People - 14 May 2021

Navigating a Business Restructure

Any business, no matter what its size, can experience a reversal of fortune, and in a constrained business environment, innovative thinking can be as important to your company’s survival as capital. Any director or manager can be ‘too close to their own business’; so close in fact that they can lose perspective over time. It

Magazine - 15 April 2014

SMOOTH OPERATOR

Like angels dancing on your tongue. Matt Mullins is a partner in Sand Hill Road hospitality group A close mate of mine recently received some terrible news. As he tells it, the doctor leant in, brow furrowed, and uttered the horrible words: “I’m sorry, but you can’t drink beer. Ever. Again.”

Industry - 15 April 2014

MARKETING MACHINE

Telling Your Story: How to Stand Out James Cooley is an account manager at PR agency, Stellar Concepts I’ve been lucky enough to see my fair share of great venues, whether it be handling the PR for a restaurant, bar or nightclub, or attending an event. It’s a tough gig but someone has to do

Pub - 8 April 2014

HOP GOBLIN

Happy Goblin Brewery: www.happygoblin.com.au Story & Image: Jen Temm Happy Goblin Brewery is as micro as it gets. Operating out of a 90sqm shared premises in Sydney’s north, the tiny brewery produces about 500L every three weeks – that’s about 1200 bottles and a couple of kegs, or enough to supply a handful of Sydney

Local - 18 July 2013

ALFRESCO TRANSFORMATIONS

  An uplifting alfresco transformation is great for business. Altis Architecture’s Design Director, Rolfe Latimer, explains. Altis Architecture’s recent club projects include new contemporary and innovative alfresco design solutions for gaming and F&B areas which are delivering significant revenue increases for clubs. Altis have recently completed three major club refurbishments at Revesby Workers, Wenty Leagues

People - 19 June 2013

PIPE DREAM

The Prahran Hotel: 82 High St, Prahran VIC (03) 9529 2168 or www.prahranhotel.com Matt Mullins: “We approached The Prahran design the same as any other: talk to Techne, ask for some options, dig into those and work out the best approach. And we always say: bring us the crazy shit too. Don’t hold back. We’re open

People - 10 April 2013

KEYSTONE UNLOCKED

What makes Keystone tick? Christopher Holder talks to Managing Director John Duncan to find out.   It’s impossible to generalise. But it’s fun. Whether you’re talking about the Gordon Gekko-style ALH Group, the gastro-pub delights of the Colonial Leisure Group, the Singo/Dicko knockabout rich mates’ pub play, or the tight Sandhill crew of Richmond… the

People - 5 February 2013

STARS AT THE STAR

    The Star hosted the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTAs) Awards last week. This meant an intimate luncheon for over 600 Australian film and television production elite, a globally-broadcast theatre style Awards Night for 1500 guests; two distinct after parties and luxury accommodation for A-list guests. The multipurpose space was initially

People - 21 November 2012

IT’S ON AT BISTRO ONE ELEVEN

Bistro One Eleven 111 Eagle St, Brisbane 4000 (07) 3220 2557 or http://bistrooneeleven.com/   In August VENUE announced the arrival of Philip Johnson’s newest venue, Bistro One Eleven.  Now open since September, inner-city residents and corporate crowds are tucking in. Philip Johnson believes in letting quality produce speak for itself. “I’m still absolutely obsessed with

Casino - 4 October 2012

STAR STUFF

The Star: 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW www.star.com.au There’s already much to be proud of, but Mike Henry can’t take his eyes off the half-completed Events Centre. He and venue have been inspecting the finished and not-quite finished scope of The Star’s refurbishment and from a vantage point we can see the progress. It’s big