About James Coleman

Even before he could actually drive, James Coleman and his brother started a hobby car magazine, and he has been waxing lyrical about all things cars and motoring ever since.

He is told repeatedly that he has a British accent, but Canberra is where he was born and bred. Although he and his family now live in Queanbeyan.

He loves - you guessed it - cars and driving, but also squeegee-ing windows for some reason.

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This Canberra paramedic cut medical training costs by thousands with an iPad – and it’s gone worldwide
Peter Mckie was volunteering at hospitals around Australia in March 2011 when he realised there was a problem. "I was teaching advanced life-support to doctors, nurses and paramedics and the trouble is, the cost of actually doing this is quite high," he says. "You have to buy a very sophisticated manekin and then on top of that, a real hospital...
Mitchell company flying high as Geodrones CEO named finalist for national defence award
It looks like drones are the next big thing. Geodrones Australia is a Canberra-based company pioneering drone technology and how we can use them now and into the future. CEO Glenn Alcock has been named a finalist in the Executive of the Year awards for the Australian Defence Industry Awards 2022. These awards acknowledge all defence industry stakeholders — from...
Canberra public servant designs app to make sure no-one’s stranded by bushfire again
An app designed to save lives during natural disasters is among seven innovative business ideas to receive thousands of dollars of grant funding from the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN). Like many others, Tristan Morris was holidaying with friends on the south coast in the summer of 2019-20 when he found himself surrounded by a raging bushfire. He decided to fill...
New employment program helps Canberra veteran families find stability after service
A special new program is giving Canberra's veterans a chance to secure a rewarding civilian job. Funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), the RSL Veterans Employment Program is a nationwide effort to provide specialist career services to not only local veterans but also their immediate families, all completely free of charge. This includes assistance with changing careers, writing...
Canberra startup keeps satellites functioning and out of the orbit-uaries
A Canberra software company is joining forces with the UK government to help put satellites into space. Nominal Systems has been awarded a contract to develop a spacecraft and missions simulator for the UK's Ministry of Defence. The software is said to reduce the number of satellites failing in space by providing a cheaper and easier testing method. CEO and...
New app keeps Canberra orthopaedic surgery patients in virtual loop
The prospect of looming surgery can be daunting. But a new app used by a Canberra orthopaedic practice is designed to calm the nerves as it guides patients through the process every step of the way. The MyRecovery app at In Motion Orthopaedics helps patients educate themselves about everything they need to know before and after their medical procedure. This...
New funding program gives community groups a helping hand
Most people's interaction with Geocon might stop with looking up at the nearest skyscraper and thinking, "That's impressive". But one of Canberra's largest building firms is rolling out a new community engagement program designed to develop deeper connections with locals. Geocon is making it easier for community groups and charities to apply for sponsorship thanks to a new dedicated program....
Canberra law firm recognised for explosive growth and people-centric workplace
A Canberra law firm has recently been named as one of Australia's fastest growing and most people-centric law firms in two separate lists by Australasian Lawyer magazine. In this year's 'Fast Firms' report, Australasian Lawyer honours the 15 law firms that showed the highest degree of resilience and momentum during the challenging COVID-19 period. Chamberlains Law Firm has been named...
Online event to showcase Canberra’s brightest innovators from the past 12 months
As another year draws to a close, it's high time to look back over the past 12 months and acknowledge the local entrepreneurs who have woken up with a bright idea and set about making it happen. On 1 December, 2021, Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) will host its annual Innovation Showcase, celebrating the people, ideas and industries that help make...
Phishing, flubots and Nigerian princes: how to avoid online banking scams
You've probably heard the theory that people are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity, and that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. However, the reality is that scams are getting increasingly sophisticated, and more people from all ages and walks of life are falling prey. Director of the UNSW Institute for Cyber Security,...
It’s been 45 years since ClubsACT first stood up for Canberra’s community
This year marks 45 years since Canberra's community clubs received a united voice, and there's no sign of it losing its strength. ClubsACT is the peak association representing the interests of the ACT’s not-for-profit licenced club industry, with aggregate memberships well above 500,000 across the local region. It was established on 12 July, 1976, as the Licenced Clubs Association of...
People person and banker: meet Steven James, new lender for Bendigo Bank Wanniassa
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Being a people person is not a job requirement most would associate with banking. Steven James might not sound like the type of guy to sit behind a desk with a calculator in hand, a stack of home loan documents by his side, and with fingers furiously flicking off emails. But that's some of what he does in his new...
CommSec reports ACT second-best economy despite weak employment
The ACT has come second in the race for the best-performing economy in Australia, according to a new report by CommSec. The last few months have been far from normal for the states and territories, with COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns wreaking havoc on business. But it turns out that all is not as bad as it might seem. Now in...
CPS Concrete has been pouring Canberra’s foundations for more than 40 years
It started as a conversation over some salami, Italian bread and homemade wine and resulted in constructing what was Canberra's tallest building some six years ago, Wayfarer. Since building the Wayfarer apartments in Belconnen, CPS Concrete Group and Geocon have worked together to pour five more of the tallest structures in the ACT, accounting for more than 3,000 homes. CPS...
What the first day out of lockdown looked like for Canberra businesses
With COVID-19 lockdown in the ACT finally loosening its grip, many local businesses opened their doors on Friday, 15 October, and dusted off their equipment for the first time since 12 August, 2021. Cafes, bars, barbers and gyms are among the businesses allowed to recommence operations under current guidelines, with more substantial changes coming on 29 October, when the ACT...
What happens to your cryptocurrency when you die?
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The past decade has seen a huge boom in a new form of currency, different from the physical notes and coins humans have used for centuries. It's cryptocurrency, the currency of 1's and 0's. But with its digital, non-physical form comes the danger it can be lost forever. Someone will need to have access to it when it comes time...