Activ cancels City to Surf

Disability service provider Activ has become the latest organisation to withdraw a major fundraising event, with this year’s City to Surf cancelled on the back of state and federal government coronavirus directives.

More sport cancelled over COVID-19 concerns

This year’s Margaret River Pro surfing competition has been cancelled, while Cricket Australia has suspended the remaining Sheffield Shield series and the AFL is due to make a decision tomorrow on whether Round 1 will proceed this week.

Diggers & Dealers postponed

Concerns over COVID-19 have led to the cancellation or postponement of more events in the state, including Australia’s largest annual mining conference Diggers & Dealers, along with the Anzac Day services. The virus has also led to more businesses changing their working arrangements.

Events uncertain over COVID-19

Concerns over coronavirus have led to the cancellation of several sporting, cultural and business events but most organisations are planning to proceed with scheduled activities.

Insurance conference, HBF run cancelled over COVID-19

Growing concerns over the novel coronavirus have led this week to the cancellation of multiple business and sporting events, with the largest being HBF's Run for a Reason and the annual Steadfast Convention, which would have brought more than 2,000 insurance industry delegates to Perth later this month.

WA wins gold at national tourism awards

Five Western Australian tourism businesses have received gold medals at the recent 2019 Australian Tourism Awards ceremony, with recognition for best accommodation and food tourism excellence among the winning categories.

Work remains on International Women’s Day

Associate Professor Melissa Langdon says International Women's Day is a time to celebrate women's achievements and have important conversations on how women can be better supported at work and in society.

Neurodiversity in the workplace

Employees with autism and their employers have emphasised the importance of clear communication at a recent Autism West event.

WA's business leaders set the agenda

Four of Perth’s most notable business leaders offered their thoughts on how corporations can have a positive impact on the Western Australian community this afternoon, as Business News celebrated its ’Great for the State’ series ahead of the first edition for 2020.

Fringe gives Perth artists a stage

Perth-based jazz and blues singer Jessie Gordon made her first appearance at Fringe World Festival nine years ago, and has performed at every festival since.

Perth company wins FPA award

West Perth-based Capital Partners Private Wealth Advisors has been announced professional practice of the year by the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

WA business among Australia’s top exporters

Western Australian company Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils has won the small business award at this year’s Australian Exporter of the Year event, held at Parliament House in Canberra last night.

Fogarty named WA Australian of the Year

Perth philanthropist Annie Fogarty has been announced this year’s WA Australian of the Year for her work in education advocacy.

Entrepreneurs live the highs and lows

A new book profiling eight successful business people, including Murray McHenry, Rick Hart, Lew Beale and Kylie Radford, discusses what makes a great entrepreneur.

Pilbara startup wins seed funding

Indigenous skincare business Jummi Factory has gained financial backing from Minderoo Foundation after receiving top prize at the inaugural Dream Summit in Sydney last week.

Family Business Australia appoints WA chair

Family Business Australia has appointed a new state chairman in the same month it launches its national event, Family Business Day.

WA Maritime Museum wins Freo award

The WA Maritime Museum, The Raw Kitchen, and small bar Percy Flint were among the winners at the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce's annual awards night this past Friday, in a competition described by judges as one of the most tightly fought in years.

Freo.Social brews festival feel

New Fremantle venue Freo.Social is drawing on the founders’ experience with music festivals and outdoor cinema.

Regional pharmacist takes top award at 40under40

Kimberley Pharmacy Services director and remote area pharmacist Hannah Mann has received the highest honour at this year’s Business News 40under40 Awards, being named First Amongst Equals in a diverse pool of young business and community leaders.

Trade war a $2.5bn threat

A worsening of the trade war between the US and China could nearly halve Western Australian growth next financial year, according to Treasurer Ben Wyatt, but he believes a worst-case scenario will be avoided.

Business News marks 25 years at cutting edge

The media is like any other business, where adapting to consumer needs is the only way to survive.