Professionals weigh in on listing rule changes

Fifteen local broking, legal and advisory firms have teamed up to put forward their concerns with the ASX’s proposed changes to its listing requirements, and to advocate three particular amendments.

Quinlan appointed solicitor general

Prominent Perth barrister Peter Quinlan has been appointed as the state’s new solicitor general.

EBM boss confident of growth in tough market

Alan Bishop has spent 40 years building insurance broker EBM into a national player and worked through many business cycles over that time, but arguably none as tough as the current conditions in Western Australia.

Tough medicine taken for trying times

SPECIAL REPORT: WA’s economic slowdown hasn’t led to the dramatic rise in insolvencies many had expected, according to leading industry representatives.

Aussie wins global EY award

The chairman and co-chief executive of a Melbourne-based toy company has become the first Australian to be selected as global winner of EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Rethink needed on high-density design

One of the state’s top architects says the collective approach to higher-density living in Perth needs to change.

Legal fracas over $2.5bn Buckeridge estate

The family of yet another great Western Australian entrepreneur appears set for a public fight over an inheritance, with the descendants of the late Len Buckeridge going to court over his $2.5 billion estate.

10 minutes on leadership with … Andrew Crane

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes discussing leadership with CBH Group CEO Andrew Crane, who said it was vital to be optimistic, focus on the long term, and pay close attention to high-performing teams. 

Awards connects artists with business

The Perth office of global law firm Clyde & Co has continued its commitment to local artists with the announcement of a winner in its annual art project.

Bridging the gender gap

Some of the state’s biggest employers have made significant progress lately in terms of workplace gender equality.

Aspermont to raise $5m, convert debt

Aspermont has announced plans to raise up to $10 million by offering shares to investors and converting debt, as it seeks to shore up its balance sheet.

Quickflix creditors swap administrators

Creditors of movie streaming service Quickflix changed administrators to Deloitte, just two weeks after the company voluntarily appointed partners from Ferrier Hodgson.

Entrepreneurs see opportunity

WA business leaders have bemoaned the state government’s failure to plan for life beyond the mining construction boom, but still see opportunities in other sectors.

Edmands joins Gilbert + Tobin

Corporate law firm Gilbert + Tobin has recruited former Rio Tinto Australia managing director Philip Edmands as a new Perth-based partner.

Tilbrook named deputy chair of AICD

Prominent local business figure Gene Tilbrook has been appointed deputy chairman of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Cancer research boost

Perth-based law firm Jackson McDonald has honoured a former partner by funding an emerging cancer researcher as part of a record $4 million in grants announced by the Cancer Council WA today.

Planning hurdle for Kaleeya revamp

Southern Cross Care’s plans to create an aged care facility at the old Kaleeya Hospital have potentially hit a stumbling block, with the proposal considered to be against Town of East Fremantle planni

Minter recruits HR practice

Minter Ellison is set to expand its service offering in Western Australia after recruiting the human resources and industrial relations practice from a competing law firm.

Incentives drive high-tech office design

Big incentives in Perth’s office leasing market are resulting in world-class, high-tech fit-outs for tenants willing to take the plunge and move buildings.

Advent merges with London law firm

Perth-based law firm AdventBalance, which pioneered a new approach to flexible delivery of legal services, has announced plans to merge with London counterpart LOD, formerly Lawyers On Demand.

Diversification driving business

SPECIAL REPORT: How does a tech startup in Northbridge backed by a mining consultancy in West Perth manage to secure work on the world’s largest privately funded infrastructure project, in Nicaragua? Business News profiles how CSA Global, Lycopodium, OTOC and PwC have chased diversification strategies.