Improving Collaboration on Construction Projects

Not so long ago, the construction industry relied on paper documents to get the job done. With some projects requiring truckloads of documents (literally!), locating a single paper within this information overload was like finding a needle in the proverbial haystack – practically impossible.


Balancing Act

Since 1988, Ramvek has been a leading retail shopfitting and hospitality fit-out company producing quality projects for commercial and retail clients. The company is capable of both high-end and complex work delivered from its five thousand square metre manufacturing facility.


A Fourth Generation Family Company

In 1934, Herb and Doris Charlesworth opened a small nut and dried fruit stand at the Central Market in Adelaide. Eighty years later, Charlesworth Nuts has earned its place as an iconic South Australian business – and the Charlesworth family is still at the helm.

Charlesworth Nuts

Thoughts from the Shopfront

Tú Projects is a true end-to-end shopfitting company – but that description hardly encompasses the thinking that has gone into the business of providing a shopfitting service. It’s a whole lot more complex than just nailing things together in a mall…

Tú Projects

Tyre Kicking Still Rocks

The car industry tried for many years to promote online buying. With a few fringe exceptions (Tesla is one that may have escaped Australians’ notice because its electric products are suited least of all to our wide open spaces), it has failed. Yes, there are vested interests behind the dealer chains of developed countries, but there is another factor; customers want to kick the tyres, sit in the seats and admire the paintwork before they sign the contract – and they want to experience these sensations in reality, not virtuality.

Current Trends in Retail

Retail Therapy

Over time, retail shopping has become a source of therapy, garnering the ability to improve peoples’ moods as they shop, satisfying their retail needs and desires. In the United States, according to a survey conducted by TNS Global for, 52 per cent of people admit to having engaged in retail therapy, with 64 per cent of those being women who have admitted to shopping to improve their mood.

Shopping Our Way to Happiness?

A Global Reach with a Local Focus

Forging success, for companies that have entered the global arena, is no easy task – there is no silver bullet. Success is achieved through hard work and an ability to maintain a formidable company culture that gains recognition on the grandest scale.

MCI Australia

Meeting Industry’s Apprentice Needs

TAPS, Trainee & Apprentice Placement Service Inc, is an independent plumbing, roof plumbing and gas fitting industry group training organisation that employs, monitors, trains and supplies quality endorsed apprentices to a number of host employers.

TAPS: Trainee & Apprentice Placement Service Inc

Marine Service Specialists

Fendercare is an offshore services company that supplies marine equipment and services to the oil and gas industry. The company is a worldwide original equipment distributor and the largest distributor for the Yokohama pneumatic rubber fender. Business in Focus spoke with General Manager of the Marine and the new Lifting and Testing Services division David Flatman.


Making Sense of Management

Management is the art, or science, of getting things done through people. Sounds fairly straightforward – except for the fact that people are not robots waiting to do our bidding. People have their own minds, motivations, and goals. So how do managers keep operations – and the people behind them – running as planned?

January 18, 2019, 3:29 AM AEDT