Housing Upturn Boosts Kitchen, Bathroom Industries

Whilst suffering from the current slump in home renovations, the kitchen and bathroom industry in Australia is deriving significant benefits from the recent upturn in new housing construction and will later be further strengthened by an upturn in renovation work toward the latter part of the decade, a new report has found. Published by the […]

Betta Timbers: Building a Better North

After spending many years working for building supplies businesses, Ollie Orlandi had a vision to ‘Build a Better North’. In April 2007 Ollie’s vision was realised when he opened the doors to his own building and hardware supplies business, Betta Timbers. For the first 15 months, Betta Timbers operated in Mission Beach from a home […]

Signature Pad Integration

ProStix Point Of Sale has been further enhanced to integrate with electronic signature pads for the capture of account customer signatures as proof of purchase. When prompted, POS operators are able to enter a customer’s name and capture their signature on a signature pad. This is date and time stamped for use on stationery immediately if desired and in […]

NEW MODULE – Delivery Address Validation

All too often your staff enter incorrect, incomplete or inconsistent delivery address details causing wastage and customer dissatisfaction. Sterland has launched a new module that will enforce, at time of entry, an address validation against Australia’s most accurate and comprehensive geocoded address dataset; you can draw on over 13.3 million uniform records to populate your […]

ProStix Business Intelligence (BI)

  WHAT IS BI?   Business Intelligence (BI), according to Gartner, the global leader in technology research and IT services, is an umbrella term that includes the applications, infrastructure and tools, and best practices that enable access to and analysis of information to improve and optimize decisions and performance. In basic terms Business intelligence (BI) […]

Northside Trusses and Frames Named as TABMAs Best

Northside Trusses and Frames was named as TABMAs best Truss and Frame business in a national awards night in Sydney in October. The criteria for Best Frame and Truss Operation, Australia is all-encompassing; covering nearly every aspect of business operations – including: building & surrounds, signage, general housekeeping, timber storage area (well laid out & […]

Routleys Turns 60 in Style

FAMILY business Routleys Bathroom Kitchen Laundry is marking its 60th birthday with a redevelopment of its showroom, offices and warehouse facilities at Malvern. The plumbing supplies business, run by Trevor and Judy Routley, commenced the expansion project in October. The first stage – an office complex on a property adjacent to its Unley Rd showroom […]

Bruce Allen, Wren Timbers

Bruce Allen has had a long and incredibly varied career. After his first job out of high school working as a casual at the Sydney timber yard, Primrose, Bruce now owns and operates Wren Timbers in Cairns, Far North Queensland. However, for a large chunk of his life, Bruce was not involved in the timber […]

Sunshine Mitre 10

Sunshine Mitre 10 Wins National Award At the recent Mitre 10 National Awards held on the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Mitre 10 group was honoured with the ‘Ian Nisbet Award’ for excellence. The Ian Nisbet Award recognises ‘a business that shows continuous support and contribution to the Mitre 10 group, showing leadership within Mitre 10 […]

Taps, Tubs & Tiles

Providing quality products, backed by experience, to the Red Centre Taps, Tubs & Tiles first opened their doors in the early 80’s in the iconic Australian outback town of Alice Springs. Suzanne Bitar, a young mother and wife of a successful local tiler thought there may be a way of earning some extra money and […]