The Growth Project is an international study that has expanded to Australia. Its aim is to identify the reasons entrepreneurial businesses stop growing. The head of The Growth Project, Professor Charlene Zietsma, has joined UTS Business School, and will work alongside Associate Professor Danielle Logue  who will lead the project in Australia. The project seeks…

For the third consecutive year, The Star Sydney has been announced as the winner of several prestigious awards in the annual Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) NSW Industry Awards held at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday, 15 March 2017. The Star trifecta at last night’s ceremony with The Star Event Centre, Sydney’s premier events…

Next Market: March 25 And so, after a brief pause, the tradition continues… Rows of white stalls stood proud under a light summer drizzle on the first day of the reinstated Pyrmont Growers Market. Vendors were beaming. Regular market goers who had waited in limbo for 10 months were there early with their trolleys and…

The launch party to celebrate the Pyrmont Growers Market and officially thank all those involved, was held at Pizzaperta at The Star on Wednesday February 15. After a week of scorching temperatures, a relieving breeze blew through the open air street level restaurant, as attendees enjoyed pizzas topped with produce provided by market stall holders…

The fabulous Pyrmont Festival will be held from May 13 to May 27 this year. It will be the seventh time the popular event has been held and it promises to be even better again. In a joint program with Mudgee Region, visitors will be able to enjoy some of the finest cuisine at restaurants…

The first Bizruption Meetup for 2017 was a resounding success. Although 203 participants registered online, organisers believe the crowd on Monday night was closer to 300. In the expansive, warehouse chic environment of the new WeWork Pyrmont premises, attendees mingled and exchanged business cards and ideas before the inspiring presentation. Sonia Wray was convenor for…

The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at University of Technology, Sydney  (UTS) is conducting a number of projects that explore our city’s relationship to food and waste. As the Director of ISF, Professor Stuart White, described it: “A city is like a big organism, material comes into it – food in particular… and that food…

The seven years since franchisee, Jim Albanakis opened his Pyrmont Crust Pizza store has flown by and he has had no regrets. Having previously done business on the Northern Beaches, he says he prefers the vista around Pyrmont: “I think it’s one of the nicest areas of the Sydney skyline. Being right on the edge…

Independent Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich made a speech in Parliament recently describing the importance of the Sydney Mardi Gras, not only to the LGBTIQ community, but to the City and all of NSW. Greenwich underscored the value of Mardi Gras as a cultural event as well as a bastion for the community and vehicle…

Earth Hour launched in Sydney in 2007, with 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses participating in the ‘lights off’ event. Just one year later, Earth Hour became a global phenomenon with over 35 countries, and an estimated 50-100 million people participating. 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour as a global phenomenon. What…