Media Partnership: Worthy Parts Industry Link partners with Full Production Podcast

Peter Finn from FACE Contracting, a WPIL media partner, will be joining us at the WPIL Expo and we are thrilled to have him.

Peter is the voice of Full Production, ‘THE podcast of the mining industry’.  Full Production navigates the way through the issues, wins and advances being made in the mining industry in the Australian-Pacific region.

Peter has been working in mining since he was 17 years old and has dug his way to the top of the industry as a leader in contract labour supply and many other specialized services at FACE Contracting.

The mining industry is like no other, so Peter handpicks his guests to talk about the issues and solutions that are rolled out across the industry week after week.

Hear about the ways that mine operators are solving some of the most complex and head scratching problems and, of course, hear where all the hot jobs and careers are across the industry from the people that know it the best.

On the Full Production podcast, Peter provides a platform for listeners to get behind the conversations that people are having in the mining industry. The only way to know what’s really happening is to know the right people – and this is something that Peter brings to the table week after week. Full Production gives you the window you need to leverage your career and take yourself to new heights, and plugs you into the pulse that drives the industry every day.

Join Peter each week as he brings you the people that have the experience and the proven track record in dealing with the trials and tribulations of working in the mining industry.

Catch our very own Michael Worthington on Episode 37, discussing all things WPIL!

Peter will be making his way around the Expo to meet and chat to Exhibitors and maybe even invite you to join him in a podcast!

MEDIA RELEASE: Auction no brainer for WPIL and Tim Brayshaw

After a five-year mining stint under the leadership of Worthy Parts Director Michael Worthington, Tim Brayshaw decided that a career in a workshop covered in diesel wasn’t the path he was meant to follow.

The 27-year heavy diesel mechanic, equipped with the necessary skills to recognise an honest days work and persistency, set out to start a brand that would make a difference from it’s product sales through to it’s message.

Brainless the brand incorporates product, and purpose – with a mission to encourage people to live a fulfilled life through their passion.

As a clothing brand, it is committed to donating $2AUD from every garment sold towards making a difference in the life of people who are in need of support.

“I wanted to create a community that covered all the areas important to me – so I set up a clothing brand that also raises funds for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (CBCF),” he said.

“For me, giving is the most important thing. After years working in the mining industry, I realised that this was in fact my passion, and in order to feel fulfilled, I needed to take a path that would allow me to follow my passion,” Brayshaw said.

“When you’re giving, doors seem to open and the people you meet on your journey is incredible.”

Now on the tail end of his USA tour running the New York Marathon and raising funds for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, Tim will head to Kalgoorlie-Boulder to auction off a R1300 bucket donated by the Worthy Parts team, donating all proceeds to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

“It was after raising $3,275.00 in a Sydney Fun Run in January this year that the door opened and CBCF invited me to run on behalf of them in the New York City Marathon.”

At 29 years old, Brayshaw completed the marathon on November 4th, 2018 – successfully raising $14,000 for the Foundation.

Currently travelling across USA promoting his brand Brainless with goals to reach offshore markets over the next two years, Brayshaw will conclude his global tour back in Kalgoorlie-Boulder in early December for the WPIL Auction & Expo.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Wortho, as he was my boss – and has been a huge support in my bold journey to make a significance in peoples lives through the brand.

“Michael and the mining industry have played a major part in shaping me and allowing me to realise my own purpose, leading to living my passion – so I wouldn’t miss the EXPO for the world,” he said.

To round off his trip, Tim will host a live auction to sell off the R1300 bucket expected to raise between $5,000 to $15,000 to donate to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (CBCF).

“I’ll be speaking at the WPIL Auction & Expo and giving my perspective to the mining crowd on how one person can make a difference – and how collectively we’ll be working towards raising the funds!”

Tim touches down in Kalgoorlie on Sunday 2nd and will be the main key note speaker at the WPIL Auction and Expo. If you’d like to donate through Brainless, head to

MEDIA RELEASE: Economy welcomes 2000+ audience members!

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a week away from welcoming what could be well over 2000+ visitors and exhibitors to its humble mining town, as the Worthy Parts Industry Link Auction and Expo connects service providers across the country.

An event of this caliber will expect to see local businesses from accommodation, restaurants, through to local retailers benefit from the additional flow of traffic, whilst also increasing business opportunities among local and interstate service providers.

Worthy Parts Industry Link Director Michael Worthington is encouraging local businesses to get creative and come on board with ideas on how they can be involved in the 3-day networking forum, that backs onto the iconic Saint Barbaras Day Parade.

“We’ve taken the initiative in approaching local businesses to help out with the expo such as Kal signs, who are doing the signage locally, as well as local venues to host our networking events such as the Palace Hotel and Paddy’s restaurant”

“We’ve been humbled to see such incredible support from local businesses with companies approaching us with ideas on how they can contribute,” he said.

The key to measuring its success will be determined by the economic report conducted post event, on the insurgence of financial growth the township receives during the event.

“We’re expecting roughly 500 exhibitors alone, and around 2000 audience members to cross the expo gates,

“We’re encouraging local businesses to approach us over the next week to see how we can work in and support them locally,

“Our expo will provide an opportunity for the smaller guys, as well as contractors, and local businesses to be exposed for their contribution to the communities they work in,” he said.

Chief Executive Officer of the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder, John Walker said the expo and auction is one of the most exciting initiatives he has seen since he relocated to Kalgoorlie Boulder.

“Often the city leads on events and activities but to see a private enterprise take the initiative, wear the risk and to invite people to Kalgoorlie Boulder to come and not only do business but to enjoy what we have to offer, to stay here, to spend their money, I think is outstanding and so, I think Worthy Parts deserves all the credit but hopefully the town embraces it as well,” Mr Walker said.

“The public are always warming when people come to town, but I think it also opens enormous opportunities beyond just the expo,

“People when they see and feel Kalgoorlie might decide they want to live here or do business here, and I think this is a great initiative to help achieve lots of our outcomes [the city] and it aligns with what the city is trying to do, so we’re really supportive,” he said.

“We know a lot of mining happens somewhere else and not many people unless they’re working there go out to the mines and understand and experience what it is,” he said.

Mr Walker said it’s common that people won’t see what happens in mining unless they work there, and the expo provides the public an opportunity to see and understand one of the major economic contributors for the town.

“Now what makes a mine; you know, the equipment makes the mine, the people make the mine obviously the fact that the geology is there as well but I think to bring the people, the equipment, the operations into the city at Cruikshanks Oval where people can go and look and feel and touch and see – gives them the opportunity to be involved,” he said.

“I mean mining is one aspect, but mining services is in many ways perhaps is a bigger industry employer and contributor to the economy here anyway, so we have a massive mining services sector,” he said.

As well as the city’s support, the WPIL Auction & Expo has partnered with many local businesses including the Kalgoorlie Miner to add to the experience and exposure for each of the service providers exhibiting.

Kalgoorlie Miner Goldfields – Esperance Regional Manager Tracee Relph said the readership of the miner will provide the exhibitors a chance to expose their business to a greater audience, in addition to those attending the expo.

“With Worthy Parts – we’ve been able to expose the expo directory to the wider reach – so the exhibitors will have their bios shared not only to the people at the expo on the ground, but to the wider audience as well.”

“Anything that involves the community, we’ll jump onboard regardless and having so many extra people in town will help the retailers and in effect it’ll help the paper as well, having people shopping locally and being involved will be good for the city,” she said.

The Expo aims to connect three avenues, the exhibitor and mining companies, the community to exhibitors, and the audience and exhibitors to local businesses.

“We’re exposing businesses that support the communities, sponsor the footy clubs, and interact with the community.

Director of Exchange Hotel and Paddy’s restaurant, Lawson Douglas said that events that bring a mass amount of people to the city is great for the township and local businesses.

“We’ve prepared to have extra staff on during the expo to ensure all audience members and exhibitors are catered for.

“We’ve teamed up with the WPIL Committee to ensure that exhibitors know they’re welcome to wind down at Paddy’s and the Exchange with a relaxed environment and we’lL cater for them.”

“The flow on effect of events such as this are great for the community.

As a local business, we’re happy to get involved with these types of events, because it does promote that Kalgoorlie is a great place to live and do business. It means that we’re able to promote what our local businesses are capable of when it comes to events of this caliber.

Michael said his WPIL team has been on the front foot recruiting local businesses to help out where necessary, from onsite providing forklifts and cherry pickers, to Kal Signs with signage, Goldfields Indoor Plant Hire with internal decorations.

“We have a team of around 20 people, and each one of them are in charge of their own department to make the Expo & Auction a success for the exhibitors and community members”

“We do encourage local business to take advantage of the additional persons in town and approach us with their ideas to contribute to the experience of the local community and exhibitors’

The WPIL Auction and Expo will take place on December 3 & 4 and is free to the public and audience members for entry. You can find out more at


Media Partnership: Worthy Parts Industry Link partners with Australia’s Mining Monthly

WPIL is excited to have our media partner, Australia’s Mining Monthly (AMM) in attendance at the inaugural Expo.

AMM is the premier mining publication for those working in the operational side of mining.

Each edition carries detailed coverage and extensive information on the equipment, people, technology and services driving Australia’s mining industry.  AMM is essential reading for those wanting to make better decisions in their mining business and career with the right information on hand.

With a monthly magazine, a website that attracts over 19,000 unique users a month and a daily newsletter that has over 14,700 subscribers, AMM can get your advertising campaign in front of a highly engaged audience.

Published for more than 35 years, AMM is widely regarded and respected for the quality of it’s editorial and advertising exposure.

The world’s leading mining equipment and product suppliers operating in Australia, as well as consultants, service providers and conference and expo organisers, have AMM as their first choice for advertising and communication.

The recently introduced ‘Contents Channels’ feature on the AMM website is an exciting feature that allows viewers and subscribers access to up to date news and critical business information that is relevant to your operational sector.  Daily emails and personalised alerts can be sent directly to your inbox.

Chis Merton will be onsite during the two day WPIL Auction & Expo, drop by and have a chat!

Alternatively Chris can be contacted on or 0413 444 081 for more information.