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  • 2011 | Business In Focus Magazine
    according to the official bio from the US parent company After 25 years in the direct selling business she resigned her position as a national training director when yet another man she had trained was promoted above her at twice her salary Her response was visionary Read More Lenswood ColdStores As a chartered accountant in charge of an apple growing co operative in times of reduced apple consumption increased costs and competition and international deregulation you might think the odds were stacked against Michael Cox But the general manager of Lenswood Cold Stores Co operative Society Ltd in South Australia prefers to stress the positives and says the future is bright There have been massive improvements in apple growing techniques and the products in the shops today are better than ever Read More Cievents Cievents raised its sail 25 years ago and has been relentlessly evolving ever since Initially providing professional conference and incentive travel services for the corporate sector the company later diversified with the addition of creative design studios event production capabilities and a loyalty program design and implementation division Having made its mark in Australia the company then expanded into New Zealand Hong Kong and the UK Read More Cell Aquaculture Imagine catching fresh tasty Australian Barramundi in the desert city of Las Vegas At the moment it s something of a pipe dream according to Chris Bolger but it s by no means an impossibility Chris is General Manager of Cell Aquaculture Ltd Headquartered in Western Australia Cell is an international aquaculture company publicly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange ASX Code CAQ that supplies a full range of environmentally sustainable vertically integrated fin fish production services encompassing everything from â Hatch to Dispatch Read More Brisbane Markets The Brisbane Markets is a complex situated some 10km southeast of the CBD of the Queensland capital which forms the state s central distribution point for produce There are several subdivisions of the complex Brisbane Produce Market Brisbane Flower Market Brisbane MarketPlace retail markets precinct Brisbane Markets South Gate industrial estate and the Brisbane Markets Commercial Centre Read More The Big Group In this feature we explore the origins growth and diversification of Melbourne based catering and event management company The Big Group Twenty one years after being created by husband and wife Bruce Chyka Keebaugh The Big Group has grown exponentially to become one of Australia s largest privately owned catering companies turning over upwards of 25 million per annum and employing over 1600 staff at its busiest Read More Australian NaturalCare As we age many of us feel less energetic than we once did Even young men and women in their twenties and thirties sometimes don t have the same vigour when playing sports chasing after their kids or just getting out of bed in the morning Lack of sleep improper nutrition sedentary lifestyles chemical pollutants and stress are just a few factors that lower our immune systems against illness reduce energy and age us prematurely

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  • December 2011 | Business In Focus Magazine
    according to the official bio from the US parent company After 25 years in the direct selling business she resigned her position as a national training director when yet another man she had trained was promoted above her at twice her salary Her response was visionary Read More Lenswood ColdStores As a chartered accountant in charge of an apple growing co operative in times of reduced apple consumption increased costs and competition and international deregulation you might think the odds were stacked against Michael Cox But the general manager of Lenswood Cold Stores Co operative Society Ltd in South Australia prefers to stress the positives and says the future is bright There have been massive improvements in apple growing techniques and the products in the shops today are better than ever Read More Cievents Cievents raised its sail 25 years ago and has been relentlessly evolving ever since Initially providing professional conference and incentive travel services for the corporate sector the company later diversified with the addition of creative design studios event production capabilities and a loyalty program design and implementation division Having made its mark in Australia the company then expanded into New Zealand Hong Kong and the UK Read More Cell Aquaculture Imagine catching fresh tasty Australian Barramundi in the desert city of Las Vegas At the moment it s something of a pipe dream according to Chris Bolger but it s by no means an impossibility Chris is General Manager of Cell Aquaculture Ltd Headquartered in Western Australia Cell is an international aquaculture company publicly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange ASX Code CAQ that supplies a full range of environmentally sustainable vertically integrated fin fish production services encompassing everything from â Hatch to Dispatch Read More Brisbane Markets The Brisbane Markets is a complex situated some 10km southeast of the CBD of the Queensland capital which forms the state s central distribution point for produce There are several subdivisions of the complex Brisbane Produce Market Brisbane Flower Market Brisbane MarketPlace retail markets precinct Brisbane Markets South Gate industrial estate and the Brisbane Markets Commercial Centre Read More The Big Group In this feature we explore the origins growth and diversification of Melbourne based catering and event management company The Big Group Twenty one years after being created by husband and wife Bruce Chyka Keebaugh The Big Group has grown exponentially to become one of Australia s largest privately owned catering companies turning over upwards of 25 million per annum and employing over 1600 staff at its busiest Read More Australian NaturalCare As we age many of us feel less energetic than we once did Even young men and women in their twenties and thirties sometimes don t have the same vigour when playing sports chasing after their kids or just getting out of bed in the morning Lack of sleep improper nutrition sedentary lifestyles chemical pollutants and stress are just a few factors that lower our immune systems against illness reduce energy and age us prematurely

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  • November 2011 | Business In Focus Magazine
    name a few Read More E Bisprint You can sense straight away that Paul Freeman is not trying to mislead It s just that the nature of his business is metamorphosing so fast he can t keep changing the name all the time to reflect the changes So you will forgive him for the fact that E Bisprint does not actually print and that e is fast becoming m Read More Central Freight Management Do you ever forget just how huge Australia is If so the chances are you are not responsible for distributing a product nationwide Sure it s relatively easy down the eastern seaboard with its large population and economies of scale To the far west the sheer emptiness almost plays to your advantage with many companies having Perth based warehousing solutions But what about the bit in the middle In that central stretch from Adelaide to Darwin there are around two million people covering 2 3 million square kilometres but how to get to them Read More Ceas Crabpak Do crabs think we walk sideways They are certainly rather odd looking creatures and it must have been an especially hungry or curious early hominid who first considered eating the delights under that hard shiny carapace There are numerous varieties of crab king blue hermit Alaska and Spanner are just a few But wait a second Spanner Read More C4i Around the world people are tweeting texting and poking each other on Facebook We are undoubtedly living in the age of communication Communication is an integral part of our everyday lives We amuse ourselves by catching up on juicy celebrity gossip via Twitter and sending chain emails to colleagues It s a lot of fun but certainly not a matter of life and death Technology is forever opening up new ways of staying connected with one another admittedly most of it is spent sharing trivial tidbits of information Read More Boomaroo Nurseries About 26 years ago two of the Jacometti brothers sat down to talk Michael was a chef feeling dissatisfied with his job wanting to try his hand at farming vegetables His brother Eric who was studying to be an accountant at high school decided to join Michael on the risky venture buying cheap equipment and leasing some land to start literally from the ground up in Werribee It was a really tough gig we nearly went bust a few times but we persevered reflects Eric Read More Aus Meat Limited It has been said many times and in many different ways that in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity The quote from world renowned scientist and Nobel laureate Albert Einstein remains true today and applies to many situations especially public relations The speed and message with which a company institution or individual chooses to deliver and react to a potential PR crisis often determines future public perception Read More Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be

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  • September 2011 | Business In Focus Magazine
    driest land masses in the world and as such requires the best in water delivery solutions to enable its citizens to continue to thrive Despite the recent increase in water supply as a result of the devastating flood conditions across Eastern Australia in the past year Chris Stathy Managing Director of Australian pipe fitting and valve specialists Philmac cautions that now is not the time to rest easy on that abundance but rather to push forward in innovative ways to ensure a continuation of water resource delivery Read More Combined Metal Industries To remain competitive in business requires more than producing quality products and timely professional service it also takes research and innovation to keep ahead of the competition Read More Monster Energy Success to us is domination We want to dominate every market that we launch in We are the second largest energy drink company in the world We re number 1 in the United States number 2 in the world says Adrian Hunter the Australasian Manager of Monster Energy Read More Hazeldene s When it comes to the food we eat many of us refuse to settle for anything but the best tasting highest quality and freshest products available for our families Many companies like to talk about their food being the best but few have Hazeldene s decades of experience passion for the industry and care when it comes to producing top quality quality chicken products for Australia s growing market Read More GoldAcres Those of us who are not farmers are probably only at best dimly conscious of what goes on down on the farm Maybe some slight awareness of pesticides or yields but no real appreciation of the fact that without intensive farming methods our breakfast bread would cost 20 a loaf Read More Canberra Stadium Those readers turning to this page to see a report on the ACT Brumbies or the Canberra Raiders depending on which rugby code you follow may be disappointed This is about business not sport Canberra Stadium formerly Bruce Stadium derives the vast majority of its income from sport General manager Neale Guthrie told us it s a six million dollar business and functions business would be delivering 300 400 000 dollars of that The rest of it comes from us hiring the venue pretty much all of which is from sport Read More Aus Meat Limited It has been said many times and in many different ways that in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity The quote from world renowned scientist and Nobel laureate Albert Einstein remains true today and applies to many situations especially public relations The speed and message with which a company institution or individual chooses to deliver and react to a potential PR crisis often determines future public perception Read More Next Page Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies

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  • August 2011 | Business In Focus Magazine
    customers Read More Kennett Established in 1914 Kennett Pty Ltd is a fourth generation commercial and industrial builder with offices in Adelaide and Mount Gambier Founding brothers Clifford and Charles Kennett began trading from their family home in West Croydon as Kennett Brothers until the current trading name was adopted in the 1970s Read More NQ Cranes For moving small loads or heavy equipment up to 150 tonne NQ Cranes North Queensland Cranes has the product for your business NQ has a large range of overhead cranes jib cranes gantry cranes and chain hoists engineered and designed to individual specifications with certification and compliance approval to the relevant Australian standards Read More Varley Group Now in its 125 th year Varley Group has changed a lot It all started with George Henry Varley offering ship repair and conversion services in the late nineteenth century at a time when sail was being transformed to steam With expansion of international trade not least to the UK and two major wars there was always plenty of work around the NSW coastline to keep the company busy while the mid 1970s first oil crisis provided a further opportunity for conversion work Ships were converted to search for new oil reserves and exploration Read More Salad Fresh Luciano Pavarotti once said that One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating Eating well is pleasurable no doubt but in today s world of packed schedules and long commutes it has become a luxury of time that we can t always afford The joy that can come with thoughtfully preparing a meal and sitting down to enjoy it with loved ones can quickly become tiresome a chore that must be crammed into our busy lives and all too often we succumb instead to the temptation of the easy option fast takeout food which may be convenient but which does little for our wallets our waistlines or our quality meal time with our families Read More Famco Lighting That there is much more to lighting than old fashioned bulbs is never more evident that when talking to Colin Goldman He is general manager of Famco a lighting specialist that can claim among many other feathers in its cap it illuminated Melbourne s Crown hotel and casino in a novel and beautiful manner Read More Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies It can even become net productive by resulting in income or profit that can offset the cost of borrowing in the first place For example an investment in new equipment or new technology can increase commercial industrial activity and bring with it return Feature Article November 14 October 14 September 14 August 14 July 14 June 14 May 14 April 14 March 14

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  • May 2011 | Business In Focus Magazine
    business which incorporated the strengths and passions of his two brothers alongside of his own This business strengthened by years of dedication and hard work has since grown to become a multi million dollar company competing with major plant hire companies across eastern Australia Read More Housing NSW When you think of public housing in New South Wales what comes to mind For some it s the unfortunate ghettos created from the American Radburn style developments of the seventies or the drab public housing towers and concentrated neighbourhoods with no communal features for others it s the stigma attached to public housing developments Housing NSW is challenging you to rethink public housing as it enters into a new phase of achievement and intelligent design marked by community building new developments and eco friendly initiatives Read More Harris HMC These are interesting times really muses Dale Kennedy Managing Director for Melbourne s up and coming fitout and construction company Harris HMC in a recent interview Interesting indeed with construction costs continuing to rise and projects being put on hold with both finance and feasibility issues With its long and committed history of innovation and evolution Harris HMC is one company not afraid to push forward through the difficulties  Read More Gongues Construction Many construction firms have solid records for delivering projects to their clients but it is rare to find a company that has never missed a single deadline in all its years in business In Australia one of the few is Gongues Constructions Pty Ltd a construction firm that has completed every one of its jobs on time for the past 12 years Read More Australian Sheet Piling Developers and building crews realise the importance of effective earth retention that is appropriate for the demands of each individual site Few companies know more about retaining wall systems ranging from contiguous flight auger and mixed in place walls to pre cast panels and sheet piling than ASP Read More Trice One of the most recent additions to the construction and development industry in South Australia is Adelaide based Trice a young growing business offering project and development management expertise Read More m projects From residential structures like luxurious waterfront developments on Homebush Bay to industrial and commercial projects like The Five05 project a daring five level outdoor adventure department store in Sydney s Central Business District m projects pty ltd remains at the forefront of many unique and innovative developments in New South Wales Read More Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies It can even become net productive by resulting in income or profit that can offset the cost of borrowing in the first place For example an investment in new equipment or new technology can increase commercial industrial activity and bring with it return Feature Article November 14 October 14 September 14 August

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  • April 2011 | Business In Focus Magazine
    and prospects Read More Mackay Regional Council When it comes to vacation destinations Queensland s Mackay Region offers some of the more striking untouched features and attractions The region which lies along the northern coastline of Queensland halfway between Brisbane and Cairns boasts a wide array of white sand beaches secluded islands and lush green parks and rainforests With its generally consistent tropical climate and untouched feel Mackay Region has been of great appeal to tourists and residents alike Read More Equipment Placement When Equipment Placement was formed in June of 2002 it was created to provide quality parts and services to Australia s growing mining and construction industries Almost 10 years later brothers Brian and John Bondi and their team continue to serve the nation offering experience service and solutions from everything from filtration systems to dozers trucks and excavators Read More Grindley Construction Prospects for the construction and real estate industries right up and down the eastern seaboard especially in the days immediately following the election of the Coalition government in New South Wales are fair to middling with a distinct upturn expected by the start of 2012 At least that s the view of Rod Burger commercial director of Grindley Construction Read More Mitchell Water With so much attention focused on dealing with the recently excessive rainfall and floods across Queensland and Victoria it is easy to forget about Australia s underlying water crisis its desperate lack of reliable water Australia is actually the driest inhabited continent with far too many communities plagued by chronic water shortages and droughts Read More Woodhead Woodhead s origins go back to Adelaide and 1927 but the company today is very different and much larger Now encompassing offices throughout Australia Woodhead is also a serious presence in Asia and reaches as far as Europe Read More Densford Civil Densford Civil a leading civil engineering and construction company operating throughout WA demonstrates just how important a strong financial position can be The company which has an annual turnover of approximately 30 million has consistently operated profitably in every year of its operations and continues to build on its assets through reinvestment of its profits Read More CCF The Civil Contractors Federation CCF is the member based representative body of civil engineering contractors in Australia providing assistance and expertise in contractor development and industry issues The Federation represents more than 2 000 small medium and large sized contractors that are part of an industry which employs around 350 000 people Read More Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies It can even become net productive by resulting in income or profit that can offset the cost of borrowing in the first place For example an investment in new equipment or new technology can increase commercial industrial activity and bring with it return Feature Article November 14 October 14

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  • March 2011 | Business In Focus Magazine
    Whether the project involves such diverse areas as mining road work tunneling dams and structural demolition Total Drilling Services Pty Ltd has the experience tools and professionalism to get the job done right Read More JBA Urban Planning Consultants JBA Urban Planning Consultants is the leading independent expert planning consultancy in New South Wales with five specialist teams research and advice strategy and plan making metropolitan projects industry and infrastructure coastal and regional composed of more than 30 planners working collaboratively with clients co consultants government agencies the community and other stakeholders to ensure planning outcomes are balanced and sustainable Read More Maritime Constructions Big Fish in a big pond Given the vast areas of water surrounding our continent country you would perhaps expect it to be an ultra competitive place to do business But according to Simon Giessauf general manager corporate at Maritime Constructions it s not quite as shark infested as one might think Read More Masterton The experience of purchasing a new home can be exhilarating Unfortunately for many buyers it can also be overwhelming and complicated It requires not only an intense selection process of personal preferences including location style and finishes but also tedious applications contracts and legal requirement processes Read More Morris Bray The Morris Bray Group offers a strategic portfolio of architectural services to the property industry First formed in 1974 the two main entities are Morris Bray Architects Pty Ltd and Innervision Pty Ltd Situated in Crows Nest the company operates in a studio environment with a focus on communication and personal service Read More Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies It can even become net

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