The story of Seasol began on a lonely, windswept beach off the Tasmanian coast, where the Roaring Forties force huge strands of kelp out of the Southern Ocean and onto the King Island shore. In 1974, an innovative chemist named Ralph Bayer noticed cattle happily grazing on the castaway kelp and wondered if plants might also profit from the high level of nutrients and alginic acids locked in the seaweed.
There’s an awful lot of Western Australia, and much of it is hugely attractive, especially if crowds are not your scene. Lonely Planet gushes: “Somehow different, almost a separate country… packed with wonders… a state of incredible contrasts… the perfect eco-tourism destination… includes something for all types of traveller…”
Zambrero has to be the only fast food chain in the world that was founded by a doctor who is also a philanthropist. It was by pure chance that the CEO of Zambrero, Stuart Cook, just so happened to meet the brainchild of the business.
Hailed as “the ultimate in liveability,” the Rural City of Wangaratta enjoys a lovely Mediterranean climate, magnificent scenery, a thrilling cultural heritage, and abundant recreational opportunities. From snow-capped mountains to bucolic pastureland and winding rivers, the region is a feast of natural beauty.
The movement to establish the first aged care home commenced over a hundred years ago when a group of women wanted to provide accommodations for older women who had limited accommodation options.
Tony Ives, Director of Truckworld Rental in Western Australia, is excited by the possibilities his work with the company presents him with each and every day. The dynamic company responds to market trends and demands with a speed and fluidity unmatched by other major corporate road transport providers.
The owner of Spa Industries started his career as a service technician for spas, and began plumbing spa baths after hours, at home on his kitchen table. At first, he sold his work to a small retail store, until opening his own store in Hallam, Victoria, 18 years ago.
Shotton Group is a company that refuses to sit – like so many – and moan about the economy and the problems of doing business in 2012. The family owners of the company saw the signs some years ago, according to General Manager Adrian Maloney, and have been structuring it to best get through the tough times.
Dean Lee challenges the perception that the Western Australia capital Perth is isolated. The Chief Executive of Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dean says, “Historically it’s always been classified as such, but as Australia enters the Asian century we are particularly well placed – the closest Western city to Southeast Asia – so from a proximity point of view we are a very attractive destination.”
In the later years of life, there comes a time when a lifestyle change must be made. The reason for this change may be different for each person; it could be a health problem, the inability to maintain a large home, or it could be to fulfil other needs, such as companionship or security.