Founded in 1898 by Louis Dennis Arthur, L. Arthur Transport Services has been at the forefront of transportation development in Australia, starting with the hand-loaded horse-drawn carriages of the 1890s, to now utilising the high tech, high capacity transportation technology of today.
“There’s no place like home.” This is the last line of sentiment expressed in John Howard Payne’s 1822 song, “Home Sweet Home.” A sentiment that has lived on not only in song, but in books and theatre – a socially defined ascription to a sense of place, security and indeed, belonging. Interwoven and equally important is that small part of our world – our neighbourhood, our community – that generates trust in our surroundings and the people within them.
Susan Usher is principal and managing director of Lady Pie and makes a range of products including the iconic Aussie Pie at her factory on the holiday island of Phuket in southern Thailand. She understands the absolute imperative for Australia to maintain its guard against biological invasion, but all the same: “I would only have been bringing 12 pies – it would have been so good to see how they compare to the others.”
Australia has a rich tradition of entrepreneurialism, with its small business sector today encompassing a diverse range of businesses from farming, retailing, manufacturing, trades work, and home based initiatives. Unfortunately, what is rarely spoken of is the high level of failure and personal tragedy often involved in the creation and operation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Others disagree. Species should be protected when at risk for extinction, if only for the simple reason that they are vital contributing facets to our own ecosystem. Responsibility lies in protecting any species that is endangered, not only for their livelihood, but for our own.
A change would do us all good, according to Gary Black, executive director of the National Retail Association. He is in no doubt that the current government is no friend of the shopkeeper and that its removal would be a good thing.
Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) is a member based organisation for business and economic development in the Toowoomba and Surat Basin region. The Toowoomba Regional Council area in particular is a diverse area, with some unbelievable opportunities that are projected to last for at least the next 50 years.
A D Coote & Co is an all-Australian company celebrating its 60th birthday this year by continuing to do what it does best and do it to the highest standards. Despite the constant jeremiads, manufacturing in this country does remain possible, and A D Coote & Co is a prime example, even if the company does use overseas facilities as a top-up.
Eighteen years ago the Corporate Travel Management (CTM) team set out to provide an alternative to the impersonal, one-solution-fits-all travel management companies clogging the market. “Ten years ago every large company in Australia that wanted to use a travel manager was stuck with four or five global players,” CTM Founder and CEO Jamie Pherous reports.
Dabbagh Trading exports quality skins and specialty meat from Australian raised lambs, sheep, and goats. “My father and his brother came in 1996 and created the company to supply Australian skins to our Turkish manufacturers,” explains Operations Manager Basel Dabbagh.