Business & Invest

Gold Coast Airport’s $200 million redevelopment plans

The Gold Coast is undergoing an exciting period of transformation ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM (GC2018). Major preparations are underway across the city with close to $13 billion invested in public infrastructure. The Gold Coast Airport is on a similar trajectory and has announced plans for a $200 million redevelopment that will overhaul the airport ahead of GC2018 and meet forecast demand to 2023. Stage one of construction is due to commence in early 2016 and include an initial three new widebodied aircraft stands and a three-level terminal development, with provision for up to two aerobridges associated…

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The Gold Coast Airport has announced plans for a $200 million redevelopment that will overhaul the airport.
Business & Invest

Gold Coast Co-working Spaces

For a city whose backbone is built on entrepreneurship, it’s not surprising to see a growth in co-working spaces on the Gold Coast, along with an increasing number of start-ups that are making use of these spaces. The basic principal of co-working spaces has been tracked back hundreds of years to artist and writer collective communities who came together in a single location to master their art. In 2005, Brad Neuberg coined the term ‘coworking space’ when he established the first recognised coworking site in San Francisco – Hat Factory. Today, we’re seeing co-working spaces pop up in major cities all…

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We’re seeing coworking spaces pop up in major cities all over the world as places where professionals can come together, collaborate and share ideas.
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Brewing up global coffee success

Coffee has become a Global business. The growing coffee culture in Australia alone is stimulating a $1.8 billion coffee bean distribution industry. One Gold Coast based company cashing in on this growing industry is Essential Brand Group (EBG). EBG initially started out as Espresso Essential. Under this brand Mike Koolen and wife Gayle supplied coffee machines to local businesses. “I recognised an opportunity to introduce real bean espresso coffee to the small office environment,” Koolen said. “I wanted to take the office coffee system to the new millennium.” What started as a small venture 13 years ago by selling coffee machines from…

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Gold Coast based Essential Brand Group is cashing in on the growing coffee industry.
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Gold Coast has Zuckerberg Factor, Says HP Boss

If the world is looking for the next Mark Zuckerberg, Hewlett Packard’s regional head reckons the Gold Coast could be a good place to start. Sean Girvin, the South Pacific vice-president of sales enterprise services for HP, is spearheading a push by the global technology giant into the Gold Coast, taking the first step by establishing a dedicated office in the city for the first time. Girvin says HP’s Southport base aims to tap emerging opportunities, as well as the talent that is coming through the Gold Coast’s growing education sector as part of its ongoing recruitment drive. He also…

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If the world is looking for the next Mark Zuckerberg, Hewlett Packard's regional head reckons the Gold Coast could be a good place to start.