Family Business

Jose and Christine Guerreiro started up J+CG in 1994 and now the company is run by their son Mark. Initially the business mainly carried out renovations but has since grown and can complete projects just about anywhere in Australia.

J+CG Constructions

Connecting Communities

In 2009, OptiComm was selected by the National Broadband Network (NBN) to roll out the initial stages of the broadband network in Tasmania – and delivered under budget. Today, the company provides network access to over eighty estates across Australia and is contracted to service approximately 180,000 dwellings. This is a fast growing company and has gone from nothing, seven years ago, to an annual turnover of approximately $20 million today. We spoke with OptiComm’s Chief Regulatory Officer, Phil Smith.


Powering the Processes of Industry

The company provides access to premium, reliable and competitively priced mobile lighting towers, diesel generators, Siltbuster water solutions, and Mobile truck wheel wash and dust control equipment, supplying brands that are internationally recognised. PR Power’s range of equipment has been extensively researched and tested to ensure quality, reliable products are available for use in a wide range of applications Australia-wide.

PR Power

Piping Hot

Global Pipe’s title pretty much tells the whole story. From its base in Victoria this company can supply a pipeline for just about any application you are ever likely to need. Global is essentially a sales and service organisation rather than a manufacturer, offering the ranges of two of the world’s top pipe makers in fibre reinforced plastic and another range of HDPE pipe.

Global Pipe

Products of the Imagination

National Polystyrene Systems makes things out of expanded polystyrene. What it makes is up to you, because the only limits are on the individual customer’s imagination than on what the company can manufacture or mould.

National Polystyrene Systems

Family Fortunes

The secret of this company is its size – although The Motive Group sounds like a major corporation, it is a family-run business with all the relatives pitching in to provide products and services for the mining industry.

The Motive Group

Delivering On Time

Peter Cochrane Transport, a proudly South Australian owned and operated company, has provided customers with unmatched, world class distribution and related services since 1974.

Peter Cochrane Transport

Smart Waste Solutions

As Scott Geer, Contracts and Communications Manager at New South Wales based Solo Resource Recovery explains, today waste management is a recognised and respectable science and a management discipline attracting many highly qualified and capable people. However, it does have something of an image problem. “It’s not the job for everyone and it’s one of the things we like to quiz people about when they apply for a job with us,” he shares. “When we interview them we ask how they think they will get on, working for a waste company.”

Solo Resource Recovery

Not Just Pills and Potions

Most of the company’s outlets – the group has around 60 in total – are grouped around the state capital itself, with one in Port Augusta, another over east at Waikerie, two in Murray Bridge and two on the south coast, at Normanville and Victor Harbour.


Harnessing Technology, Helping People

His company is committed to adopting these technologies as soon as they hit the market. “Since our company’s inception in 1999, we have always worked to the best of our ability to engage the newest technology in the medical imaging field,” Dr Taranto says. “We have had the privilege to be at the cutting edge of medical imaging.”

Future Medical Imaging Group

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, 3:36 AM AEDT