Carbon grows with $1.6m in acquisitions

Accounting, consulting and insurance broking firm Carbon Business Group is continuing its expansion with the acquisition of Swan Valley Tax Accountants and Paperchase Bookkeeping’s Midland division for a combined $1.28 million.

Little firm takes off with big UAVs

ONE of Perth’s newest, and smallest, law firms is working with some of the world’s biggest companies, capitalising on a niche area in which few other businesses in the Asia Pacific region have experti

Programmed gets tick for Skilled takeover

Programmed Maintenance Services’ $424 million takeover of its larger competitor Skilled Group is a step closer to fruition, after Skilled shareholders voted in favour of the scheme of arrangement today.

Christou undaunted by beachfront debate

The architect behind the City Beach Surf Club redevelopment says the quality of the work will surprise many who have reservations about such projects.

Boys’ club welcomes girls

Top Western Australian publicly listed companies with fewer women on boards than the national average may get the boost they need following the launch of a new club.

Mirabela back into administration

Struggling miner Mirabela Nickel has been placed in the hands of administrators, 15 months after the company completed an innovative restructuring to emerge from its first stint in administration.

ASIC slaps DJ Carmichael with fine

The corporate watchdog has fined Perth stockbroking firm DJ Carmichael $300,000 for actions undertaken by one of its former employees in 2011.

Environmental consultants take a hit

The slowdown in mining project work has resulted in a 26 per cent fall in the number of environmental professionals employed at the state’s biggest consulting firms over the past year.

WA businesswomen in govt roles

Two prominent Perth businesswomen have moved on to new government roles, with Heather Zampatti named the new chair for Lotterywest, while Libby Lyons has become a director of the national Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

Carbon buys GLC Business Solutions

Accounting, consulting and insurance broking firm Carbon Business Group has acquired Bibra Lake-based GLC Business Services for an undisclosed sum.

Geoscientists want tougher 457 visa laws

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists has appealed to the federal government for the inclusion of the geoscientist profession on the list of jobs to which labour market testing applies under the 457 visa program.

Govt awards $42m of contracts

Local contractors PS Structures, Cockram Construction and Broad have secured a combined $39.3 million worth of work for the state government.

Accountants seek new revenue in tight times

The slowing economy has hit smaller accounting firms harder than the big players, judging by revenue data released over the past month, with practices in Western Australia affected more than those in other states.

KPMG dips toe in real estate advice

Accounting firm KPMG has followed rivals EY and PwC into the real estate arena, setting up a property advisory division to service its existing clients and provide advice to other corporates and gover

Giudice deal next step for MNG growth

Surveying group MNG has acquired Giudice Surveys, with the tie-up the next step in MNG’s growth strategy following a comprehensive rebrand earlier this year.

Shine pays $13m for WA law firm

Brisbane-based law firm Shine Corporate has made its second acquisition in Western Australia, paying $13.3 million for personal injury specialist Bradley Bayly Legal, after paying a higher price last year for Stephen Browne Personal Injury Lawyers.

Law firms tie knot, target quality service

Boutique law firms Borrello Legal and Graham & Associates have joined forces, with principal partner Mark Borrello saying the merger would provide a solid platform to establish the company as a leader in property, commercial law, and dispute resolution.

Entrepreneurial winners look abroad

The WA winners in the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards are looking well beyond their home state for growth opportunities.

Startups named for Energise accelerator

KPMG has named the eight businesses it has selected to participate in its recently announced technology accelerator Energise, which will be held in Perth.

Graham Anderson passes away

Company director and accountant Graham Anderson, who held positions with about 10 listed companies, has passed away after suffering a heart attack yesterday.

HHG acquires Mandurah practice

HHG Legal Group has expanded its regional network, acquiring a practice in Mandurah to add to its offices in Albany and Mt Barker, and its main operation in West Perth.