Ugly duckling becomes swan: Papua New Guinea retailer Brian Bell opens K30 million shopping centre

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Not even a pandemic could stop the new Gordons Plaza from opening. Brian Bell CEO Cameron McKellar talks to Business Advantage PNG about the challenges of launching in the times COVID-19.

In brief: African swine fever reaches Papua New Guinea and other business stories

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The Minister for Agriculture puts measures in place to stop the spread of the African swine fever and protect the pork industry, Prime Minister James Marape announces stimulus package and ICCC monitors shops to avoid price spikes in essential items. The business news you need to kickstart your week.

Papua New Guinea’s veteran retailer seeks to grow its local suppliers

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Brian Bell Group is reaping the rewards of three years of infrastructure investment and using this period of profitability to grow its local partnerships.

Brian Bell Group investing heavily for growth in its 60th year, says Chairman

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Diversified corporate and retail enterprise Brian Bell Group is celebrating its 60th year in 2018. Chairman Ian Clough tells Business Advantage PNG the company is investing in people, infrastructure, and new retail strategies in preparation for its next phase of growth.

Why many Papua New Guinea companies become conglomerates

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Conglomerates have become rare in developed economies; the strategy of diversifying across different industry sectors tends to be punished by investors who prefer specialized players. But in Papua New Guinea industry diversification is commonly used as a way to grow.

Putting people first in Papua New Guinea business: the human resources challenge

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Managing human resources is always one of the principle challenges in business. In Papua New Guinea, the approaches have to be specific to the local culture and expectations of workers. Business Advantage PNG looks at some of the different ways that the issue is tackled.

Executive Director Ian Clough explains how the Brian Bell Group plans to expand and achieve economies of scope

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The Brian Bell Group is a diversified retail conglomerate that is one of PNG’s oldest companies. Executive Director Ian Clough tells Business Advantage PNG that the company will continue to grow by identifying areas of opportunity.