For a generation of Australians, Fletcher Jones was a household name; the founder of one of the most successful clothing companies in the nation's history. This is the story of how a shell-shocked World War I veteran, who left school at 12, took to the road as a hawker and ended up building a national icon.
On tonight's episode, Willie's Devon based chocolate factory is up and running with the arrival of his final piece of equipment from Spain. Unfortunately an accident with a forklift delays its installation significantly, maybe even permanently. Willie's luck isn't all bad though as his friend and legendary chef, Marco Pierre While gives his chocolate some positive feedback and puts it straight on the menu at his Yew Tree pub.
After deciding on the location, Joe and Anna ask Karen, their real estate agent, to join their team as her help has been invaluable. It seems they are well on their way to realising their dream.
The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. Credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are now at an all time high. With no legal limit on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged, credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry, more than $30 billion in profits last year alone. We examine how the credit card industry became so pervasive, so lucrative, and so powerful.
A documentary mini-series about an office full of young Indian workers and the American and Indian executives teaching them what it means to be professionals. Set in an American-owned company in India, which does highly confidential support work for the world's top law firms, consultancies, and investment banks, this is a rare and comic look at the strange new world of cross-cultural corporate training and at the lifestyles of young urban professionals in a conservative South Indian city. This is a company on a mission, spreading American corporate culture one manager at a time.
After a successful harvest in Venezuela, Willie begins to process his cocoa back home in his Devon chocolate factory. But progress comes to a grinding halt when Willie receives some challenging feedback from Britain's top chocolatier, William Curley.
After a 36 hour journey, Joe and Anna arrive at the airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. They head straight to the house of friend and eco-tour planner Sarah-Joy, and her Costa Rican partner Julio, who have offered to host them for their first few days in the country at their cottage in the rainforest.
A potentially disastrous accident at CCR's ageing South Australian copper mine highlights the need for its urgent upgrade and also to find new copper.
Alan Khan migrated to Australia from Bangladesh in the 1970s. He came to Australia to get a pilot's licence and stayed to become the 'king' of Sydney's wedding photographers. Alan is charming, egotistical, charismatic and a cutthroat businessman.
A four-part documentary series about an office full of young Indian workers and the American and Indian executives teaching them what it means to be professionals. Set in an American-owned company in Chennai, India, which does highly confidential support work for the world's top law firms, consultancies, and investment banks, the documentary offers a rare and comic look at the strange new world of cross-cultural corporate training and at the lifestyles of young urban professionals in a conservative South Indian city. This is a company on a mission, spreading American corporate culture one manager at a time.
In this final episode, the entrepreneurs prepare to head home after three weeks of hard work. To the last, they are still trying to find ways to help the villagers make money. Two of the group, Pepita Diamand and Yvonne Thompson hit on another big idea to help local women turn their hobby into a business.
Willie Harcourt-Cooze is on a mission, to fulfil his dream to produce the best chocolate in the world - from bean to bar and beyond. The four-part series follows Willie, his wife Tania and their three young children as Willie grows and harvests his own cocoa beans from his Venezuelan farm and then turns them into premium chocolate at his Devon factory back in the UK.
Joe and Anna Russell, siblings from Shepparton VIC, have a dream - to pack up everything and move to Costa Rica in order to open the greatest cocktail bar on earth. There are just a few problems: they have no money, no business experience and Joe doesn't speak the local language. But that won't stop them from trying.
With the nickel mine back on track and the bank's foreclosure action briefly averted, Brian (Gerald Lepkowski) finds that CCR's revived 19th century gold mine is under threat when concerns are raised about a nearby creek. Locals and environmentalists are pressuring for its closure. Caz (Katie Wall) finds herself bullied by her old 'greenie' friends as she investigates the site.
Now in its 21st year, the Ethnic Business Awards continues the tradition of recognising the determination and competitive spirit of Australia's migrant community. These awards were designed to recognise and reward the valuable and innovative contributions migrants have made to Australian business and the economy.
In a week of appalling weather and even worse catches for the skippers of the pair trawlers, Sunrise and Ocean Dawn, John Stevenson and Ian Ritchie find themselves blown clean across the North Sea and forced to take shelter in Bergen, Norway. And their trip from hell is about to get a whole lot worse with a catastrophic engine failure for one of them and a dramatic mercy dash by the other.
On the North Sea comradeship counts for everything. The pair trawlers, Ocean Dawn and Sunrise, always work together and their skippers Ian Ritchie and John Stevenson look out for one another through thick and thin. This fishing trip will be their toughest yet as ferocious weather, poor fishing and problems with a new net bring unexpected pressures to this successful working relationship. Can they win through?
Multi-millionaire building boss Steve Morgan is working virtually single-handed on a project to provide local schoolchildren with clean drinking water. But just as the water tanks are delivered, he drops the bombshell that he is heading home early.
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