmas will be at, or near, last ye

Centre sizes under review

THE state government plans to release a draft revision of a controversial policy which caps shopping centre growth, which has been described as out of touch with residential expansion in new growth areas, early next year.

Ellenbrook exceeds growth forecasts

THE Shops at Ellenbrook, the retail heart of the burgeoning Swan Valley township, has been expanded beyond the requirements of the original agreement because of rapid population growth in the area.

Uncertainty hammering contractors

DRILLING contractor Brandrill summed up the quandary facing mining services companies in the current unsettled market.

CEO salaries outstrip average

TOP executive salaries in Australia's 100 largest listed companies increased three times the average adult wage from 2001 to 2007 and more than five times greater than the consumer price index, according to a recent national survey.

Mining minnow takes the high road

Providence can mean different things in the resources industry, but to a junior miner looking for a start-up project, it can be a very important first step on the ladder to success.

Thai FTA boost for Westwools

Jim Coles' love affair with Thailand is set to become a whole lot stronger.

NGIS plots a course for ongoing growth

BURSWOOD-BASED technology firm NGIS Australia believes a commitment to innovation has driven its success and cemented its position as a market leader in the spatial industry.

SBA’s global reach

SPECIALISED Broking Associates Pty Ltd hit the ground running when it was set up as a general insurance broker on July 1 2003.

Super job by WCG

WEST Coast Group Corporate Super has achieved a five-fold increase in funds under advice over the past three years and today has a healthy slice of the $1 billion a week Australian superannuation industry.

We lose, Morgan gains

IN a little more than 12 months, weight loss franchise Kate Morgan WA has taken a leadership role in Western Australia’s competitive weight loss market, signing up more than 50 pharmacy outlets.

Camper trailers a versatile option

More Australians are choosing to explore their own country rather than travel overseas and increasing numbers are doing it the camper-trailer way.

An affordable experience in the great outdoors

Bruce Foan’s lifestyle changed about 12 months ago after he bought a near-new camper trailer for $6,500. The Donnybrook resident considers it a wise investment, as he now spends most weekends in the bush with his partner.