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Tori Wilson

Tori Wilson formerly covered community, arts and science at Business News, along with startups, breweries, health and education. Tori joined the team after a stint as a regular freelancer for Premium Publishers in Northbridge. She completed a double degree at Curtin University in 2017, majoring in marketing and professional writing and publishing. She left Business News in 2018.

Yiap designs work to meet the market

Alister Yiap has explored a number of business models to find the best way to move his jewellery-meets-art into the hands of his admiring customers.

GCo grows solar interstate

WA-based contracting firm GCo Electrical has won contracts in both South Australia and Victoria to engineer, procure and construct solar farms.

Veris wins Melbourne project

Osborne Park-based planning services company Veris has been awarded a contract with Cross Yarra Partnership for up to $100 million across 10 years to deliver early survey works for the Metro Tunnel Project in Victoria.

$1.4m committed to St Vinnies

Lotterywest has granted $1.4 million to St Vincent de Paul Society WA Inc, contributing to a merrier Christmas for West Australians in need this year.

Otherside no gypsy as Gage goes classic

Local craft brewers Otherside Brewing Co and Gage Roads Brewing Company are growing their businesses with new beers, capabilities and contracts.

Social media support for NFP

Bankwest Foundation has announced Scitech, Propel Youth Arts and Earbus Foundation of WA are among 10 Western Australian not for profits selected to receive social media development services valued at $10,000.

Startups face up to the competition

Tech innovators, investors and entrepreneurs descended on Perth during the past fortnight for a series of startup events that sparked wide-ranging discussions about how to strengthen the local ecosystem and compete on the world stage.

Smartgroup buys Fleet West for $9m

Sydney-based listed company Smartgroup has acquired Western Australian fleet management company Fleet West for $9 million in cash and shares.

$64m in cuts made to WA education

The state government has announced a series of changes to the education sector, including cuts to gifted and talented programs, an increase in fees for swimming lessons, and the closure of rural residential college accommodation.

Local producers secure supplier deals at stadium

About 30 small Western Australian food and beverage businesses have made the big leagues, winning contracts that contribute to $150 million committed to suppliers across five years at Optus Stadium.

WA joins national disability scheme

The state government has announced its decision to join the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), replacing the agreement signed in January by the Barnett government for a locally administered NDIS.

West Tech Fest names Sine winning startup

Curtin University’s West Tech Fest attracted tech innovators, investors and entrepreneurs from across the country to Perth last week, including Adelaide-based visitor management system Sine, which won the West Tech Startup Challenge.

Linear recognised for global growth

Nedlands-based Linear Clinical Research has won the national Business Services Award at the Australian Export Awards this week, with the judges noting its impressive growth in US projects and ability to leverages advantages in the domestic market to underpin its export success.

Growth in impact investment

Social impact is becoming a larger factor for investors aware of the growing base of conscious consumers.

Healthy ice-cream? You’re welcome

Business partners Charlotte Haygarth and Jayde Taylor are hoping to ride the anti-sugar wave and change the way people perceive healthy, sweet treats.

Navigating funding maze, theatre group hunts for support

Independent Perth theatre company The Last Great Hunt is seeking to grow its presence in its hometown and strengthen its ties to the business community with the launch of a new donor circle and a crowdfunding campaign.

AGL gives $600,000 to support Surf Life Saving

AGL Energy has announced it will donate $600,000 across three years to Surf Life Saving Western Australia (SLWA) to provide new equipment and funding to 31 clubs across the state.

Telethon Kids granted $8m to tackle illness

Telethon Kids Institute researchers have been awarded more than $8 million in project grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to fight childhood illnesses.

Perron Institute partners in Asia

Perron Institute has committed to strengthening international ties in Asia to expand its global reach, resources and research capacity.

Entrepreneurialism needed within an evolving system

Funding is the biggest issue within the healthcare sector and is the one thing that keeps burns surgeon Fiona Wood awake at night, attendees at a Business News Success & Leadership breakfast heard this morning.

Holyoake partners with mining initiative

Proceeds raised during last weekend's Mining Emergency Response Competition Mining Emergency Response Competition in Perth have gone towards an emergency responder wellness app developed by support services provider Holyoake.

Passion for seafood beats selling spuds

SPECIAL REPORT: The Catalano family has delivered continuity of ownership of its seafood business across three generations, but has implemented several strategic shifts along the way.

Opportunity stems from diversity

Tech and science leaders say achieving a greater diversity of thought in their fields requires entry and senior roles be made more accessible to women.

Chevron and UWA recognised for relationship

Chevron and the University of Western Australia have been recognised for their partnership by the Business Higher Education Round Table (BHERT), having been awarded the 2017 BHERT Outstanding Collaboration in Research and Development Award by the national body.

Crowdfunding to float weight-loss balloon

The husband and a son of renowned burns surgeon Fiona Wood, Tony and Tom Kierath, are seeking to crowdfund $100,000 by mid-December to bring their swallowable weight-loss device, IG Balloon, to market.

Watson’s Black Swan debut, playful and provocative

Much sought-after for her directorial talents, Clare Watson is now in the midst of showcasing her debut for Black Swan Theatre Company, Let the Right One In.

Royal Flying Doctor Service gives wings to new CEO

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has appointed Rebecca Tomkinson as chief executive, succeeding Grahame Marshall who resigned in September after six years in the role.

Austal commits $300,000 to Anglicare

Anglicare WA has received confirmation that shipbuilder Austal will commit $300,000 to the not for profit’s family and domestic violence support service, Young Hearts, over three years.

Boundlss builds health AI

Local tech startup Boundlss has ambitious plans to take its artificial intelligence health app to insurers across the globe, and is seeking to raise $4 million by February to help it achieve its goal.

$30m in contracts awarded for port development

Contracts totaling $30 million have been awarded to Austral Construction and marine solutions business TAMS Group to replace ageing channel markers offshore and within the port of Port Hedland.

Heritage-listed strip for sale

Five heritage-listed buildings on William Street have been put up for sale by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA), with offers open until December 18.

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Reshuffle of heads for Perth boys schools

Long-serving leaders of three of Perth’s most prestigious boys schools have announced their departure during the past fortnight, marking a shake-up for the education sector.

High-profile departures from Perth Modern board

Three high-profile business people have resigned from the board of Perth Modern School, just weeks after two other board members did not seek re-election, as the fallout from a governance dispute and a review by KPMG continues.

Pub player serves up new venue

A major eastern states hospitality group with deep pockets has just purchased its fourth venue in WA as part of a broader strategy to rapidly grow its presence in the west.

Fringe artists owed $200,000

An independent events company responsible for organising one of Fringe World Festival's major venues has allegedly failed to pay about $200,000 owed to performers as it prepares for voluntary administration.

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Wellness program targets Fifo isolation

SPECIAL REPORT: The effects of a Fifo lifestyle on the workforce have prompted changes in workplace practices among some of the major resources sector players.

Swan Taxis drives uptake of booking app

Swan Taxis has announced a 10 per cent discount for the next three months on bookings made through its flat fare app as it continues to battle for market share against Uber.

$64m in cuts made to WA education

The state government has announced a series of changes to the education sector, including cuts to gifted and talented programs, an increase in fees for swimming lessons, and the closure of rural residential college accommodation.

Startups face up to the competition

Tech innovators, investors and entrepreneurs descended on Perth during the past fortnight for a series of startup events that sparked wide-ranging discussions about how to strengthen the local ecosystem and compete on the world stage.