Entries by polaris

Preparing for the Subs

The recent announcement that the next generation of submarines for Australia will be constructed in northern Adelaide was welcome news for all Australians wanting the government to invest in Australian jobs and skills. This announcement follows those about future Frigates and Patrol Vessels and the road construction projects happening, and planed for South Australia including […]

Mr Nice Guys love working with Geoff Haygreen and the Polaris Centre

Everybody always said starting a business is hard work and they were not wrong! We started Mr Nice Guys over 3 years ago in an effort to support disadvantaged families with their home clean-ups to ensure that they did not lose their tenancies. We help with interior cleanups, yards and rubbish removals. We offer a […]

Northern Connector Project Tender: Connecting with industry in the north

The Polaris Centre has actively encouraged Northern Adelaide businesses to register their interest with the final tenders for the Northern Connector Project.  The complete range of work packages have been on the Industry Capability Network website for businesses to register. To increase the awareness of the opportunities for Northern Adelaide businesses to participate in this […]

Northern Adelaide – Your Chance to Meet the Buyers from State and Local Government

Northern Adelaide – Your Chance to Meet the Buyers from State and Local Government In a boost for northern Adelaide, contracts relating to $93 million of infrastructure spending announced in the 2015-16 State Budget will require a 20 per cent minimum Industry Participation weighting for local jobs.  To assist businesses to access these contracts the […]

Kick start 2016 with one of your most essential tools, your business website 

Guest blog post by Allison Miller, Vanguard Visions  The start of 2016 offers you the opportunity to kick start your year in the right direction through one of your most essential tools your business website. Whether you are just starting out developing a website or it’s time to review your existing business website’s offering, here are some […]

Breakfast of Champions – December Northern Business Breakfast Wrap Up

The December Northern Business Breakfast (NBB) was definitely a “Breakfast of Champions” and outstanding networking event for Adelaide businesses.  In a first for NBB we convened a panel of Business Champions including Tom Zorich CEO of Zorich Group, Alison Miller Director of Vanguard Visions, Scott Boocock, CEO of Hegs Australia and Doug Laying former National […]

Jodie Gaffney shares her marketing insights at the June Northern Business Breakfast

Connecting businesses and getting great ideas for stretching your marketing dollar in tough times was the clear message at the June Northern Business Breakfast (NBB) today (June 24, 2015). 140 plus businesses attending today got some great marketing tips from Jodie Gaffney of G Advertising. A clear thread from Jodie’s presentation was to “give” your […]

What’s happening to your supply chain? Lessons learned for manufacturers in Adelaide’s north.

The manufacturing industry supply chain in South Australia is currently undergoing significant shift. As we see increasing changes in the manufacturing industry in business ownership (sales, amalgamations, liquidations etc.) there are also changes to customers and to how businesses fit in to an evolving supply chain. For many, the key business contacts just aren’t there […]