Uluru, in the Northern Territory, is one of Australia’s most iconic and magnificent natural wonders. From dawn to dusk, the famous monolith appears to change colour from glowing shades of pink to red, deep purple and blue.
According to the Clean Energy Council, more than one in ten households is generating electricity from rooftop solar panels. As of January 2013, installed capacity of solar PV (photovoltaic, the standard panels) was a whisker short of 2,500 MW, with an average system size of 3.5 kW. Householders and businesses alike cite concerns about the rising cost of energy as a major reason for investing in solar units.
Providing Australia’s most comprehensive range of in-house designed powder handling products is just one reason why Kockums Bulk Systems should be the first choice for any client with a need to handle powders.
“I was assisting everybody,” says Scott, who today is the Managing Director of Carways Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s best-known and most reliable motor vehicle transportation companies. “We’re the largest family-owned car carrier in the industry across the nation,” he says. “Any of the bigger ones are all corporate.”
Initially, CamPak Construction Pty Ltd had concentrated most of its efforts on educational institutions but slowly moved into working on contracts for the Defence Department and airports. In the past, CamPak operated four distinct company divisions but has now reverted back to two, CamPak Construction Pty Ltd and CamPak Asbestos and Fireproofing Services Pty Ltd (which specialises in asbestos removal, demolition and fireproofing).
For owner and founder Paul Divitaris, training the next wave of creative talent eagerly cutting and colouring out a future career for themselves is all in a day’s work. “Soccer, football and hair, they’re my favourite subjects,” he asserts. After migrating to Australia from Greece in 1961, Mr Divitaris worked as a barber before travelling to London in 1973 where he worked as a trainer in the prestigious Vidal Sassoon and Alan International salons.
Technigro has built a stellar reputation for quality and sustainability through its use of Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) and places as far off as Singapore have come to the company for advice and assistance. Business in Focus spoke with the man who started it all, its CEO and founder Nick Bloor.
The company was founded in 1989, the brainchild of co-founders Phil Dash and David Hook, with a focus on supplying filter systems for the home market. The company’s original product was a single cartridge system installed underneath the customer’s sink, but the business quickly expanded into the commercial market, providing water cooler systems for office environments.
Shingle Inn is a family run, boutique chain of cafés, blending the grandeur and traditions of yesteryear with a contemporary vibe. Born in the midst of the Great Depression, Shingle Inn is more than just a business; it is a fascinating part of Brisbane’s local history.
The locally owned company was launched eight years ago by Nicholas Mason & Christina James, who recognised the deficits of the business model employed by other providers at the time and chose to create a better, more people-centred service.