amaysim 2.0 Corporate – Investor Centre focused website

IRM is delighted to have assisted long-time and multi-awarded mobile service provider, amaysim Australia Ltd., on its corporate website upgrade focused on the Investor Centre section – just in time for its listing in ASX.

About amaysim Australia Pty Ltd.

amaysim Australia Ltd. (ASX: AYS) is a leading Australian, online-led mobile service provider dedicated to deliver simplicity, fairness, and affordable prices to subscribers. It is powered by the Optus Mobile Network, which covers about 98.5% of the Aussie population.

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The brief

Within a tight time-frame, amaysim and IRM worked swiftly together to improve and develop a great new corporate site in time for the listing.

During the time-frame, we needed to:

  • Produce an updated corporate website adapting the current look and feel of the existing one
  • Provide a solution for amaysim’s need to communicate effectively with investors and clients’
  • Provide solution for automating distribution of ASX announcements
  • Make available a solution for providing updated core information: i.e. Share prices, etc.
  • Upgrade the technology used behind the site. Pages could then be customised using the whole new back-end system supported by HQ1
  • Better present images and presentations
  • Create a fully responsive website that’s accessible via all mobile devices with Google Analytics tracking code embedded within all pages
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The solution

As soon as we received the green light, details design, and other content from the amaysim team, IRM’s web development and design team started immediately on the design and build of the Investor Centre, working closely with amaysim’s creative and communications teams. Given the tight timeframe, we were able to provide both the front and back end components in parallel.

This website upgrade met the challenge; it was developed quickly and efficiently, now even reflects greatly on amaysim’s image of being the top provider to the developing next generation.

We invite you to view the new Investor Centre, which is supported by IRM’s specialist HQi software for content management functionality, specialised tools for investor relations people.

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Congratulations amaysim!

We are pleased with your fresh corporate web site and we believe it has become a valuable resource for investors. Thanks for the opportunity to work together on the project!

Thinking about a new corporate website?

If you’re thinking about a new investor centre or corporate web site, get in touch with Danny Hunt at IRM, who can discuss your needs. Reach Danny via email: danny.hunt@irmau.com or phone: +61 2 8233 6168, or see www.irmau.com for more detail.

Supporting staff with shareholdings


In today’s IRMatters post, Patricia Doyle, Private Client Advisor with Morgans Financial covers four important points that companies and employees should consider when entering into employee share schemes.


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Many ASX-listed companies award shares or offer discounted shares to their staff as a show of appreciation, a sign of recognition for hard work, and as a staff retention practice. With the benefits for both management and employees who own shares, a number of core processes and rules accompany share schemes.  It is important for all staff to be aware of the major points.

1. Limiting personal risk

Escrow arrangements and vesting arrangements will mean the shares are not readily available to be sold by the owner. It may be some months or years until the stock is released from escrow and available to be sold on the market. Making purchases or entering into liabilities, based on the value yet to be received under an escrowed stock arrangement would be considered high risk considering the uncertainty around the outcome.


The most conservative approach an employee shareholder should take is to only consider the cash to be available for other uses once the shares are actually sold and the proceeds in their bank account.

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2. Block-out periods and sale windows

Sale windows exist, typically for executive level employees, whose shares may be subject to block-out periods, where the stock cannot be sold or purchased. As an example, a Director’s action to sell their shares in the week before the company is due to announce its annual results may be seen as a conflict of interest, given the information the staff member may privy to.


It is important that a staff member takes responsibility in this regard and checks with their Company Secretary or similar to confirm the stock is eligible to be sold on a particular date. The Company Secretary should also provide ongoing updates by way of email to confirm when sale windows are open and closed. 

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3. Share trading accounts

Staff without a share trading account is a common occurrence in many businesses. Quite often employees may have never owned shares previously, nor really understand much about them and the processes involved to sell their shares can be more complicated than anticipated. One solution is for the company to have a specific broker contact who can assist staff with opening a trading account, explaining the process and keeping track of the important timing issues that can surround employee shares.


Employees can contact the Company Secretary to find out if they have a broker contact that they deal with on a regular basis that can assist with a new account.

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4. Tax considerations

Tax issues can arise through the sale of employee shares depending on the cost base given to the allocated stock. It would be advisable to ensure that staff recognise their may be tax payable in the event they sell their shares and speak to an accountant if they are unsure of their potential liability. In certain cases, tax may be payable upfront on the exercise of options or when they cease employment with the company.


It is very important Employees discuss the potential tax implications with their accountant prior to selling their shares.

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All  staff should be provided with an information pack when they initially receive a parcel of shares in the company with details of the benefits of the Employee Share Scheme as well as highlighting the important points detailed above.

Seeking guidance? 

Need some help with providing guidance to your employees on how to approach thinking about the company’s employee share plans? Contact Patricia Doyle, Senior Investment Advisor, via phone: +61 2 9373 4416 or email: patricia.doyle@morgans.com.au.

Important Information

The information contained in this article is general information only. It does not take into consideration any specific needs, situations or objectives. Before making any financial decisions you should make sure you are comfortable that the strategy suits your needs and objectives, and your risk profile. If necessary, you should seek professional advice.

BWP Trust’s corporate website, featuring Property Finder with interactive map

Last year, we launched the new, custom built, corporate website for Bunnings Warehouse Property Trust (BWP), featuring a Property Finder which utilises one of HQi’s key features – our Showcase software. An overview of how it’s used is featured in today’s IRMatters post.

BWP Trust (ASX: BWP) is a real estate investment trust, that invests in and manages commercial properties throughout Australia.

The majority of BWP’s properties are large format retailing properties, in particular, Bunnings Warehouses, leased to Bunnings Group Limited (“Bunnings”) who is the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand. They are also a major supplier to project builders, commercial trades people, and the housing industry.

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The Brief

Along with an increase in traffic to www.bwptrust.com.au, BWP identified the need to refresh the look and feel of the site and improve its functionality in order to better serve clients and better engage with investors. One feature that was very important to BWP was the ability to showcase their property locations in an effective way, easily navigated by visitors to the site.

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The Solution

IRM proposed enhancing the location finder capabilities of its HQi content management system so BWP could use the system to easily maintain details on each of its properties. The system was modified such that it would enable any client that needed a location finder or a way of showcasing activities in different locations, to maintain and control their location finders via a function in the back end of HQi.  (Read more about the modifications and how the system works in HQi 4.2 post, here.)

Visitors to the BWP website are shown an interactive map which features the location of each property.  The interactive map, sourced from Google Maps, enables the use of satellite images and street view where available from Google. Hovering over the location shows property details, and clicking on the location displays a web page with the full property details.

This is an example of how the feature appears on mobile devices:

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Thanks BWP!

We are delighted with your new corporate web site and think it’s an excellent resource for your stakeholders.  Thanks for the opportunity to work together on the project!

Thinking about a new corporate website?

If you’re thinking about a new investor centre or corporate web site, get in touch with Danny Hunt at IRM, who can discuss your needs. Reach Danny via email: danny.hunt@irmau.com or phone: +61 2 8233 6168, or see www.irmau.com for more detail.

Presenting Nautilus Minerals 2.0 and Nautilus CARES

In today’s post, we review the recent redesign of Nautilus Minerals Inc.’s corporate site, and the launch of a micro-site: Nautilus Cares, which contains important detail on Nautilus’ commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

About Nautilus Minerals Inc.

Nautilus Minerals Inc (TSX: NUS, OTCQX: NUSMF) is the first company to commercially explore the seafloor for massive sulphide systems, which are a potential source of high grade copper, gold, zinc and silver.

Nautilus has among its significant shareholders, three of the world’s largest resource companies and the nature of its alliances and technical partners place it firmly in pole position as the world leader in deepwater exploration and the development of mineral systems.

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The brief – corporate website refresh

Nautilus Minerals identified the requirement to upgrade their corporate website, delivering a refresh to the look and feel, and improving the detail available to investors, job seekers and other stakeholders. The brief we agreed was as follows:

  • Nautilus and IRM would work together to redesign and replace the prior www.nautilusminerals.com website
  • Through the process, Nautilus would review and upgrade its investor content
  • IRM would deliver a professional, modern, comprehensive, and best practice website with strong investor relations functions
  • Nautilus would be able to use the website for both active outgoing communications with investors through tools such as IRM Newsroom, and passive communications – by having the appropriate tools and content available to visitors, available through a well laid out structure and across all devices

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The solution

We were able to achieve the brief and built a refreshed corporate website, which contains information for a broad range of stakeholders, including:

  • An overview of the business and team
  • Detail on the company’s focus on copper and gold rich seafloor massive sulphide discoveries in the Southwest Pacific
  • Educational resources which explain the technology that’s used to realise Nautilus’ deep seafloor resource production techniques
  • Information for TSX and OTCQX investors and
  • A jobseeker hub, where potential employees can review job vacancies and learn about working with Nautilus

The site also contains a number of advanced features, listed below:

  • IRM content management system for ease in ongoing maintenance
  • User security, user database management, audit trail
  • Email alerts capability
  • Online management tools: web usage and email statistics
  • Responsive design – website is view-able across majority of mobile devices
  • Supported by IRM’s specialist HQi software which delivers content and stakeholder management functionality along with continues improvements through software releases

Nautilus CARES microsite

Alongside the launch of Nautilus Minerals Inc.’s corporate site, a microsite was built – Nautilus CARES – which contains information for community and investors on Nautilus’ Corporate Social Responsibility framework.

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The microsite serves to highlight the Community, Environment and workplace Health and Safety initiatives associated with Nautilus’ activities. Nautilus CARES also serves as a cultural program, ensuring people and companies that work with and for Nautilus Minerals are Community Accountable, Responsible Environmentally and Safe.

Along with a host of information on the programs, the site contains image galleries on Nautilus’ community work in PNG and Tonga, downloadable libraries of Environmental Impact Statements / related documentation, and resources for media.

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Congratulations Nautilus Minerals Inc.!

We are so delighted with the outcome of the corporate website and Nautilus CARES microsite.  Thanks for the opportunity to work together on the project!

Thinking about a new corporate website or investor centre?

If you’re thinking about a new investor centre or corporate website, get in touch with Danny Hunt, who can discuss your needs. Reach Danny via email: danny.hunt@irmau.com or phone: +61 2 8233 6168, or see www.irmau.com for more detail.