Pursuit of Excellence

The stated aim of the Ballarat Health Services organisation (BHS) is: “To deliver accessible, integrated and positive health experiences for our people, community and region.” Staff are encouraged to be “fair and caring to all those we come into contact with, even during difficult times. We treat others as we would expect to be treated.”

Ballarat Health Services

End of the Desktop?

The leading edge of technology is decorated with all manner of weird, wonderful and possibly useful ideas. We have computer watches, intelligent underpants and smart fridges. Now we even have the computer you wear like a pair of glasses (why it’s not called ‘Goggle’ instead of ‘Google Glass’ is a mystery)…

The PC Plods Toward its Demise

Turnkey Solutions

Over the course of more than fifty years, Varley Specialised Vehicles has built a name for itself as Australia’s premier provider of specialised vehicles for clients in a number of industries and sectors, including defence, fire rescue, and health services.

Varley Specialised Vehicles

Support and Services with Dignity

Mission Australia’s Aged Care Division is a specialised service provider for the aged who are homeless or have financial difficulties. Mission Australia operates nearly four hundred services across Australia that cover people from the cradle to the grave. In essence it looks after every aspect of people who are disadvantaged. We spoke with Jill Bicknell, its Leader Aged Care, to learn more about her division.

Mission Australia

Comprehensive Logistics Services

1898 was quite a historic year the world over. New York City established its five boroughs, the Spanish American Civil War began, and the draft of the constitution of Australia was approved. It was also the year that L Arthur Transport Services Pty Ltd was established.

L Arthur Transport Services

A Compassionate Approach

“We do anything and everything to keep someone in their own home,” says the founder and Managing Director of Kinder Caring, Pam Blake. “I’ve even renovated someone’s house once to make it possible to have a particular gentleman home for the rest of his life.”

Kinder Caring

View From the Top

Two years ago, Business in Focus spoke to Simon Yudelevich about Guala Closures, the world’s leading manufacturer of screw caps for wine, spirits, soft drinks, olive oils and pharmaceuticals. At the time, the company was launching Viiva: a new bottle closure for full pressure sparkling wines. Since then, the awards have been pouring in and new innovations have been released.

Guala Closures

Welcome Home

Goondee Aged Care is more than an aged care facility; it’s a home. “We deal with very high care people; they aren’t well, they have health issues – but that doesn’t mean they can’t feel homely,” says Managing Director, Michael Doropoulos.

Goondee Aged Care

Fit For Life

Is Australia suffering from digital overload? It is not a good sign, after all, when schoolchildren are more likely to get texting thumbs than scraped knees. To be sure, Australia has changed a lot since Forpark was founded in 1979, but the playground and outdoor fitness equipment manufacturer is still performing exceedingly well.

Forpark Australia

A Family Tradition

For over half a century, Colbrow Healthcare has taken great pride in providing superior quality nursing care and assistance to men, women, and children of all ages.

Colbrow Healthcare

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?

December 16, 2018, 3:51 PM AEDT