Business News - 25 years Welcome to the Business News 25th Anniversary page. Here you will find articles published during 2018 looking back on the big events and issues of the past quarter century as well as various retrospectives by WA companies.

Join the team from Business News and some very special guests as we look back at a quarter of a century of business and political developments in WA at a special luncheon to mark our 25th year.

Hyatt Regency Ballroom
Thursday 7th February 2019
12pm to 3:30pm

Guest business speakers and entrepreneurs representing the success of Western Australian business will share their views on changes seen across the years.

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Anniversary - 25 Years

Building Momentum

Delivering value to the industry, based on history, experience and exceptional service was the impetus behind the creation of VALMEC Group in 2013, an ASX listed multidiscipline construction and maint

Message from Velrada CEO Robert Evans

Starting out, we relied on industry expertise in asset-intensive sectors such as resources, manufacturing and engineering, winning our customers’ trust with our advisory team and ultimately being asked to deliver technology projects that supported their vision.

Message from Capricorn CEO Greg Wall

Capricorn is a 19,000 plus Member strong cooperative, Australasia’s largest in the automotive parts buying industry. Capricorn makes it easier for our Members and over 2,000 Preferred Suppliers to run and grow their businesses.

Message from Woodside CEO Peter Coleman

The expansion plans that Woodside has announced this year will make a major contribution to Western Australia’s economic and energy security for decades to come.

Message from Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald

The Western Australian mining landscape continues to significantly change, and Roy Hill believes collaboration and enabling staff to realise their potential is key to successfully adopting innovative ideas and techniques to remain commercially competitive.

Message from Perkins MD Dan Perkins

Diversity is a word that typifies the progression of the Perkins Group throughout its 53 year history.

WA Insolvency Solutions celebrates 10 years of business success

Founded in 2008 by Partners Kim Strickland and Chris Williamson, WA Insolvency Solutions (WAIS) has evolved into an industry leader in Voluntary Administrations and Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidations.

Wodgina shows Pilbara mining diversity

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Pilbara has a diverse and colourful mining history, including gold, tantalum, beryl and lithium.

Delivering the news for 25 years

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Riding the waves of Western Australia’s boom-and-bust economy while simultaneously dealing with the decades-long disruption to the media landscape means Business News has faced more than a few challenges during its 25-year history.

Iron ore leads WA mining surge

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: WA’s mining industry has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past quarter of a century, with iron ore replacing gold as the state’s most valuable commodity.

Commercial sector cycles as home builds stumble

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: As Australia was emerging from the recession it had to have in 1991 and 1992, the commercial construction sector in Western Australia was at the tail end of a boom that would add 200,000 square metres of office space to the Perth CBD. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Cedar Woods builds beyond Perth base

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: While half of Cedar Woods’ 30 projects are in its home state of WA, the company has taken opportunities in Victoria, Queensland and SA. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Multiplex still building post buyout

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: A return to its original branding is indicative of construction veteran Multiplex’s standing in the WA marketplace and solid client relationships. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Major shifts at top of biggest employers list

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The annual Business News Biggest Employers survey has tracked changing employment patterns in WA over 13 years. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

FRC Group - Celebrating 15 Years

Since its inception in 2003, FRC Group has provided quality products and services for small to major commercial, civil, infrastructure and mining projects across Western Australia.

Costs make gas game a play for the long term

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Foreign investment, free trade and a skilled workforce have helped WA tap its enormous oil and gas reserves, to the benefit of the entire country. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Biodiversity and knowledge keys to future science

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: WA’s chief scientist says WA is well placed to harness thousands of years of indigenous scientific knowledge in coming years.This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Premium products and attractions at Margaret River

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: From sleepy country town to international tourism destination, wine has been vital to Margaret River’s growth, but there’s much more to it. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Multiplex: Building on a history of outperformance

PREMIER global construction company Multiplex has shaped skylines around the world. But the impact of Multiplex’s expertise and delivery of iconic projects is felt more in Perth than any other city.

No-one is forgotten

WA’s leading Car and Truck rental provider, Thrifty WA is celebrating 40 years strong.

The innovator in your backyard

Second-generation family business Kreepy Krauly has been making waves in the pool industry since 1976.