Brisbane's QueensPlaza to undergo $36m revamp

Brisbane's QueensPlaza to undergo $36m revamp

Vicinity Centres, the owner of Brisbane inner city shopping destination QueensPlaza, announced on Friday that its redevelopment application for the centre has been approved by Brisbane City Council. Through a $36 million development, the company plans to elevate QueensPlaza's precinct and shopping capabilities to cater for a growing d...

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The Test Drive that's designed to help you stand out from the crowd

The Test Drive that's designed to help you stand out from the crowd

An undergraduate degree was once a distinguishing feature of employability and a person's skills in the business landscape. Today however, undergrads have become the new norm and expectations now turn to higher levels of study. Professionals look to postgraduate degrees and other forms of upskilling to improve their own personal b...

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How an MBA inspired Scott Thomas' transition from science to startup

How an MBA inspired Scott Thomas' transition from science to startup

WHEN Scott Thomas (pictured left)  first enrolled in a Master of Business Administration (MBA) course, he knew that he wanted to grow his career prospects. What he didn't expect was that he'd be running his own business only a few years down the track. Thomas was working at Brisbane's BP oil refinery when he enrolled ...

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ALEX CORREA EXECUTIVE OPENS DOORS TO ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS

ALEX CORREA EXECUTIVE OPENS DOORS TO ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS

THE BILLY Blue College of Design has added a gem to its portfolio, completing its partnership with Alex Correa Executive to deliver the recruiter's new headquarters. After several months in development, Alex Correa Executive's new head office is now open for business near Brisbane's riverside precinct on Market Street. Dir...

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INNOVATION EXPERT EXPLAINS WHY CHOOSING THE RIGHT MBA IS KEY

INNOVATION EXPERT EXPLAINS WHY CHOOSING THE RIGHT MBA IS KEY

Building on success requires the right toolbox. In the competitive and ever-changing work environment, business leaders believe knowledge and connections are crucial keys. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is one avenue professionals are more frequently turning to, as they seek to develop networks and improve their tech...

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MORE THAN JUST MONETARY VALUE: THREE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET AN MBA

MORE THAN JUST MONETARY VALUE: THREE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET AN MBA

AN MBA, or Master of Business Administration, can be your springboard to better career prospects, a career switch or increased success in the business world. Aside from aspirations of becoming a high-flying CEO, there's more to an MBA than what it can offer in monetary value and impressive job titles. Here are three reasons to stu...

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RE-IMAGINING THE MODERN OFFICE SPACE

RE-IMAGINING THE MODERN OFFICE SPACE

GONE are the days when working in an office meant being stuck behind a high-walled cubicle. Open-plan office designs have become the new norm, creating an environment where workers can freely move about and discuss ideas. Many offices have even adopted a 'hot desk' policy, where people switch workstations on a daily basis. ...

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NEW VEHICLES - A LUXURY TRAP OR NECESSITY?

NEW VEHICLES - A LUXURY TRAP OR NECESSITY?

IT'S OFTEN said that the cars we drive say a lot about us, and we are sometimes unknowingly stereotyped by the vehicles that we drive. For instance, if you drive a Jeep, you're an outdoorsy type. If you have a Benz parked in your drive, you must be rich. The list goes on, and It's not as if the stereotypes are connected withou...

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HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER THROUGH TRAINING

HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER THROUGH TRAINING

GIG economy, remote working, and freelance Friday are more than just buzz terms; our workforce is changing, and so too is its driver: education.

But it's not the online education revolution you might think. As industry insiders speculate online education and course delivery will be the way of the future, Melbourne startup training.co...

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TEST DRIVE A POST GRAD AT BOND

TEST DRIVE A POST GRAD AT BOND

THERE'S only one way to really move your career into the fast lane, says Bond University, and 'test driving' will help you figure that out quick smart.

Bond Business School is offering a Postgraduate Test Drive, for those who are curious, but not yet committed.

A test drive like none other, Bond Business School offers complimen...

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KNOWLEDGE WORKERS AMONG MOST SOUGHT AFTER IN 2017

KNOWLEDGE WORKERS AMONG MOST SOUGHT AFTER IN 2017

BUSINESSES searching for efficiencies and improved systems are in search of knowledge workers early this year, says the latest Hays Quarterly Report for January-March 2017, making them among the most in-demand in the labour market.

Hays Australia and New Zealand managing director, Nick Deligiannis, says employers are looking to add value...

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FLIGHT CENTRE GIVES BUSINESSES A BOOST WITH GOLDMIND

FLIGHT CENTRE GIVES BUSINESSES A BOOST WITH GOLDMIND

FLIGHT Centre Travel Group (ASX:FLT) has launched a corporate coaching program sharing its trajectory to success, with fellow Brisbane-based company Domino's Pizza Enterprises (ASX:DMP) among the first to be schooled. GoldMind is a series of leadership training programs aimed at helping other businesses grow, based on the travel retai...

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SHAPE AUSTRALIA SECURES QANTAS LOUNGE PROJECT

SHAPE AUSTRALIA SECURES QANTAS LOUNGE PROJECT

FITOUT company SHAPE Australia has been awarded the multimillion-dollar refurbishment of Qantas' first class and business lounges at Brisbane International Airport. The firm will commence construction this month to create a single international premium lounge, inspired by the airline's world-class facilities in Hong Kong and Singa...

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BMW BODYSHOP DRIVES INTO NEW BRISBANE LOCATION

BMW BODYSHOP DRIVES INTO NEW BRISBANE LOCATION

THE Brisbane BMW Bodyshop has upgraded to a new facility at Hendra to drive growth. The prestige panel shop has relocated from its original site at Windsor to a 4500sqm building at Nudgee Road to improve efficiency and output. The facility is now capable of handling 250 to 300 repairs per month, representing a 40 per cent increase com...

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BRISBANE CEOS BAND TOGETHER TO RAISE $645,000 FOR VINNIES

BRISBANE CEOS BAND TOGETHER TO RAISE $645,000 FOR VINNIES

BRISBANE bosses braved temperatures as low as 12 degrees overnight and raised more than $645,000 for their efforts at the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout. About 150 local business, community and government leaders slept on a sheet of cardboard beneath the Story Bridge in a bid to fight homelessness. St Vincent de Paul Society will use the...

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BRISBANE BOSSES FACE THE ELEMENTS FOR VINNIES

BRISBANE BOSSES FACE THE ELEMENTS FOR VINNIES

BRISBANE business leaders are bracing for a cold night ahead of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout 2016. About 150 corporate, government and community leaders will set up camp underneath the Story Bridge tonight to raise awareness and funds for homelessness. Queensland has the third highest homeless population in Australia at 19,838, with 57 pe...

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NEW ASIA FLIGHTS SET TO DELIVER $66M TO QLD

NEW ASIA FLIGHTS SET TO DELIVER $66M TO QLD

THE tally of inbound seats flying into Queensland has been bumped up to 500,000 this year, after two major airlines increased services to the state. EVA Air and AirAsia X will boost trips from Taiwan and Malaysia to deliver up to 44,000 additional visitors and $66 million to the economy. Tourism Minister Kate Jones says the latest int...

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THREE KEYS TO LEADING A TEAM THROUGH EOFY

THREE KEYS TO LEADING A TEAM THROUGH EOFY

THE end of the financial year (EOFY) can be a taxing time for businesses, and often it takes a toll on staff. Accounts wrap up, major deals get finalised and sales begin to peak, making it vital for any team to be on top of their game. According to organisers at Corporate Challenge Events, it's a time when even the most seasoned w...

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BRISBANE WORKOUTS FOR HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

BRISBANE WORKOUTS FOR HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

NO TREADMILLS or dumbbells in sight, these Brisbane fitness entrepreneurs have created unique experiences with the high-powered professional in mind.  GET A GRIP Not getting the traction you want at the gym? Maybe you need to step it up and take on a boulder workout at one of Brisbane's Urban Climb gyms. Urban Climb'...

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FLEXIBLE DUO DEBUNKS THE DAILY GRIND

FLEXIBLE DUO DEBUNKS THE DAILY GRIND

THE modern workplace is changing, with the regular nine-to-five week taking a back seat in favour of home offices, flexible hours and self-employment. When Brisbane-based entrepreneurs Cristina Smerdon and Debbie Phillips were in the midst of trawling through new work options for themselves, they discovered there was a significant market ...

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OMEGA TO OPEN IN BRISBANE

OMEGA TO OPEN IN BRISBANE

OMEGA will open its first flagship store in Brisbane in 2018.

The luxury retailer has committed to a two-level tenancy at 188 Edward Street totalling 282sqm for a five-year lease.

The October 2018 opening date coincides with Edward Street's $11 million facelift.

Sam Degn of Colliers International negotiated the lease off-market on b...

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SINGAPORE ROUTE TO DELIVER $46M TOURISM BOOST

SINGAPORE ROUTE TO DELIVER $46M TOURISM BOOST

SINGAPORE Airlines will introduce three new flights to Brisbane each week, which is expected to deliver a $46 million tourism boost to the state. The additional flights between Singapore and Brisbane are expected to commence in late May, with the aim of making the service daily from September. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Eve...

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WHAT GAVE STEVE JOBS THE EDGE?

WHAT GAVE STEVE JOBS THE EDGE?

FEW businesses can legitimately lay claim to buzzwords like 'innovation' and 'disruption', but Apple is undoubtedly one of them. As one of the most recognisable and lucrative brands in the world, the $560 billion technology company has transformed the way we do business - both in management style and operation. The man...

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HOW BRISBANE EXECUTIVES LIVE

HOW BRISBANE EXECUTIVES LIVE

THE executive level - whether in business or hotels - is an area many only ever dream of entering.

Being promoted to that executive level at work is a money-can't-buy reward, whereas waking up there in a hotel is a treat within reach.

Brisbane Marriott makes all feel welcome in its luxury executive suites, through the big smiles of its...

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HIDDEN HAZARDS LURKING AT OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

HIDDEN HAZARDS LURKING AT OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

TIS the season to be jolly with employers being warned of the hidden hazards at the office Christmas party. Bennett & Philp director Mark O'Connor says employers need to remember that workplace laws still apply at functions organised by the company. "At this time of the year as businesses prepare for their annual Christma...

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RESILIENT TRAVELLERS HEADING BACK TO FRANCE

RESILIENT TRAVELLERS HEADING BACK TO FRANCE

TOURISM in one of the world's top travel destinations is slowly recovering three weeks on since the tragedy in Paris, according to a Brisbane-based travel agency. France at Leisure has encountered a minor ripple effect following a series of coordinated attacks in the French capital on November 13. After relocating from France to A...

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CHINESE FLIGHT DEAL SET TO DELIVER $22M TO QLD

CHINESE FLIGHT DEAL SET TO DELIVER $22M TO QLD

QUEENSLAND has become the first state in Australia to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with China Eastern Airlines, set to deliver a $22 million tourism boost to the state. The service offers direct flights between Shanghai and Brisbane all year round, starting with three flights each week towards the end of next year. Premier Annas...

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THE WESTIN HEADS TO RIVER CITY

THE WESTIN HEADS TO RIVER CITY

STARWOOD'S Westin hotel brand will make its debut in Queensland, with The Westin Brisbane set to open its doors in 2018. The international accommodation provider signed an agreement with Mary 111 Pty Ltd to launch the hotel as part of a mixed-use development. Mary Lane will feature a mix of retailers, restaurants and residences in the...

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OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE HEALTHY

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE HEALTHY

IT SEEMS healthy is the new black, with nutritious foods replacing sugary snacks in vending machines across Australia, according to QUT consumer behaviour expert Dr Gary Mortimer (pictured). "Companies like Melbourne based Füd Revolution and Brisbane's All Real Food are leading the way in providing healthy alternatives to ti...

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QLD OUTSHINES NATION IN BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

QLD OUTSHINES NATION IN BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

QUEENSLAND has come out on top of all mainland states in business confidence for the third month in a row, according to NAB. The Monthly Business Survey shows the sunshine state's trend business confidence is +7 points on the NAB index, three points higher than NSW and six points higher than Victoria. Treasurer Curtis Pitt says th...

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